HBO Doesn’t Know Russell Simmons
On the heels of the latest sexual assault accusation against Russell Simmons, HBO has baby wiped all traces and mentions of the Hip Hop mogul from “All Def Comedy.”
Russ announced he would be stepping away from his businesses after Lena Horne’s granddaughter and writer, Jenny Lumet accused him of raping her in 1991.
The good news is “All Def Comedy” will still move forward.
But, the network released the following statement:
HBO will be airing All Def Comedy as planned. However, Russell Simmons will not appear in the new series and we will be removing his name from the show moving forward.
The series is a platform for promising and upcoming comedians and we do not want to deprive them of an opportunity to showcase their talents to a national audience. We have no other projects with Russell Simmons.