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Lawsuit: Sean Combs Raped, Threatened to Blacklist Woman

She said promise of mentorship turned into 'aggressive, coercive, and abusive relationship'

(Newser) - A woman who says she was sexually assaulted by Sean Combs in four "terrifying" encounters has become the latest person to file a lawsuit against the rapper, bringing the total to seven in six months. In a lawsuit filed Thursday, April Lampros said she was a student at New...

Cassie Breaks Her Silence: Believe Victims the First Time

Domestic violence 'broke me down to someone I never thought I would become'

(Newser) - Her words were "clearly chosen carefully given the NDA she signed to settle her lawsuit" with Sean "Diddy" Combs in November, observes TMZ , but they are direct: Believe victims the first time, Cassie Ventura says in a message posted to Instagram on Thursday. In her first comments since...

Another Woman Accuses Diddy of Sexual Assault

Model is the 6th to sue rapper in 6 months

(Newser) - Trouble continues to mount for Diddy: Another woman has come forward to accuse the rapper of sexual assault, this one a model who says she met Diddy, real name Sean Combs, at a Fashion Week event in 2003, when she was 22, and he offered to help her career. Crystal...

Diddy: 'I'm Disgusted' by Beating in Video

Rapper apologizes for his actions without mentioning the victim

(Newser) - Sean "Diddy" Combs said Sunday that "my behavior on that video is inexcusable," after CNN aired 2016 surveillance footage two days before that appears to show him physically attacking Cassie Ventura, a singer who was his girlfriend at the time. Combs said he takes responsibility for his...

Diddy's Alleged Drug Mule Reaches Deal With Prosecutors

Brendan Paul is accused in a lawsuit of acquiring drugs and guns for the rapper

(Newser) - A man accused of acting as a drug mule for rapper Diddy has entered a drug diversion program in the hope of avoiding jail time. Brendan Paul, 25, who previously worked as Diddy's main assistant, was arrested at a Miami airport on March 27, around the same time federal...

Sean Combs Sells Off His Half of Tequila Brand

The rapper is facing a number of lawsuits, investigations

(Newser) - Sean Combs, who is facing multiple lawsuits alleging sexual misconduct and violence as well as a Department of Homeland Security probe , sold his half of tequila brand DeLeón for around $200 million back in January. Combs has grown much of his fortune through deals with other businesses, and the...

Sean Combs' Lawyer Slams 'Unprecedented Ambush'

Says rapper is innocent, didn't deserve use of 'military-level force'

(Newser) - A lawyer for Sean Combs had harsh words following the federal raid on the rapper's properties Monday. Calling it "a gross overuse of military-level force," the attorney slammed the "unprecedented ambush" that he said was "paired with an advanced, coordinated media presence." The combination,...

Latest to Accuse Sean Combs Is a Man

Music producer claims Diddy sexually assaulted him

(Newser) - Sean "Diddy" Combs was sued Monday by a music producer who accused the hip-hop mogul of sexually assaulting him and forcing him to have sex with prostitutes, the AP reports. The suit, filed in federal court in New York, accuses Combs of repeated instances of unsolicited groping and sexual...

The Financial Fallout Begins for Diddy

18 brands abandon his e-commerce platform in wake of sex assault allegations

(Newser) - As the controversy surrounding Sean "Diddy" Combs grows, it's beginning to hit him in the wallet. So far, 18 brands have cut ties with the rapper and entrepreneur's new e-commerce platform, the companies confirm to Rolling Stone . Combs recently launched Empower Global, an online marketplace for Black-owned...

Sean Combs Accused of 1991 Sexual Assault
Sean Combs
Hit With Third
Sex Assault Claim

Sean Combs Hit With Third Sex Assault Claim

2 women sued after first lawsuit was quickly settled

(Newser) - Sean "Diddy" Combs is facing another sexual assault lawsuit filed just before the expiry of New York's Adult Survivors Act. The accuser, identified only as Jane Doe, says Combs and singer-songwriter Aaron Hall raped her and her friend after a music industry event in 1990 or 1991, Rolling ...

