Diddy Faces Lawsuit Over Allegations of Sexual Harassment and Drug Abuse

Lawsuit Alleges Sexual Harassment and Drug Abuse by Diddy in Producer's Lawsuit

A lawsuit filed against Sean “Diddy” Combs in federal court accuses the music mogul of drugging, harassing, and threatening sexual assault against a producer involved in his recent album, The Love Album.

The producer, Rodney “Lil Rod” Jones, alleges that Diddy forced him to hire prostitutes and coerced him into engaging in unwanted sexual activities with them and others. Jones claims to have lived and traveled with Diddy from September 2022 to November 2023, recording hours of incriminating video and audio evidence of illegal activities.

Filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, the lawsuit names Justin Combs, Diddy's adult son; Kristina Khorram, his chief of staff; Sir Lucian Grainge, CEO of Universal Music Group; and Ethiopia Habtemariam, former CEO of Motown Records, among its defendants. The lawsuit suggests that they, along with Universal Music Group, Love Records, and Motown Records, participated in a RICO enterprise, failing to monitor or supervise Diddy, his son, and his chief of staff.

Lil Rod is seeking $30 million in damages. Diddy's attorney, Shawn Holley, denies the allegations, calling them "pure fiction" and stating they have proof to refute them. However, Tyrone Blackburn, Jones' attorney, has allegedly ignored their attempts to share this proof.

This lawsuit follows previous allegations against Diddy, including claims from Cassie of abuse and harassment, along with accusations from other women, including one who alleges Diddy drugged and sexually assaulted her in the 90s.

As this legal battle unfolds, it casts a shadow over the reputation of one of the music industry's most prominent figures.