Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs has been confronted with two fresh lawsuits alleging s*xual assault and revenge porn, following a recent settlement with ex-girlfriend Cassie.
Gatekeepers News reports that according to reports gotten by TMZ, the first lawsuit filed by Joi Dickerson-Neal on Thursday, claims that in 1991, Combs drugged, s*xually assaulted, and abused her, leading to severe and lifelong injuries.
Additionally, she said she was “the victim of ‘revenge porn’ that Sean Combs or ‘P. Diddy’ created and distributed”.
A representative for Combs has dismissed the claims as “made up and not credible,” labeling them a “money grab.”
“This last-minute lawsuit is an example of how a well-intentioned law can be turned on its head. Ms. Dickerson’s 32-year-old story is made up and not credible. Mr. Combs never assaulted her and she implicates companies that did not exist. This is purely a money grab and nothing more,” the statement read.
Dickerson-Neal, a university student who had appeared in a Diddy music video, alleges he invited her to dinner in New York which she attended “reluctantly” and where she alleges he drugged her, and then later s*xually assaulted her: “Because she had been drugged, Plaintiff lacked the physical ability or mental capacity to fend Combs off.” She further claims that he filmed the encounter and distributed it, causing her to be subsequently hospitalised for depression.
Lawyers for Dickerson-Neal said she was moved to make the allegations after Ventura made hers. Ventura alleged multiple assaults over the span of a decade, describing “a cycle of abuse, violence, and s*x trafficking”. Combs denied the allegations and the pair made an out of court settlement the following day which each described as amicable.
According to Rolling Stone, another lawsuit filed by an unnamed woman identified as Jane Doe, alleges that Combs and musician Aaron Hall raped her and a friend in 1990 or 1991 after the women were invited back to Hall’s apartment following a music industry event.
Doe said Combs “coerced” her into having s*x, and afterwards “Hall barged into the room, pinned her down and forced Jane Doe to have s*x with him.” Doe says her friend, who is not involved in the filing, claimed she “had been forced to have s*x with Combs and Hall in another room”.
The lawsuit asserts that Combs visited where the pair of women were staying a couple of days later, and physically assaulted her, “choking Jane Doe to the point that she passed out”, the lawsuit alleges. The woman says she later sought medical treatment “to heal from the trauma”.
These lawsuits have been filed under New York’s Adult Survivors Act, which temporarily lifts the statute of limitations on civil lawsuits for incidents that occurred in the early 1990s.
Normally incidents occurring in the early 1990s would have happened too long ago to meet the statute of limitations placed on civil lawsuits, but the act, passed in 2022, created a year-long window where those limitations were lifted.The one-year window closes on Friday, 24th of November 2023.
Combs and Hall have yet to respond to the latest lawsuit.