Sean Combs faces fourth sexual assault lawsuit in less than a month. Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, the hip-hop entrepreneur, is being sued for another sexual assault from 2003. Wednesday’s lawsuit by the unnamed 17-year-old woman was the fourth to accuse Combs of sexual assault in recent weeks.
In 2003, the Detroit neighborhood high school student met Combs’ Bad Boy Entertainment record label head Harve Pierre in a lounge, according to the court document. Pierre allegedly transported her to a recording studio in New York on a private jet, gave her drugs and booze, and failed to get her to consent to sexual intercourse. The lawsuit alleges Pierre, Combs, and an unidentified male alternately raped her.
Sean Combs faces fourth sexual assault lawsuit in less than a month. “For the last couple of weeks, I have sat silently and watched people try to assassinate my character, destroy my reputation and my legacy. Sickening allegations have been made against me by individuals looking for a quick payday.”
He continued, “Let me be absolutely clear: I did not do any of the awful things being alleged. I will fight for my name, my family, and for the truth.” – Sean “Diddy” Combs
The lawsuit claims photos of the lady sitting on Combs’ lap were shot the night of the assault at Daddy’s House Recording Studio. Combs, 54, disputes the charges, saying, “I did not do any of the awful things being alleged. I will defend my name, family, and truth.”
This latest lawsuit is part of a series of legal actions against Combs, with three others filed in recent weeks. The first, brought by singer Cassie, containing allegations of beatings and abuse, was settled on November 17. Combs, through his lawyer, denied the accusations before the settlement.
Two additional lawsuits were filed a week later. Joi Dickerson, in one filing, claimed that Combs drugged and sexually assaulted her in 1991. Another unnamed woman accused Combs and another man of sexual assault and subsequent physical violence. These cases were among the thousands filed under New York’s Adult Survivors Act, which temporarily suspended certain legal deadlines for sexual assault victims to sue over past abuse. The law, however, expired last month.
Douglas Wigdor, the attorney representing the latest accuser, emphasized the severity of the allegations, stating, “As alleged in the complaint, 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 depravity of these abhorrent acts has, not surprisingly, scarred our client for life.”
The legal proceedings against Combs shed light on the broader issue of celebrity accountability and the challenges survivors face in seeking justice for alleged acts of sexual assault.
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