Oprah Deletes Russell Simmons From Her New Self-Help Book

Multiple women have come forward to accuse the music mogul of rape

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Oprah Winfrey has scrubbed Russell Simmons from her latest self-help book following multiple rape accusations against the music mogul.

Future editions of “The Wisdom of Sundays,” first published last year, will no longer features passages of Simmons, a spokesperson for publisher Flatiron Books told the New York Times on Wednesday. The new editions are expected to hit shelves in February.

The move comes after “Shark Tank” star Daymond John made a similar decision to remove Simmons’ passages from his newest book “Rise and Grind.”

In a New York Times report published in December, Drew Dixon, Tina Baker and Toni Sallie came forward to accuse the Def Jam Records co-founder of rape, describing separate incidents that spanned from 1988 to 2014. In the months since, multiple other women have also come forward to accuse Simmons of rape or other forms of sexual misconduct.