With the sexual assault allegations hovering over him, Russell Simmons has reportedly found a retreat. Page Six reports that the entertainment mogul is currently at a yoga retreat in Bali called the Yoga Barn.
A source told Page Six: "Russell is focusing on yoga and meditation, as well as his spiritual and emotional health. He has also been seen wearing robes and walking the streets and markets of Ubud, the yoga town in the jungle.” The source also added that Simmons, a longtime yoga practitioner, has another book in the works focused on spirituality and healing, but will not address the recent allegations.
A statement from the official website reads, "We do not tolerate sexual abuse, sexual harassment, psychological manipulation, or the deliberate misuse of power. Those who stand behind this pledge offer their support to any victims of abuse. When victims of abuse and mistreatment speak up, they need to know that they will be heard and action will be taken.”
Over a dozen women—including Insecure's Amanda Seales and fashion PR maven Kelly Cutrone—have leveled accusations of rape and sexual misconduct against the Def Jam co-founder. He's even being investigated by the NYPD over two of the claims.
Last December, Simmons stepped down as head of all of his business and charities, releasing a lengthy statement insisting all of the encounters with his accusers were consensual. "I have re-dedicated myself to spiritual learning, healing and working on behalf of the communities to which I have devoted my life," the statement read. "What I will not accept is responsibility for what I have not done. I have conducted my life with a message of peace and love."
Russell Simmons nor his representatives have provided comment on his current whereabouts.