Kimora Lee Simmons’ authorized staff reacted after Russell Simmons filed a lawsuit in opposition to her and Tim Leissner
It was recently revealed that Russell Simmons has filed a lawsuit against his ex-wife Kimora Lee Simmons and her current husband Tim Leissner for allegedly using his shares in energy drink company Celsius to fund Tim’s legal fees. Now Kimora’s legal team has responded to the lawsuit on her behalf.
On Thursday, Kimora’s legal team released a statement saying:
“Kimora and her children are shocked by the extortionate harassment from their ex-husband Russell Simmons, who has decided to sue them over stocks and dividends of Celsius shares in which Kimora and Tim Leissner have invested millions of dollars. This is a ill-advised attempt by Russell to use the legal system to access funds he is in no way entitled to, and which his own legal team confirms that Russell did not pay.
Russell’s persistently aggressive behavior not only skews the facts, but is simply a desperate public relations ploy that ignores the years of mental and emotional agony, gas lighting, and ongoing harassment he inflicted on Kimora.
Russell will be held accountable for his serial abuse, and we will face his unfounded claims that despite his self-admitted zero contribution, he will be granted a Celsius stock dividend. This blackmail attempt is particularly egregious as Russell Kimora remains contractually indebted for unpaid business loans in the millions. Our team is actively working to end his harassment, which continues despite Russell’s flight from the country. He will stand before the US court on his own account. “
As we previously reported, Russell claims in documents received from The Blast that Kimora and Tim obtained his shares without his knowledge or consent and used them on Tim’s bail after he was accused of conspiracy to launder money and against foreign bribery laws to violate. He later pleaded guilty to the charges against him.
The site also noted that Russell reportedly sent a letter to Kimora asking her to do the right thing before filing his lawsuit.
Russell has not yet spoken publicly about the lawsuit.
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