Sean "Diddy" Combs is facing another lawsuit from a woman who claims he and two other men raped her in a New York City recording studio in 2003 when she was 17 years old.
The woman, whose identity remains undisclosed in the court filing, met Harve Pierre, then the president of Combs' Bad Boy Entertainment record label, in a Detroit suburb.
She alleges that Pierre flew her to New York on a private jet, took her to a recording studio, and provided her with drugs and alcohol until she was unable to consent to sex. The lawsuit includes photographs of the woman sitting on Combs' lap, purportedly taken on the night of the incident at the Daddy's House recording studio.
Combs, aged 54, has vehemently denied these allegations. In a statement, he expressed his distress over the accusations, emphasizing that he did not commit the alleged acts and intends to fight for his name, family, and the truth. The lawsuit against Combs is one of several recent legal actions, including a settled lawsuit by singer Cassie and two additional lawsuits alleging sexual assault and abuse.
The lawsuit was filed under New York City's Victims of Gender-Motivated Violence Protection Law, which allows accusers to file civil complaints involving sexual assault claims after the statute of limitations has expired. This law differs from New York's Adult Survivors Act, which temporarily suspended certain legal deadlines for sexual assault victims but expired last month.
Douglas Wigdor, the attorney for the accuser, stated that the defendants preyed on a vulnerable high school teenager as part of a sex trafficking scheme, leading to the alleged gang rape by the three individuals at Combs' studio. The accuser claims that these acts have left her scarred for life.
- LaVanton Gilmore