Music mogul Diddy, whose real name is Sean Combs, is facing a lawsuit over allegations of drugging and sexually assaulting a woman more than three decades ago. The woman, named Joi Dickerson-Neal, claims that she was a college student at Syracuse University in 1991 when she met Diddy and went on a date with him.
Diddy is facing allegations of sexual assault and the subsequent lawsuit filed by Joi Dickerson-Neal. Diddy vehemently denies the accusations, claiming they are false and motivated by financial gain. The lawsuit comes after a recent settlement in a separate case brought against Diddy by his ex-girlfriend, Cassie, regarding similar allegations.
Accusations and Lawsuit Details
Joi Dickerson-Neal alleges that after going out for chicken and waffles at a Harlem restaurant where she worked, Diddy took her to a recording studio. After leaving the studio, she says that Diddy drove her to a house where he sexually assaulted her and secretly recorded the act. The woman also claims that Diddy showed the tape to numerous people.
She has filed the lawsuit under New York’s Adult Survivors Act, which allows victims of sexual abuse a one-year window to file a civil lawsuit, even if the statute of limitations has expired. Thursday was the deadline to file such lawsuits, and this suit was filed just in time.
A spokesperson for Diddy has vehemently denied the allegations, stating that the woman’s story is fabricated and lacks credibility. They claim that Diddy never assaulted her and that the lawsuit is merely an attempt to extort money. The spokesperson also asserts that the woman has implicated non-existent companies in her accusations.
Recent Lawsuit and Settlement
This lawsuit follows shortly after another high-profile lawsuit against Diddy by his former girlfriend, Cassie. Cassie accused Diddy of rape, abuse, and human trafficking during their relationship. However, that case was swiftly settled, bringing an end to the legal dispute.