In the latest legal blow to Sean “Diddy” Combs, the music mogul is facing a fourth sexual assault allegation, this time involving a lawsuit filed by a woman identified as Jane Doe. The plaintiff claims that in 2003, at the age of 17, she was flown on a private jet to Combs’ recording studio in New York, where she was allegedly raped by three individuals, including Combs and Harve Pierre, the president of Bad Boy Entertainment.
The lawsuit alleges that the victim was subjected to “copious amounts” of drugs and alcohol before the assault, during which she went in and out of consciousness. According to the plaintiff, Combs raped her over a bathroom sink, while a third man also assaulted her. The woman decided to speak out after reading about a previous lawsuit filed by Cassie, accusing Combs of rape and abuse.
Combs, who recently settled a lawsuit with Cassie, swiftly denied the latest allegations, declaring, “ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.” In a statement, he stated, “Sickening allegations have been made against me by individuals looking for a quick payday. 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.”
The lawsuit is filed under the New York City statute against gender-motivated violence, which has been recently extended to allow suits beyond the statute of limitations. Combs, who stepped aside as chairman of Revolt in light of previous allegations, faces a mounting legal challenge, and the newest lawsuit is likely to intensify the scrutiny surrounding his personal and professional life.