Woman Files Lawsuit Against Sean “Diddy” Combs Alleging Drugging and Sexual Assault in 1991
In a new legal development, music mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs is facing fresh allegations of drugging, sexual assault, and the recording of the assault without the victim’s knowledge. The lawsuit, filed in the New York Supreme Court just a day before the expiration of the New York Adult Survivors Act, was lodged by a woman who claims the incident occurred in 1991 when she was a college student.
This marks the third lawsuit within the week against Combs or his affiliated companies, all accusing him of sexual abuse. The plaintiff, Joie Dickerson-Neal, alleges that Combs intentionally drugged her during a meeting in 1991, leaving her incapacitated and vulnerable to sexual assault. The lawsuit also claims that Combs recorded the assault and subjected Dickerson-Neal to revenge porn.
The suit further details the aftermath, including the plaintiff’s severe emotional distress, depression, and eventual departure from college. Dickerson-Neal pursued legal action against Combs in the past, filing police reports and speaking to prosecutors, but faced challenges due to fears of retaliation within the industry.
The lawsuit asserts that Dickerson-Neal’s encounter with Combs at a later date, where he allegedly confronted her at a party, prompted her to take legal action. It also highlights the recent lawsuit by singer Cassie against Combs, alleging similar misconduct, which was settled for an undisclosed amount.
Combs’ spokesperson vehemently denies the allegations, dismissing the lawsuit as a “last-minute money grab” and questioning the credibility of Dickerson-Neal’s 32-year-old story. Combs is facing multiple charges, including assault and battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, sex trafficking, and revenge porn. Dickerson-Neal is seeking compensatory damages for mental and emotional injury.
NEW: Sean “Diddy” Combs is accused in a new lawsuit of drugging a woman, sexually assaulting her and recording the assault without her knowledge when she was a college student in 1991. https://t.co/JB5OMgzjvf
— NBC News (@NBCNews) November 23, 2023
This latest legal development follows a string of accusations in the entertainment industry, raising questions about accountability and the safety of survivors. The legal representatives for Dickerson-Neal emphasize the importance of the Adult Survivors Act, allowing survivors to seek justice irrespective of expired statutes of limitations.
The unfolding legal saga involving Sean “Diddy” Combs continues to draw attention to the broader issue of sexual misconduct within the entertainment industry, prompting discussions about the need for accountability and support for survivors.