Allegations Against Sean “Diddy” Combs: A Closer Look at the Legal Drama Unfolding
Less than a week after settling a lawsuit with former Bad Boy artist Cassie, Sean “Diddy” Combs is now facing additional sexual assault allegations. The new complaint, filed by Joi Dickerson-Neal in New York Supreme Court and reported by Variety, alleges that Combs drugged, sexually assaulted, and abused her, further accusing him of engaging in “revenge porn.”
Dickerson-Neal claims that the incident took place in 1991 when she was a student at Syracuse University and agreed to attend a dinner with Combs after appearing in one of his music videos. The lawsuit alleges that Combs intentionally drugged her during the dinner, sexually assaulted her, recorded the act on video, and shared the tape with others.
Filed under the Adult Survivors Act, which provides a one-year period for alleged victims of sexual abuse to file civil suits beyond typical statute limitations, the complaint demands a trial by jury. Dickerson-Neal is seeking compensation for the alleged injuries, including severe depression and suicidal thoughts, as well as damage to her reputation.
Combs and his businesses, Bad Boy Entertainment and Combs Enterprises have yet to respond to Variety’s request for comment. However, a spokesperson for Combs dismissed the allegations to CNN, calling them “made up and not credible,” and characterizing the lawsuit as “purely a money grab.”
This development comes shortly after a lawsuit filed by Casandra Ventura, also known as Cassie, alleging rape and abuse by Combs over a decade. Combs denied these accusations, and the two parties reached a settlement just one day after the lawsuit was filed.
In a statement, Ventura expressed her decision to resolve the matter amicably, thanking her family, fans, and lawyers for their support. Combs echoed her sentiments, wishing Cassie and her family the best in their resolution.
Amidst the legal turmoil, Combs’ attorney, Ben Brafman, emphasized that settling a lawsuit does not equate to an admission of wrongdoing. He stated that Combs’ decision to settle does not undermine his denial of the claims, highlighting that the resolution was reached amicably.
As these legal battles unfold, the public watches closely, awaiting further developments and the outcomes of these serious allegations against one of the music industry’s prominent figures.