50 Cent has seemingly shifted from mocking Diddy to expressing concern for the hip hop mogul following a series of sexual assault allegations.
The G-Unit founder initially ridiculed Diddy after news broke of his ex-girlfriend Cassie Ventura‘s $30 million lawsuit, in which she accused the Bad Boy founder of subjecting her to years of physical and sexual abuse. The suit also alleged that Diddy drugged, raped, and sex trafficked Ventura to multiple male prostitutes.
“After years in silence and darkness, I am finally ready to tell my story, and to speak up on behalf of myself and for the benefit of other women who face violence and abuse in their relationships,” Cassie said in a statement released by her legal team, Douglas H. Wigdor, Meredith A. Firetog and Michael J. Willemin of Wigdor LLP.
Diddy denied the claims, and the former couple settled the bombshell lawsuit within 24 hours. However, similar allegations from another alleged victim soon emerged.
Joi Dickerson-Neal, a former Syracuse University student accused Diddy of drugging and assaulting her in 1991. Dickerson-Neal in her complaint claimed the 54-year old music icon took her on a dinner date in Harlem, but she began feeling dizzy after he allegedly gave her a drug that rendered her unable to stand or walk.
She alleged that he later sexually assaulted her and filmed the encounter, which he later showed to “everyone.” The trauma of the incident allegedly caused Dickerson-Neal to drop out of college, and she was diagnosed with clinical depression.
“Still today, Ms. Dickerson continues to work on her emotional health, economic recovery and finishing her college degree. Seeking accountability from Combs under the law is one more step in that journey,” the court filing reads.
Diddy vehemently denied the allegations through a spokesperson who claimed the suit was “purely a money grab.”
“This last-minute lawsuit is an example of how a well-intentioned law can be turned on its head. Ms. Dickerson’s 32-year-old story is made up and not credible. Mr. Combs never assaulted her, and she implicates companies that did not exist. This is purely a money grab and nothing more.”
After multiple posts mocking Diddy, including one joking about making a “Surviving P Diddy” documentary, 50 Cent had a change of heart. The New York rapper shared his concerns for Diddy amid the mounting legal woes, writing, “Damn I hope he alright if you cool with him check on him. All joke a side this is a lot.”
Meanwhile, a third woman has filed a lawsuit against Diddy, alleging sexual assault. According to court documents obtained by TMZ, the woman claims Diddy and singer-songwriter Aaron Hall engaged in non-consensual sexual acts with her and a friend, either in 1990 or 1991.
The lawsuit states that the woman and her friend met Diddy at a record industry event, and Diddy and Hall initiated flirtatious behavior towards them, offering them drinks throughout the evening.
The woman claims Diddy and Hall took the woman to Hall’s apartment, where she was offered more alcohol and then coerced into having sex with Diddy. She says she was traumatized, and then as she lay in the bed, Hall allegedly came in, pinned her down and raped her.
She says her friend was also raped by both men.
Former president of Bad Boy, Harve Pierre, has also been sued for grooming and sexually assaulting his assistant. The lawsuit states that Pierre “used his position of authority as plaintiff’s boss to groom, exploit, and sexually assault her” on multiple occasions in New York City and other locations throughout the country.
The assistant is seeking damages that will “fully and fairly compensate” her for the abuse she suffered. The lawsuit also names Bad Boy Entertainment, Bad Boy Records, and Combs Enterprises as co-defendants.
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