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Russell Simmons says he’s deeply disappointed after being banned from NYC Yoga studio


ABC/ Jeff NeiraRussell Simmons will have to find a new location to do yoga.

Page Six reports that Simmons is no longer allowed at a New York City yoga studio, due to the sexual assault allegations against him. According to the gossip site, Modo Yoga NYC emailed the music exec and asked him not to return to the location. 

“The management invited me, and then said that my presence had ‘triggered some members,’ ” Simmons told The Post from Bali. The fashion mogul relocated to the island in February 2018 amid allegations of sexual assault and misconduct by multiple accusers.

“I’m deeply disappointed and hurt by it,” Simmons said. “Guilty by accusation, I don’t believe is a good way to go forward.”

Modo Yoga also issued a statement on the ban.

“We do not pass judgment, gossip or comment on any of our students…However, when we receive complaints from students who are uncomfortable because of another student’s alleged conduct outside of Modo, we are put in a difficult position,” the statement reads.

Despite the numerous accusations of sexual misconduct, Simmons says he’s ready to get back into the swing of things. This includes building a international school of yoga science and relaunching his signature clothing line, Phat Farm, which he’d previously sold in 2004.

Simmons says he’s also working his upcoming memoir, Confessions of a Hip Hop Yogi.

“It’s about my advice for young men and the positivity that has come out of #MeToo and #TimesUp movement,” Simmons said. “If I want to service humanity, I want my book to be helpful…I want to build bridges. There aren’t a lot of bridges being built. There’s a lot of finger-pointing.”

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