Diddy Accused of Sexual Assault in Two New Lawsuits

The suits were filed earlier this week prior to the deadline of the Adult Survivors Act

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BY Kaelen BellPublished Nov 24, 2023

After being accused of rape, sex trafficking and repeated physical abuse in a lawsuit filed by Cassie last week (which was subsequently settled), Diddy (real name Sean Combs) has been accused of sexual assault in two new lawsuits. The two additional suits were filed earlier this week prior to the deadline of the Adult Survivors Act, which temporarily waived the statute of limitations for civil sexual abuse cases in New York.

The following article contains potentially triggering material relating to sexual assault and violence. If you believe you have experienced or witnessed sexual misconduct and are looking for support, consult the Canadian Resource Centre for Victims of Crime to find resources in your area.

As reported by The Daily Beast, one of the lawsuits was filed by a woman named Joi Dickerson-Neal, who says Combs drugged and raped her in 1991 and "videotaped his crime and distributed the tape to others in the music industry, causing severe harm to Ms. Dickerson-Neal's reputation, career prospects, and emotional well-being."

The suit claims that Dickerson-Neal "reluctantly agreed to an early dinner" with Combs in January 1991, while she was in New York City on winter break from Syracuse University. "During their date, Combs had intentionally drugged [her], resulting in her being in a physical state where she could not independently stand or walk," the suit continues. "Driving first to a music studio where she could not get out of the car, Combs proceeded to a place he was staying to sexually assault her." 

Soon afterward, the suit alleges that Dickerson-Neal was told by Jodeci's DeVante Swing that "everyone" saw her "sex tape" at the studio.

The second new lawsuit accusing Combs of sexual assault was filed by a woman identified only as Jane Doe, as reported by Rolling Stone. The suit accuses Combs and singer-songwriter Aaron Hall of raping the plaintiff and a friend in 1990 or 1991. The suit claims the assaults happened after Jane Doe and her friend met Diddy and Hall at the MCA Records offices in New York and were invited back to Hall's apartment.

"While at Hall's apartment, Jane Doe was offered more drinks and was coerced into having sex with Combs," the suit reads. Afterward, Jane Doe lay traumatized in the bed before Hall entered the room, "pinned her down and forced Jane Doe to have sex with him."

The suit continues, stating that Doe later learned from her friend that she, too, "had been forced to have sex with Combs and Hall in another room." The suit then claims that Combs visited Jane Doe and her friend days later and "was irate and began assaulting and choking Jane Doe to the point that she passed out."

In response to Dickerson-Neal's suit, a spokesperson for Combs described it as "purely a money grab and nothing more."

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