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Sean “Diddy” Combs, a rapper and music mogul credited with serving to launch the careers of among the greatest stars lately, is now dealing with a number of civil lawsuits accusing him of intercourse trafficking, sexual abuse and rape.

Combs, previously often known as Puff Daddy, P. Diddy and a number of different names, has undergone a myriad of reinventions for the reason that begin of his profession – however has since entered a brand new and unwelcome “era.”

Federal brokers with US Homeland Security raided two of the rapper’s homes in Los Angeles and Miami on 25 March as he faces a string of various accusations.

Federal brokers with US Homeland Security raided two of the rapper’s homes on Monday


Combs, 54, has strongly denied the entire allegations towards him. His attorneys have branded the lawsuits and their accusations as cash grabs, “baseless” or “sickening.”

The entertainer has not been formally charged or accused by federal prosecutors of any crime.

The new lawsuits come months after Combs’s former accomplice, Casandra “Cassie” Ventura filed a lawsuit towards him in November. She accused him of raping her in 2018, beating her, demanding she carry a firearm to “make her uncomfortable and demonstrate how dangerous he is” and forcing her into “unwanted sexual encounters with male sex workers.”

Ms Ventura’s lawsuit towards Combs was settled a day after she filed it for an undisclosed amount of cash.

The slew of allegations in lawsuits towards Combs date way back to the Nineties, when he based his personal file label, Bad Boy Records.

All the allegations towards Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs:

Lawsuits towards the rapper started on 16 November 2023 when he was sued by singer and dancer Cassie, his former accomplice, who alleged years of abuse.

It was filed beneath the New York Adult Survivors Act, simply earlier than it expired. This act provided a one-year window for grownup victims of sexual assault to come back ahead with civil claims whatever the statute of limitations.

Cassandra 'Cassie' Ventura

R&B singer Cassie, whose full identify is Casandra Ventura, filed a lawsuit in 2023 alleging that she was trafficked, raped and overwhelmed by Combs on many events over 10 years.

Her lawsuit claimed that Combs introduced the singer into his “ostentatious, fast-paced, and drug-fueled lifestyle” not lengthy after she met him, and signed her to his label in 2005 when she was simply 19 and he was 37.

Ms Ventura stated that the sample of abuse started as quickly as their relationship began and that, as she was attempting to finish it in 2018, he pressured himself into her Los Angeles residence and raped her.

The lawsuit towards Combs was settled a day after she filed it for an undisclosed amount of cash.

Ms Ventura informed CNN she had chosen to “resolve this matter amicably,” whereas Combs’ legal professional stated the settlement was “in no way an admission of wrongdoing” and didn’t change his denial of the allegations.

Cassie (left) and Sean “Diddy” Combs on the 2017 Met Gala. Cassie filed a lawsuit in 2023 alleging that she was trafficked, raped and overwhelmed by Combs on many events over the course of 10 years

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Her accusations towards Combs had been introduced by the New York Adult Survivors Act (ASA), which expired at midnight on 23 November 2023.

The act offered survivors a one-year window to pursue civil litigation no matter when the abuse occurred, which means incidents from a long time had been lastly delivered to mild.

More than 2,500 circumstances had been filed beneath the ASA earlier than its expiry at midnight on 23 November 2023, court docket knowledge despatched to The Independent confirmed.

Survivors introduced lawsuits towards among the state’s strongest males, together with main gamers in leisure, reminiscent of Bill Cosby, Harvey Weinstein, Axl Rose, and Combs.

Rodney ‘Lil Rod’ Jones

In the latest lawsuit towards Combs, filed on 26 February 2024 in New York, producer Rodney “Lil Rod” Jones, alleged he was “subjected to unwanted advances by associates of Diddy at his direction” and that he was pressured to have interaction in relations with the intercourse staff Combs had employed.

The producer, who labored for Combs between September 2022 and November 2023 claimed Combs sexually harassed, drugged and threatened him for greater than a yr.

He stated he has video and audio proof of Combs, his employees and others “engaging in serious illegal activity.”

The lawsuit additionally alleges that Combs often hosted “sex-trafficking parties” with underage girls and unlawful medication, and implies file label executives who regarded the opposite approach financially benefited from entry to celebrities and dignitaries, together with the British royal Prince Harry.