One Day After Suit Against Combs, a Resolution

Hip-hop mogul, R&B singer Cassie say they've reached a settlement 'amicably'

(Newser) - A day after R&B singer Cassie filed a federal complaint against hip-hop mogul Sean Combs (aka Diddy, aka Puff Daddy), accusing Combs of rape, physical abuse, and sex trafficking over their decadelong relationship, the two arrived at a settlement, reports the AP . In a Friday statement sent by Douglas...

Diageo Says It's Ending 'Broken' Diddy Partnership

Drinks giant calls rapper an 'unreliable and untrustworthy business partner'

(Newser) - British drinks giant Diageo says it's calling time on its "broken" relationship with rapper Sean "Diddy" Combs. The company, owner of brands including Johnnie Walker and Guinness, called the rapper an "unreliable and untrustworthy business partner" in its response to a lawsuit Diddy filed alleging racism,...

Sting: Diddy Pays Me $2K per Day. Diddy: It's More
Diddy Forks
Over a Pretty
Penny to Sting,
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Diddy Forks Over a Pretty Penny to Sting, Every Single Day

Rapper reveals he pays ex-Police frontman $5K daily for sampling 'Every Breath You Take'

(Newser) - Sting likely doesn't care whether the name on Sean Combs' bank account is "Puff Daddy," "Diddy," "P. Diddy," or plain old "Sean Combs"—he just wants his regular check in the mail from that account. That's because for years, the...

'Diddy' Just Struck a 'Historic' Cannabis Deal

Rapper Sean Combs' acquisitions will create the biggest Black-owned pot company in the US

(Newser) - Sean Combs already has branched out from his rapper and producer career with business ventures in the fashion, alcohol, and media worlds. Now "Diddy" is dipping his toe into marijuana, with a deal worth up to $185 million that, if approved by federal and state regulators, may result in...

Diddy Is No More: 'Welcome to the Love Era'
Sean Combs Officially
Changes Name

Sean Combs Officially Changes Name

Producer will apparently go by his new middle name, 'Love'

(Newser) - The man formerly known as Puff Daddy, Puffy, P. Diddy, and Diddy should now be called "Love." The rapper and producer, whose birth name is Sean John Combs, has officially changed his name once again, this time swapping his middle name for "Love." The 51-year-old posted...

What Kim Porter's Death Taught Diddy
What Kim Porter's
Death Taught Diddy

What Kim Porter's Death Taught Diddy

Family now comes first, rapper tells 'Essence'

(Newser) - Diddy's first reaction upon learning of Kim Porter's death was "screaming and crying." "I was crying out to God—and to her,” the 49-year-old tells Essence of his former partner and mother of three of his children, who People reports died of lobar pneumonia...

Diddy Makes First Comments on Kim Porter's Death


(Newser) - Sean "Diddy" Combs took to Instagram on Sunday to comment publicly for the first time on the death of ex Kim Porter , the mother of three of his children. Alongside of video of the two of them that's been viewed nearly 6 million times, the 49-year-old wrote: "...

Diddy's Ex Dead at 47
Diddy's Ex Found Dead

Diddy's Ex Found Dead

Kim Porter was mother to 3 of rapper's kids

(Newser) - Kim Porter, the model and actress who dated Sean "Diddy" Combs on and off from 1994 to 2007 and bore three of the rapper's children, was found dead at her LA-area home Thursday, TMZ reports. Sources say Porter, 47, had been suffering from flu-like symptoms and possibly pneumonia...

Sean Combs Pays $21.1M for Work by Noted Black Artist

The producer has pieces by Keith Haring, Ai Weiwei, and Andy Warhol

(Newser) - The mystery art collector who phoned in the winning $21.1 million bid at a Sotheby’s auction for a painting by African-American artist Kerry James Marshall has been revealed. That someone has turned out to be Grammy Award-winning record producer Sean Combs, aka Diddy, reports Marshall’s long-time art...

South African Party Protests H&M 'Monkey' Sweatshirt

The sweatshirt has caused controversy around the world

(Newser) - Members of a South African opposition party have stormed into some H&M stores to protest a promotional image of a black child wearing a sweatshirt with the words "Coolest monkey in the jungle," the AP reports. Local media reports say the Economic Freedom Fighters members urged local...

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