Aoki Lee Simmons, the youngest daughter of Kimora Lee and Russell Simmons, called her father out for heaping emotional and verbal abuse on her for years.
In a tearful video shared on Instagram, Aoki said her father has “completely changed”.
She said her father doesn’t even sound like a human being when he “screeches” at her. She claims he changed “Well, well after the divorce” from her mom.
Aoki, 20, captioned the video:
“My father is not well, for years, he needs help and won’t accept that he refuses to acknowledge he is not himself. He has threatened and bullied my sister, my grandma, he has harassed my grandma in the middle of the night in poor health, send a man to my sisters apartment at 2am to scare her. He lashes out at ANYONE who does not say ‘oh Russell everything is fine’. Well it’s not fine. If ‘I never get a fashion job again’ like he threatens, I’ll be a lawyer I guess and work in criminal Justice. Sure I love my job but if he takes it away from me I won’t die. You don’t threaten my sister and grandma and mother and say ‘who’s gonna believe you I’m Russell Simmons nobody thinks I’m crazy’ well he is [sic].”
Russell and Aoki are pictured during happier times on June 19, 2022.
Russell was accused of sexual misconduct by at least 12 women in recent years. He fled to Bali in Indonesia where he lived in self-imposed exile until last year.
One of his accusers is Jenny Lumet, the daughter of filmmaker Sidney Lumet and the granddaughter of singer Lena Horne.
The 65-year-old Def Jam Records co-founder denies raping or assaulting the women. And he denied fleeing America to avoid facing justice. He is pictured at Ice-T’s Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony in Los Angeles on Feb. 17, 2023.