Prince Harry just isn’t accused of any wrongdoing or of attending events himself.

Combs’s legal professional informed The Los Angeles Times that the lawsuit comprises “reckless name-dropping about events that are pure fiction and simply did not” happen.

Ryan Mendelsohn, 20, who used to dwell within the space the place Combs’ Los Angeles property was searched, informed reporters he would see events on the residence and girls outdoors till 6am, which was not traditional.

“I drive by a lot, and I see that — a lot of girls, maybe five or six girls outside, some leaving, some not, some going in,” he stated, in keeping with NBC News.

“I never thought anything of it,” Mr Mendelsohn, who added that he didn’t know Combs lived there till Monday’s information broke. “But now, it’s crazy.”

Joie Dickerson-Neal

In November 2023, Joie Dickerson-Neal filed a lawsuit alleging that Combs drugged her, sexually assaulted her and secretly recorded the assault whereas she was a school scholar in 1991, NBC News reported, citing the submitting.

She claimed that Combs pushed her to go to dinner with him and he or she agreed “reluctantly” on 3 January 1991, which is when she alleges she was drugged, “resulting in her being in a physical state where she could not independently stand or walk,” the BBC reported.

The swimsuit additionally claims he recorded the assault and confirmed it to different individuals.

She later filed police reviews in New York and New Jersey, spoke to prosecutors, however was informed by colleagues they had been “terrified that Combs would retaliate against them and that they would lose future business and music opportunities if they made a statement in support of” her, NBC News reported, citing the lawsuit.

More girls come ahead

Since November, three extra girls have come ahead with lawsuits within the Southern District of New York alleging that they had been sexually assaulted by Combs, in keeping with NBC News.

Two of the ladies stated they had been youngsters on the time of the alleged assaults.

Anonymous Plaintiff

In November, an nameless plaintiff accused Combs and singer-songwriter Aaron Hall of raping her and a good friend in 1990 or 1991 after assembly at an MCA Records occasion in New York, the place the singers “were very flirtatious and handsy” and provided them drinks, Rolling Stone reported.

The swimsuit alleges that Combs and Hall invited the ladies to Hall’s condominium for an afterparty the place the plaintiff “was offered more drinks and was coerced into having sex with Combs,” and was “shocked and traumatized” afterwards, earlier than “Hall barged into the room, pinned her down and forced Jane Doe to have sex with him,” in keeping with Rolling Stone.

After she spoke to her good friend, the plaintiff allegedly discovered she had additionally “been forced to have sex with Combs and Hall in another room,” in keeping with the swimsuit.

Just a few days later, Combs allegedly visited the plaintiff and her good friend at a house the place they had been staying, the place he grew to become “irate and began assaulting and choking Jane Doe to the point that she passed out,” the lawsuit alleges.

Unnamed Accuser ‘Jane Doe’

In December, Combs was hit with one other lawsuit which claimed he had drugged and gang-raped a 17-year-old lady in 2003.

The plaintiff, recognized as Jane Doe, accused Combs of plying her with medication and alcohol at his New York studio after which raping her together with two associates.

The swimsuit accused Combs of a “sex trafficking scheme,” during which Jane Doe was flown by non-public jet from her residence in Michigan to New York.

Combs’s response to allegations

Sean Combs has strongly denied all of the accusations towards him and vowed to “fight for my name, my family and for the truth.”

In a press release in December, following the lawsuit introduced by Jane Doe, he known as the claims “sickening” and stated his accusers had been “looking for a quick payday”.

“Let me be absolutely clear: I did not do any of the awful things being alleged,” he stated in a press release. “I will fight for my name, my family and for the truth.”

Combs’ lawyer, Shawn Holley, branded the occasions described within the lawsuit as “pure fiction”.

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“We have overwhelming, indisputable proof that his claims are complete lies,” he stated. “We will address these outlandish allegations in court and take all appropriate action against those who make them.”

Following the settlement with Ventura, Ben Brafman, one other legal professional for Combs, informed The Independent: “Just so we’re clear, a decision to settle a lawsuit, especially in 2023, is in no way an admission of wrongdoing.

“Mr. Combs’ decision to settle the lawsuit does not in any way undermine his flat-out denial of the claims.

“He is happy they got to a mutual settlement and wishes Ms Ventura the best.”