HBO has announced that the network will be removing Russell Simmons from the All Def Comedy series in the wake of the sexual assault allegations against music mogul.
Simmons, who is the creator and executive director of All Def Comedy which first aired on November 12, 2016, quit his business and music empire Thursday after being accused of sexual misconduct by a second woman.
‘HBO will be airing All Def Comedy as planned,’ the network said in a statement to Deadline.
‘However, Russell Simmons will not appear in the new series, and we will be removing his name from the show moving forward.
Media and money
All Def Digital – Online comedy channel
Global Grind – News and entertainment website
Narrative – Advertising agency
Def Jam Enterprises – Marketing and advertising for fashion, film, gaming and mobile
Def Pictures – TV and films
Def Jam Comedy
Rush Card – credit card
In 1999, Simmons sold his stake in the Rick Rubin-founded Def Jam records for $100million.
Clothes, health and yoga
Tantris – Yoga and lifestyle brand with clothes and studios
Celsius – health drink
Argyleculture menswear and eyewear, American Classics eyewear
In 2004, Simmons sold Phat Clothing, the apparel company he founded which included his wife Kimora’s label Baby Phat along with his label Phat Farm, to retail giant Kellwood for $140million.
Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation
Diamond Empowerment Fund
Foundation for Ethnic Understanding Russell Simmons’ Statement: