Aoki Lee simmons is opening up about her strained relationship with her dad Russell Simmons.  Taking to Instagram on Monday, the 20-year old revealed that she and her sister, Ming Simmons, do not have a relationship with their father as he has bullied them for years.


In the post, Aoki wrote, “My father is not well, for years, he needs help and won’t accept that he refuses to acknowledge he is not himself. He has threatened and bullied my sister, my grandma, he has harassed my grandma in the middle of the night in poor health, send a man to my sisters apartment at 2am to scare her.”

She continued, “He lashes out at ANYONE who does not say “oh Russell everything is fine”. Well it’s not fine. If “I never get a fashion job again” like he threatens, I’ll be a lawyer I guess and work in criminal Justice. Sure I love my job but if he takes it away from me I won’t die. You don’t threaten my sister and grandma and mother and say “who’s gonna believe you I’m Russell Simmons nobody thinks I’m crazy” well he is.”

Aoki further emphasized that she and her family members believe that Russell is mentally ill.

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“Some of us do think he’s mentally ill or experiencing something like dementia, he really acts like he hates and does not know his children frequently. Prior to his media issues he was a really the best dad ever and a great co parent. He and my mom were best friends. We all defended him against anything, and then he suddenly turned on ANYONE who will let him lash out. It’s a really just terrifying change to watch.”

Aoki also shared that she stopped talking to Russell because their conversations would give her panic attacks “to the point I was placed on emergency medication every time we spoke.”

Aoki claims that every conversation with Russell ended up with him screaming and cursing.

“Everytime I spoke to you you would yell and scream about a legal situation that I can’t even respond to because I AM NOT INVOVLED, I am your child, not your lawyer your ex wife any of it. I can do nothing,” she writes.

Adding, “I have done eveything I could do, since I was 15 I have tried my hardest to not have drama, to be quiet and calm for the sake of the family that I love. But I don’t know what a person can do at this point. Maybe if I was older I’d know.”

Aoki posts follows after sister Ming Simmons wished their mother Kimora Lee Simmons a “Happy father’s Day” on Sunday.

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