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HBO Removes Russell Simmons Name from ‘All Def Comedy’ After Sexual Assault Claims!

HBO Removes Russell Simmons Name from ‘All Def Comedy’ After Sexual Assault Claims!

The stand-up series is set to premiere Friday, one day after a new sexual assault claim was leveled against the prolific music and TV producer.

HBO is getting out of business with Russell Simmons.

“HBO will be airing All Def Comedy as planned,” said a spokesperson about the Simmons-created series. “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.”

The decision comes hours after Simmons announced he would be stepping down from his businesses in wake of a new sexual assault accusation.

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December 1st, 2017

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