Music mogul Sean 'Diddy' Combs is accused again of sexual assault and of sending revenge porn only days after settling a similar lawsuit filed by an ex-girlfriend.
The civil suit filed in New York Supreme Court demands a trial by jury and seeks damages. "Plaintiff brings suit against Defendants to redress the substantial and lifetime injuries she has suffered as a result of being drugged, sexually assaulted and abused, and being the victim of 'revenge porn' that Sean Combs or 'P. Diddy' created and distributed," the suit filed in New York Supreme Court stated. A spokesperson for Combs says the allegations are "made up and not credible," adding the move is "purely a money grab."
The plaintiff, Joi Dickerson-Neal, seen in an old music video with Combs, was a production staffer. The lawsuits are enabled by the New York Adult Survivors Act regarding historical sexual misconduct cases, which gave victims a 1-year window to file claims against their alleged attackers. That window ends today, hence the busy courts. New York mayor Eric Adams is also among those sued in the law's final hours.
In Dickerson-Neal's case, there is a paper trail going back to the 1990s.
According to the suit, Dickerson filed police reports at unspecified agencies in New York and New Jersey and spoke to "several prosecutors" hoping to press charges and was told her "allegations would need to be corroborated."
In the filing, obtained by Rolling Stone, Jane Doe alleges she and her friend met Diddy and Hall at an event hosted by MCA Records, the distributor of Uptown Records, at the company's offices in New York. "Combs and Hall were very flirtatious and handsy with Jane Doe and her friend, offering them drinks throughout the night," the filing reads.
As the event was winding down, Combs and Hall allegedly invited the women back to Hall's apartment for an afterparty. "While at Hall's apartment, Jane Doe was offered more drinks and was coerced into having sex with Combs," the filing claims. "After Combs finished doing his business, Jane Doe laid in bed, shocked and traumatized. As she was in the process of getting dressed, Hall barged into the room, pinned her down and forced Jane Doe to have sex with him."