On Wednesday, a woman filed a lawsuit against hip-hop mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs, alleging that he and two other men raped her when she was 17 years old in a New York City recording studio.
The lady, whose name was not released in the court petition, is the fourth person to file a sexual assault case against Combs in recent weeks.
The lawsuit claims that in 2003, Combs, Harve Pierre, the former president of Combs’ Bad Boy Entertainment, and an unnamed man gave the accuser drugs and alcohol before rapping her inside Daddy’s House Recording Studio, which Combs and Bad Boy operated.
In a statement, Combs, 54, rejected the charges. Pierre’s request for comment was submitted to Bad Boy Entertainment.
The lawsuit claims that Pierre met the minor in Michigan and flew with her on a private plane to see Combs.
“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,” according to a statement released by the accuser’s attorney, Douglas “The depravity of these abhorrent acts has, not surprisingly, scarred our client for life.”
According to the accuser’s attorneys, the claim was filed under New York City’s Victims of Gender-Motivated Violence Protection Law, which allows accusers to pursue civil charges regarding sexual assault accusations after the statute of limitations has passed.
The case, filed in federal court in Manhattan, comes on the heels of three others alleging Combs of abuse.
Cassie’s lawsuit alleging beatings and abuse by Combs was settled on November 17, the day after it was filed. Before the settlement, a lawyer for Combs stated that Combs disputed the charges.
A week later, two more cases were filed against Combs.
Joi Dickerson, one of the accusers, stated that she was a 19-year-old college student when she agreed to meet Combs at a Harlem restaurant in 1991. According to the filing, Combs “intentionally drugged” her after their date, then brought her home and sexually attacked her.
An anonymous lady accused Combs and another man of sexually abusing her and a companion, then beating her several days later in a second lawsuit.
“For the last couple of weeks, I have sat silently and watched people try to assassinate my character, destroy my reputation and my legacy,” Combs, who is also known as Diddy or Puff Daddy, said in a statement Wednesday. “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.”
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