Diddy Accused of Sexual Assault By Former Male Employee

The allegations against the entertainment mogul come from a former producer and videographer who most recently worked on the "Love" album.

In another lawsuit, Sean “Diddy” Combs has been accused of sexual assault by a former male employee, PEOPLE reports.

Rodney “Lil Rod” Jones, who worked as a producer and videographer on Diddy’s “Love” album, alleged that Diddy “sexually harassed, drugged and threatened him” for more than a year, according to the suit.

Jones is seeking $30 Million in damages because he “witnessed, experienced, and endured many things that went far beyond his role as a producer on the Love album.”

Filed in a New York court on Monday (Feb.26), Jones constantly accuses Diddy of “unsolicited groping” and “sexual touching.” He also claimed that he had to work in a bathroom while Combs “showered in a clear glass enclosure” and walked around in the nude in the 73-page lawsuit.

Because he was the videographer, Jones said that he was “required” to “constantly” record Diddy for the duration of the project.

“As a result, Mr. Jones has secured HUNDREDS of hours of footage and audio recordings of Mr. Combs, his staff, and his guests engaging in serious illegal activity,” the suit read.

When Jones shared with Khorram about Diddy’s alleged behavior, she allegedly dismissed the “groping of Mr. Jones’ anus and genitals as friendly horseplay.”

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On Thanksgiving Day in 2022, Jones claims that the female cousin of Yung Miami, Diddy’s girlfriend at the time, “sexually assaulted him as well in the presence of Mr. Combs and his staff.”

Additionally, the suit states that Jones accused Combs of bringing prostitutes into his house in Miami and that “he was drugged and possibly raped” on one occasion.

Along with Diddy, his son Justin Combs, Kristina Khorram, his chief of staff,  Sir Lucian Grainge, CEO of Universal Music Group, and former Motown Records CEO Ethiopia Habtemariam are also named as defendants.

Tyrone A. Blackburn, Jones’ attorney, said the lawsuit was filed because Diddy was not willing to negotiate a settlement.

“Litigation should never be the first option for a dispute. We filed because of the refusal to negotiate on the other side,” Blackburn said.

Shawn Holley, one of Combs’ attorneys, characterized the allegations against his client as “pure fiction.”

“We have overwhelming, indisputable proof that his claims are complete lies,” Holley said. “We will address these outlandish allegations in court and take all appropriate action against those who make them.”

This is the latest in a series of lawsuits levied at the Bad Boy Records founder. In November, Cassie, a former girlfriend and artist on Diddy’s label, accused Diddy of rape and physical abuse for more than a decade when they were together.

In February, he retained the services of Bobbi Sternheim, a high-powered attorney to represent him, in a lawsuit from a woman claiming she was raped by the Bad Boy Records founder and two other men when she was a 17-year-old girl in 2003.

After numerous lawsuits, Diddy announced in an official statement in November that he was stepping down as chairman of REVOLT.

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