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Sides agree to drop rape lawsuit against Russell Simmons

A lawsuit from a Los Angeles woman who alleged music mogul Russell Simmons raped her at his home in 2016 is being dropped, according to a federal court filing Wednesday.

The two sides have agreed that the suit, filed in January, should be dismissed, with each side bearing its own attorneys' fees. It gave no other details on whether a settlement was reached.

Jennifer Jarosik alleged Simmons raped her after trying to have sex with her when she visited his Los Angeles home in August 2016 for a meeting about a documentary she was making. She had sought at least $5 million in damages.

When the suit was filed Simmons called the allegation "absolutely untrue"...

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