SIL LAI ABRAMS
Writer | Activist | Inspirational Speaker
From The Hollywood Reporter: On 4/21/20, HBO Max unveiled the first trailer for On the Record, the new streamer's documentary detailing the sexual assault allegations made against music mogul Russell Simmons. The Sundance documentary from 'The Hunting Ground' and 'Invisible War' team of Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering features accusers Drew Dixon, Sil Lai Abrams, and Sheri Sher.
1/27/20: Deadline - Russell Simmons Accuser On Oprah’s Withdrawal From ‘On The Record’: “It Had Nothing To Do With Our Veracity” – Sundance Studio
5/20/20: People - Russell Simmons Sexual Assault Accusers Reveal How Life Has Changed Since Coming Forward
5/27/20: Vox - “We are correcting the erasure of black lives”: What On the Record’s subjects say about Me Too
5/27/20: Bustle - 'On The Record' Subject Sil Lai Abrams: "There Has Been A Blacklisting Of Me"
6/3/20: The New York Times - A Documentary for the #MeToo Era: “On the Record” implicitly addresses longstanding criticism that black women have been overlooked in the conversation about sexual assault and power
6/9/20: The Wrap - Subject of Russell Simmons Doc on Holding ‘Space’ for Black Sexual Assault Survivors in the Fight for Racial Justice
6/10/20: Zora - 'The Breakfast Club' Disrespected Black Women. Again.: Survivor Sil Lai Abrams speaks out on Russell Simmons' presence on the show
6/10/20: Los Angeles Times - 'Breakfast Club' host apologizes to Sil Lai Abrams for Russell Simmons interview
6/10/20: The Hollywood Reporter - Russell Simmons Accuser Sil Lai Abrams Criticizes 'Breakfast Club' for Giving Him a Platform
6/11/20: Pitchfork - 'On the Record' Attempts to Set the Record Straight for Black Women in Hip-Hop
6/18/20: ESSENCE - Sil Lai Abrams Calls Out Black Media for Erasing Sexual Assault Accusers' Stories
6/24/20: VICE UK - Black Women Speak Out About #MeToo and the Music Industry In 'On the Record'
6/24/20: COMPLEX - Tidal Removes 'Drink Champs' Episode f/ Russell Simmons After Backlash From Alleged Victim
6/24/20: Blavity - Tidal, Revolt TV Pull Podcast Featuring Russell Simmons After Backlash: Sil Lai Abrams is one of the women who has brought allegations against Simmons.
6/25/20: TheGrio - Marc Lamont Hill and Sil Lai Abrams discuss accountability, ‘MeToo’ in hip-hop
6/28/20: NowThis News - A Message for Survivors of Sexual Assault From Sil Lai Abrams
7/14/20: Entertainment Tonight Online - Sil Lai Abrams on Being Silent No More in HBO Max's 'On the Record'
7/16/20: New York Magazine's 'The Cut' - You Can't Escape Him, He's Ubiquitous