Music mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs and R&B artist Aaron Hall find themselves facing a lawsuit for alleged sexual assault.
The case has been filed in the New York Supreme Court, bringing serious accusations against the two prominent figures in the music industry.
The lawsuit, filed under the New York Adult Survivors Act just before its expiration, claims the assault occurred in 1990 or 1991 at Hall’s apartment following an event at MCA Records’ offices.
A spokesperson for Combs has vehemently denied the allegations, dismissing them as fabricated and financially motivated. “This is nothing but a money grab,” the spokesperson stated, emphasizing the dubious nature of the claims due to Combs’ fame and success.
The lawsuit describes a harrowing encounter where Jane Doe, the plaintiff identified only by a pseudonym, and her friend were allegedly assaulted by Combs and Hall.
The suit details that after being flirtatious and offering drinks during the event, Combs and Hall invited the women to an after-party at Hall’s apartment, where the alleged assaults took place.
Jane Doe claims that following the assault, Combs later assaulted and choked her at her residence, fearing that her friend might disclose the incident. Aaron Hall has not yet commented on the allegations.
Representing Jane Doe, Tyrone Blackburn indicated plans to amend the complaint with additional evidence, including medical documents and witness statements.
The case against Combs is part of a larger pattern of allegations. Another lawsuit filed by Joie Dickerson-Neal alleges Combs drugged and sexually assaulted her in 1991.
Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against Prominent Figures
Dickerson-Neal also accuses Combs of recording the assault and sharing the video. Combs’ spokesperson has also denied these allegations, labeling Dickerson-Neal’s story as fabricated and not credible.
This flurry of lawsuits comes in the wake of a $30 million lawsuit filed by Combs’ former girlfriend, Cassie, which was settled amicably.
While Combs’ decision to drop was not an admission of wrongdoing, according to his lawyer, Ben Brafman, the settlement has sparked other victims to come forward.
Douglas Wigdor, an attorney for Cassie, noted that it is common for additional victims to emerge once initial allegations against a high-profile individual are made public.
In a separate but related lawsuit, Harve Pierre, the ex-president of Bad Boy Entertainment and Bad Boy Records, is also facing allegations of sexual assault.
Combs’ companies are named in this lawsuit, with Bad Boy Entertainment acknowledging the case and stating they are investigating the claims.
These series of lawsuits represent a critical moment in the music industry, as more individuals come forward with allegations of sexual misconduct against prominent figures.
The legal outcomes of these cases could have far-reaching implications for both the accused and the industry at large.
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