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J.C. Penney Pulls Russell Simmons Clothing Line Following Sexual Assault Allegations

Russell Simmons and JCPenney


J.C. Penney Pulls Russell Simmons Clothing Line Following Sexual Assault Allegations

Consequently, as Russell Simmons found himself in the latest Hollywood sexual assault scandal, he stepped down from all businesses, including Rush and the iconic Def Jam Recordings label; and most recently, J.C. Penney announced their pulling his apparel line in light of the accusations.

Additionally, a JCP spokesman told Fortune via email that they are discontinuing Simmons’ ArgyleCulture menswear line; which they began selling last year to reach a younger, more fashionable demographic.

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Furthermore, JCP, who is struggling to keep its sales growing state:

“In light of the recent allegations against Russell Simmons, JCPenney has decided to discontinue selling ArgyleCulture merchandise.”

In addition to selling online, the department store only sold the merchandise in 80 of the 875 JCP stores.

RELATED: Russell Simmons Steps Down From His Businesses Following New Sexual Assault Claim

While JCP pulls the line from its catalog, the brand will still be available on website like Amazon and EBay.

Moreover, the ArgyleCulture collection, founded in 2004, includes “preppy” sweaters, polos, blazers and more.

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As a result, it appears much like Phat Farm, ArgyleCulture will potentially follow suit and go extinct.

In addition to JCP, HBO also removed Simmons’ name form his stand-up series All Def Comedy, which will still keep its Friday (Dec. 8) premiere date.

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