Russell Simmons has been very busy fighting for many causes related to the black community. He’s using his celebrity to raise awareness regarding the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown. He’s been very active in the fight against drugs and gangs in Chicago and he recently had a heated debate with conservative talk show host Bill O’Reilly about violence, drugs, and the industrial prison complex.
While he was fighting for several causes he was dealing with his own dilemmas. Earlier this year, Simmons was sued by photographer Armen Djerrahian for posting photos featuring Rick Ross on his very popular news site, Global Grind. After being served cease and desist , Simmons did not comply with the demands of the photographer.
According to TheJasmineBRAND.com, Djerrahian has worked with everyone from Jay-Z, 50 Cent to Kanye West … along with having his work featured in XXL, Vibe and many other media outlets.
In federal documentation, Djerrahian explained that he photographed rapper Rick Ross for XXL magazine.
READ MORE via Russell Simmons Settles With Celebrity Photographer After Messy Lawsuit | The Reel Network.