Fourth Woman Files Suit Against Diddy For Gang Rape And Sex Trafficking
A fourth woman has accused Sean “Diddy” Combs of sexual assault, alleging that she was gang-raped and sex trafficked by the music mogul, along with Harve Pierre, a former longtime president of his record label, and an unnamed individual.
The lawsuit, filed in federal court in New York under the Victims of Gender-Motivated Violence Protection Law, names Combs, Pierre, Daddy’s House Recordings, and Bad Boy Entertainment as defendants.
The accuser’s attorney, Douglas Wigdor, represented the singer, model, and actress Cassie in her federal lawsuit against Combs.
The complaint alleges that the defendants preyed on a vulnerable high school teenager as part of a sex trafficking scheme that involved plying her with drugs and alcohol and transporting her by private jet to New York City where she was gang raped by the three individual defendants at Mr. Combs’ studio.
The suit says that Cassie, whose legal name is Casandra Ventura, and two other women who filed lawsuits against Combs last month alleging sexual abuse gave the latest accuser “the confidence to tell her story as well.”
Ventura, a former longtime romantic partner of Combs’ who was signed to his record label, sued Combs in mid-November in federal court, alleging that he raped and repeatedly abused her over nearly a decade.
The case was settled a day later. Combs’ lawyer, Ben Brafman, said the settlement was “in no way an admission of wrongdoing.”
Two other women, Liza Gardner and Joie Dickerson-Neal, have also alleged in lawsuits that Combs sexually assaulted them.
Combs denied any wrongdoing in a statement Wednesday, starting with, “Enough is enough.” He added that he would fight for his name, his family, and the truth.
In the most recent suit, Doe alleges that she met Pierre, the longtime president of Bad Boy, the record label Combs founded in the early 1990s, in 2003 at a lounge in the Detroit area when she was 17 and in 11th grade.
The suit alleges that Pierre complimented her and then began talking about Combs, whom he described as his “best friend,” eventually calling Combs to introduce him to Doe.
While at the studio, Combs, Pierre, and the third defendant plied Doe with “copious amounts of drugs and alcohol,” and she became more and more inebriated, eventually to the point that she could not possibly have consented to have sex with anyone, much less someone twice her age.
The suit states that Combs, Pierre, and the third defendant took turns raping Doe in a bathroom at the studio.
In addition to the suits from the four women, Combs’ companies have also been named in a lawsuit filed last month in the New York Supreme Court that accuses Pierre of sexually harassing and assaulting an assistant. Combs has denied the allegations.
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