*(Via UrbanHollywood411) – Oprah Winfrey took her name off a documentary detailing sexual abuse allegations against Russell Simmons, but says her decision is “not a victory lap” for the hip-hop mogul.
Winfrey visited CBS This Morning Tuesday to promote her new book club selection, but the hot topic turned out to be her exit from the upcoming film titled On the Record.
Asked why she pulled her name off the movie ahead of its Jan. 25 debut at the Sundance Film Festival, Winfrey said she was troubled by “inconsistencies” in the film, not by pressure from Simmons, who has denied all allegations of nonconsensual sex.
“This is not a victory for Russell,” Winfrey stated. “I unequivocally say that I did not pull out because of Russell. This is not a victory lap for him. I cannot be silenced by a Russell Simmons after all I’ve been through.”
@Oprah says her decision to step away from Russell Simmons documentary is “not a victory” for him.
— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) January 21, 2020
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