UPDATE 12/13, 10:17 p.m. ET: Russell Simmons took to IG to respond to news that Oprah is producing a documentary on sexual assault allegations against him. In the post, Simmons denies the allegations against him and calls it "troubling" that Oprah "choose me to single out."

"Dearest OPRAH, you have been a shining light to my family and my community. Contributing so much to my life that I couldn’t list a fraction of it in this blog.Ihave given you the gift of meditation and the groundbreaking book "THE POWER OF NOW" we bonded to say the least," Simmons started. "This is why it’s so troubling that you choose me to single out in your recent documentary. I have already admitted to being a playboy more (appropriately titled today “womanizer”) sleeping with and putting myself in more compromising situations than almost any man I know." You can read his post in full below.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Dearest OPRAH,you have been a shining light to my family and my community. Contributing so much to my life that I couldn’t list a fraction of it in this blog.Ihave given you the gift of meditation and the groundbreaking book”THE POWER OF NOW “we bonded to say the least. This is why it’s so troubling that you choose me to single out in your recent documentry. I have already admitted to being a playboy more (appropriately titled today “womanizer”) sleeping with and putting myself in more compromising situations than almost any man I know. Not 8 or 14 thousand like Warren Beatty or Wilt Chamberlain, but still an embarrassing number. So many that some could reinterpret or reimagine a different recollection of the same experiences. Please note that ur producers said that this upcoming doc was to focus ONLY on 3 hand chosen women. I have refused to get in the mud with any accusers, but let’s acknowledge what i have shared. I have taken and passed nine 3-hour lie detector tests (taken for my daughters), that these stories have been passed on by CNN, NBC, BUZZFEED, NY POST, NY MAG, AND OTHERS. Now that you have reviewed the facts and you SHOULD have learned what I know; that these stories are UNUSABLE and that “hurt people hurt people”. Today I received a call from an old girlfriend from the early 1980s which means that they are using my words/evidence against me and their COMMITMENT / (all of the claims are 25 to 40 years old) It is impossible to prove what happened 40 years ago, but in my case proof exists of what didn’t happen, mostly signed letters from their own parents, siblings, roommates, band members, interns, and in the case of 2 of your 3 accusers, their own words in their books. Shocking how many people have misused this important powerful revolution for relevance and money. Maybe you should name your documentary “FLAVOR OF LOVE”!? In closing, I am guilty of exploiting, supporting, and making the soundtrack for a grossly unequal society, but i have never been violent or forced myself on anyone. Still I am here to help support a necessary shift in power and consciousness. Let us get to work on uplifting humanity and put this moment and old narrative behind

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50 Cent may have reignited his beef with Oprah.

On Thursday night, Fif took to Instagram to call out the media mogul over her upcoming #MeToo documentary that focuses on Drew Dixon—one of the women who has accused Russell Simmons of sexual misconduct. The film, directed by Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering, is described as "...a profound examination of race, gender, class and intersectionality, and the toll assaults take on their victims and society at large," the Los Angeles Times reports. Oprah is listed as one of the documentary's producers.

50 accused Oprah of only targeting alleged sexual predators who are black, while remaining silent on high-profile predators who are white. The rapper/actor also referenced Oprah's controversial interview with Michael Jackson's accusers Wade Robson and James Safechuck. The sit-down was broadcast following the premiere of HBO's Leaving Neverland, which explored the longstanding molestation accusations against Jackson.

"I don’t understand why Oprah is going after black men. No Harvey Weinstein, No [Jeffrey] Epstein, just Micheal Jackson and Russell Simmons," 50 wrote on Instagram.

He then turned his direction to Gayle King, Oprah's close friend who conducted a televised interview with R. Kelly amid renewed outrage over his alleged sexual abuse. 

"This shit is sad. Gayle hit R Kelly with the death blow documentary. Every time I hear Micheal Jackson I don’t know whether to dance or think about the little boys butts," he wrote. "These documentary’s are publicly convicting their targets, it makes them guilty till proven innocent."

50 followed up the post with an image that featured photos of celebrity men who have been accused of sexual misconduct. The image showed Epstein, Weinsten, Kevin Spacey, and Donald Trump with the word "walk" written across their bodies; photos of Bill Cosby and Kelly were included in the post with the word "jail."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

You think Oprah don’t notice how this shit is playing out? #lecheminduroi #bransoncognac #starzgettheapp

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The G-Unit boss and Oprah have had a rocky history. In 2012, the two sat down to squash a years-long beef which apparently started after Oprah criticized the lyrics in rap music.

50's messages were shared just one day after Weinstein reached a $25 million tentative deal to settle a sexual misconduct case. The disgraced movie producer, who has denied all allegations against him, is still facing life in prison for sex-crime charges in Manhattan.