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Russell Simmons Wearing Out His Consciousness After Accusations

By TheBlast Staff

Russell Simmons is clearly holding on to his spiritual roots and searching for his place in the universe after being accused of sexually assaulting a woman years ago.

The "Def Jam" founder was leaving the Sunset Tower Hotel Thursday in West Hollywood. He looked deep in thought while wearing a t-shirt with Ganesh, the Hindu deity. Ganesh is worshipped as the supreme consciousness that pervades all and brings order in this universe.

After Simmons was accused of sexually assaulting screenwriter Jenny Lumet after a night out in 1991, he stepped down from "Def Jam" and his other companies.

He also said he will turn his prized yoga studio into a not-for-profit center for healing and learning.

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