Note: This article contains descriptions of alleged sexual assault.
Sean “Diddy” Combs has been sued for the fourth time this autumn by a woman who accuses him of sexual assault. In the new complaint, the woman, identified as Jane Doe, claims that Diddy, former Bad Boy Entertainment president Harve Pierre, and an unnamed third person “sex trafficked and gang raped” her in 2003 when she was a 17-year-old high school student.
Doe claims in her lawsuit that she met Pierre and the third person “in a lounge in the Detroit, Michigan area,” and that “Pierre insisted that he was ‘best friends’ with Mr. Combs, and even called Mr. Combs with Ms. Doe.”
Doe says in the complaint that Diddy, who was 34 years old at the time of the alleged incident, convinced her to join him, Pierre, and the third man on his private jet to go to the musician’s recording studio in New York. Before departing, Doe claims, Pierre “sexually assaulted [her] by forcing her to give him oral sex.”
At the studio, Doe alleges in the lawsuit, Diddy “and his associates, including Mr. Pierre, plied Ms. Doe with drugs and alcohol,” causing her to become “more and more inebriated, eventually to the point that she could not possibly have consented to having sex with anyone, much less someone twice her age.” The men proceeded to gang-rape Doe at the studio, according to the complaint.
Doe says in her lawsuit that, “after a period of time,” she “was taken back to an airport and flown back to Michigan,” and that “she has very limited recollection of her transport home, and only remembers being in her car sometime early in the morning.”
“As a result of being raped by Mr. Combs, Mr. Pierre and the Third Assailant, Ms. Doe suffered significant emotional distress and feels of shame that have plagued her life and personal relationships for 20 years,” the complaint reads.
Along with Diddy, Harve Pierre, and the third alleged assailant, Daddy’s House Recordings Inc. and Bad Boy Entertainment Holdings Inc. are named as defendants in the lawsuit.
Jane Doe is being represented by the same law firm behind Casandra Elizabeth “Cassie” Ventura’s since-settled sexual assault lawsuit against Diddy. In her complaint, it’s stated that “[s]eeing two other women bravely speak out against Mr. Combs and Mr. Pierre, respectively, gave Ms. Doe the confidence to tell her story as well.” (Pierre was recently accused in a lawsuit of grooming and sexually assaulting a former Bad Boy assistant.)