Sean "Diddy" Combs has decided to temporarily step down as chairman of Revolt, the media company he co-founded in 2013.
This move comes in the wake of three different lawsuits filed against him this month, all alleging sexual assault. Revolt shared a statement on social media, explaining that while Diddy had no operational or day-to-day role in the business, his stepping down would help the company stay focused on its mission to create meaningful content and amplify the voices of Black people.
One of the lawsuits was filed by singer Cassie, who accused Diddy of years of sexual and physical abuse. Diddy's lawyer, Ben Brafman, denied these allegations, and the lawsuit was settled quickly.
However, Diddy still faces two active lawsuits. Joi Dickerson-Neal claims Diddy drugged and sexually assaulted her in 1991, and a woman identified as Jane Doe alleges that Diddy and R&B singer Aaron Hall sexually assaulted her and a friend in the early 1990s. Diddy's spokesperson has labeled these claims as fabricated and falsely alleging misconduct from over 30 years ago.