Another woman has sued Sean “Diddy“ Combs of sexual assault, multiple outlets report and court documents confirm. The anonymous plaintiff (referred to in her initial complaint as “Jane Doe”) filed the new lawsuit Wednesday (December 6) in Manhattan federal court, alleging that the Bad Boy Records founder and two of his associates — Bad Boy president Harve Pierre and another unidentified man — trafficked her across state lines and “gang raped” her at Combs’ Daddy’s House Recording Studio in 2003. Doe was only 17 at the time of the alleged incident. (Combs and Pierre are named as defendants, along with Daddy’s House Recordings, Bad Boy Entertainment Holdings, and “the third assailant.”)
In the 14-page complaint, prefaced by a trigger warning in bright red letters, Doe’s attorneys provide a timeline of the events in question, beginning with Pierre approaching Doe at a Detroit club. Pierre allegedly convinced Doe to board a private jet from Michigan to New Jersey to meet Combs at his midtown Manhattan studio, but not before forcing her to give him oral sex in the club’s bathroom.
The filing includes several photos of the plaintiff at the studio (with her face blurred out to preserve her anonymity), including one in which she’s seated on Combs’ lap. There, she alleges, she was
given “copious amounts of drugs and alcohol” as Combs, Pierre, and the third, unnamed man began to grope her. Eventually, once she’d become so inebriated “she could not possibly have consented to having sex with anyone,” she claims she was escorted to a bathroom in the studio where Combs, the third assailant, and Pierre proceeded to vaginally rape her. Per her complaint, Doe was driven to the airport and flown home after the assault, though she has “very limited recollection of her transport home, and only remembers being in her car sometime early in the morning.”
Ms. Doe’s is the fourth sexual assault lawsuit filed against Combs in the space of three weeks. The first, submitted on November 16 by R&B singer and longtime Bad Boy signee Cassie, was settled out of court less than a week later, with Combs admitting to no wrongdoing. But two more women sued Combs on November 23 for separate sexual assaults under the temporary Adult Survivors Act, which allowed New Yorkers to litigate sex crimes beyond the statute of limitations until November 24. On November 28, Combs stepped down as chairman of Revolt, the music TV channel he helped found in 2013, though Combs’ representative indicated the move was only a temporary one.
When reached for comment on the latest lawsuit, the same representative referred The FADER to the following public statement from Combs:
The FADER has reached out to Jane Doe’s attorney for comment on Combs’ statement.