Instead of the Oprah bump, Russell Simmons got the Oprah dump.
The hip-hop mogul has been dropped from Winfrey’s book “The Wisdom of Sundays,” a collection of conversations with celebrities including Ariana Huffington, Tony Robbins and Shonda Rhimes, after multiple accusations of sexual assault.
Simmons’ section, about how meditation has affected his life, will not be printed in future editions, according to The New York Times.
The Def Jam founder has been accused of sexual assault by at least a dozen women, including two who have accused him of rape.
Jennifer Jarosik, 37, filed a lawsuit against Simmons last week in which she accused him of raping her in August 2016.
Jarosik claimed in the filing that she met Simmons in 2006 in New York, then visited him at his Los Angeles home in August 2016. In the suit, she says that he declined when he asked to have sex.
“Mr. Simmons got aggressive and pushed (Jarosik) on his bed,” the lawsuit claims.
She claims she tried to force him to “stay away from her” and he retaliated by knocking her off the bed, at which point she allegedly hit her head.
Simmons then “pounced on her while she was still in shock and fear, and proceeded to rape her,” according to the lawsuit.
The NYPD is investigating several allegations against him.
Simmons has repeatedly denied the accusations, claiming he’s dedicating himself to spiritual learning and healing, but hasn’t commented on the new allegations.
Flatiron Books, which publishes “The Wisdom of Sundays,” did not immediately return a request for comment.