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Brett Ratner and Russell Simmons were investigated by police in 2001 after alleged sexual battery

Brett Ratner and Russell Simmons were investigated by police in 2001 after alleged sexual battery

Beverly Hills police investigated filmmaker Brett Ratner and music mogul Russell Simmons in 2001 after a woman filed a report alleging that she was a victim of sexual battery.

The Los Angeles County district attorney’s office declined to file criminal charges due to insufficient evidence.

The investigation was first reported by Variety.

Lt. Elisabeth Albanese confirmed that on Nov. 3, 2001, at 4:45 a.m., a 29-year-old woman showed up at the Beverly Hills Police Department to file a report alleging that she was held against her will “by two...

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