May 23, 2024

In lower than 4 months, Sean “Diddy” Combs has been sued for sexual assault and harassment 5 occasions. However the accusations in the latest lawsuit do not cease there.

On this lawsuit, filed in federal court docket Monday, a music producer who labored on Diddy’s most up-to-date file claims the hip-hop mogul subjected him to “fixed unsolicited and unauthorized groping and touching” of his anus and tried to groom him into partaking in sexual acts with others, together with producer Steven Aaron Jordan or “Stevie J” and actor Cuba Gooding Jr.

However along with these claims, the plaintiff, Rodney “Lil Rod” Jones, additionally alleges Diddy conspired with a slew of different defendants in a RICO enterprise, allegedly set as much as purchase and transport medication, firearms and intercourse staff — some being minors.

Jones claims the defendants executed the enterprise and saved him underneath their management — forcing him to “solicit intercourse staff” and “carry out acts to the pleasure of Mr. Combs” — by means of intimidation. This contains threats of isolation from the music trade and nonpayment for Jones’ work on the album, for which he says he nonetheless hasn’t been paid regardless of producing 9 songs, in accordance with the lawsuit. 

Jones claims Diddy’s alleged intimidation method would usually swap, in the future promising him “the world” — like vowing he’d get the Grammy Award for Producer of the Yr and providing him $250,000 to buy devices — then promising violence the subsequent.

In a single occasion, Jones claims Diddy threatened to eat the producer’s face and mentioned that he’d kill his personal mom, so harming Jones would not make him suppose twice, the lawsuit states. In others, Jones mentioned he was pressured to look at as Diddy displayed his weapons and bragged about getting away with capturing folks, together with within the 1999 New York Metropolis nightclub capturing for which a jury acquitted Diddy of gun possession and bribery prices.

The lawsuit states Diddy’s alleged admission to the nightclub capturing together with one other gun-involved incident in September 2022 “strengthened” Jones’ worry of Diddy and strengthened the chief’s “dominion and management” of the producer.

That 2022 incident occurred at Chalice Recording Studio in Hollywood whereas Diddy was internet hosting a writers and producers camp. Jones alleges Diddy, his son Justin and Justin’s buddy G had been in a heated dialog within the studio’s lavatory when pictures rang out. Jones claims the rapper and his son left the lavatory, however G was mendacity on the ground, “holding his abdomen and bleeding out of his leg/hip space.”

Jones says he ran to assist the person and sat him on the bathroom whereas calling for others to get an ambulance. Images within the lawsuit allegedly present G’s blood on the studio’s restroom ground and bathroom stemming from this incident, however when authorities later arrived, Jones says Diddy gave “strict directions” to misinform them and say G was shot exterior of the studio by a drive-by assailant. 

In line with LAPD’s investigation, the sufferer was shot exterior the studio throughout a theft after which bumped into the studio bleeding. Nonetheless, Jones says he witnessed LAPD spend hours within the studio after the capturing, together with within the lavatory, and make no arrests. The plaintiff claims it is a results of the shut relationship Diddy’s head of safety, Faheem Muhammad, has with regulation enforcement. 

Jones’ lawsuit states corroborating witnesses have anonymously confirmed his retelling of the studio capturing and that they’ve agreed to talk publicly when subpoenaed. 

In regard to the opposite claims, Jones says he has “a whole bunch” of hours of footage and audio recordings capturing Diddy, his employees and his visitors partaking in “critical criminality.” 

These recordings, Jones claims, stem from when he lived with Diddy for months at a time from September 2022 to November 2023, throughout which Diddy “required” Jones to “file him continuously,” the lawsuit states. A few of this alleged proof is proven within the lawsuit, together with pictures allegedly displaying Diddy with underage ladies — a few of whom got drug-laced drinks and compelled to interact in sexual acts with the mogul — and a picture from when Jones wakened “bare, dizzy and confused” subsequent to 2 intercourse staff and Diddy. He says he believes Diddy drugged him the night time earlier than.

Jones is searching for at the least $30 million within the lawsuit, which alleges negligent infliction of emotional misery, premises legal responsibility and intercourse trafficking along with the sexual assault and RICO claims. It additionally names Diddy’s chief of employees — whom Jones calls the “Ghislaine Maxwell to Sean Combs’ Jeffrey Epstein” — Common Music Group’s CEO, Chalice Recording Studios, Motown Data and extra as defendants.

In an announcement to Billboard, Diddy’s legal professional Shawn Holley mentioned, “Lil Rod is nothing greater than a liar who filed a $30 billion lawsuit shamelessly on the lookout for an undeserved payday. His reckless name-dropping about occasions which are pure fiction and easily didn’t occur and is nothing greater than a clear try to garner headlines. We now have overwhelming, indeniable proof that his claims are full lies. Our makes an attempt to share this proof with Mr. Jones’ legal professional, Tyrone Blackburn, have been ignored, as Mr. Blackburn refuses to return our calls. We are going to handle these outlandish allegations in court docket and take all acceptable motion in opposition to those that make them.”

Jones’ swimsuit follows that of 4 ladies who’ve accused Diddy of sexual assault. 

R&B singer and Diddy’s longtime girlfriend Cassie first sued the rapper in November for rape and bodily abuse, although the case was settled shortly after. Later that month, two ladies filed comparable fits on the identical day, each claiming Diddy sexually assaulted them. Then in December, a Jane Doe sued claiming Diddy and two others gang-raped her when she was 17.

A spokesperson for Diddy mentioned the claims of the 2 ladies who sued after Cassie had been “fabricated” and an exploitation of the Grownup Survivors Act, which allowed sexual assault survivors to file claims exterior of the common statute of limitations till November of final 12 months. 

Then in an Instagram put up in December, Diddy once more denied the allegations, writing: “Let me be completely clear: I didn’t do any of the terrible issues being alleged. I’ll battle or my identify, my household and for the reality.”

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