The rapper and music producer Sean Combs (54), also known as Diddy and Puff Daddy, is accused of raping a then 17-year-old high school student along with two other men. Several US media outlets, including CNN, reported this unanimously, citing court documents submitted.
The woman claims to have been the victim of a gang rape in 2003. She was given drugs and alcohol and taken on a private jet to New York City, where the alleged assault occurred in a studio.
She names Combs and Harve Pierre, the former president of the company Bad Boy Entertainment founded by the rapper, as well as a third man. As a result, the woman has had to live with “significant emotional stress and feelings of shame” over the past 20 years. She is demanding damages in an undisclosed amount.
According to US reports, three women had previously made allegations against Combs for alleged sexual assault. In November, the rapper and his ex-girlfriend Cassie Ventura (37) agreed to an out-of-court settlement - just a day after the singer filed a civil lawsuit alleging abuse and rape. A lawyer for the accused Combs told the broadcaster in a statement that the settlement was "in no way an admission of wrongdoing."
“Enough is enough,” says Combs in a statement that was published on Instagram, among other places. In recent weeks, he has watched quietly as people tried to destroy his reputation and legacy. “Disgusting allegations” have been made against him by people who, according to him, are just out to make a quick buck. He said he "did none of the terrible things I'm accused of. I will fight for my name, my family and for the truth."