New York Detectives Investigating Russell Simmons Rape Claims

Police are looking at multiple rape claims against Russell Simmons.

(AllHipHop News) Police in New York City are reviewing claims hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons raped multiple women.

The NYPD's special victims unit detectives are reportedly looking into at least seven allegations of sexual misconduct against the Def Jam co-founder - and they are reaching out to his accusers, according to Los Angeles Times sources, ahead of a possible investigation.

Simmons stepped down from his businesses last month after two women accused him of raping them, but on Thursday (December 14) he made it clear he's determined to clear his name as more accusers came forward in exposes published by the New York Times and Los Angeles Times.

He has also taken a lie detector test in a bid to prove he never forced himself upon his first accuser, model Keri Claussen Khalighi, in 1991, when she was 17.

According to the rap boss' attorneys, he plans to repeat the polygraph test for allegations made by four other women - and he'll release the results once he's completed all the tests.

Russell and his legal team are inviting any of his accusers to also take a polygraph.

Simmons has denied the rape allegations and insists all his sexual encounters were consensual.