The Real Housewives of New York City alum Luann de Lesseps, who previously was arrested for drunk and disorderly conduct on Christmas Eve, has revealed that she had been sexually assaulted by men "throughout" her life, particularly accusing Russell Simmons of groping her in an elevator, according to the Daily Beast.
Of the music mogul, who previously was accused of rape by multiple women, the RHONY star says, in the interview with Daily, "He grabbed my ass in an elevator, he was just a pig."
Sexual Misconduct: 'RHONY' Alum Luann de Lesseps Accuses Russell Simmons of Groping Her
The reality star says that the incident had happened "around three summers ago, at Soho Beach House, Miami."
The Bravo star said,
I haven’t told anybody about that before. I was grossed out. I was like ‘How dare you.’ He invaded me, he took advantage of me, being who he is, thinking he is all ‘it,’ all everything. He thought he could just do that. I looked at him and said, ‘Don't ever do that again.'
The 52-year-old further told the publication that she didn't report the incident at the time, neither Russel apologized to her for what he did.
She said, “No. Of course he didn't apologize"
Regarding the latest groping accusation made against Russell, his spokesperson Angela Pruitt reissued a previous statement given to Rolling Stone, in which Russell appeared to deny all allegations.
Previously after a woman accused the Def Jam co-founder of raping her in a hotel room, on March 23, in a statement, Russell said,
I vehemently deny all the allegations made against me. They have shocked me to my core as I have never been abusive or violent in any way in my relations with women. I have submitted myself to multiple lie detector tests. I denied forced sex and sexual harassment allegations brought against me in each test; I also answered no to the question, 'Have you ever physically forced any woman to have sexual intercourse?' I passed all of the lie detector tests.
In the new interview, Luann said,"I’ve had to deal with it my whole life" due to inappropriate “male photographers and clients."
She further said, "You learn to swallow it, to grin and bear it somehow."