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Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs' ex-producer accuses him of sexual assault

14:15, February 27

Rapper Sean "Diddy" Combs has been accused of sexual assault. Rodney "Lil Rod" Jones, the 54-year-old music mogul's former producer and videographer, has filed the lawsuit in New York federal court, alleging that Combs sexually harassed, drugged, and threatened him for more than a year.

Jones is seeking $30 million in damages.

According to court documents obtained by People magazine, Jones produced nine songs on Combs' recent album Love, from September 2022 to November 2023.

According to him, while working on the project, he lived with the rapper in various cities in the United States, and also vacationed with Combs outside the country. Jones claims that during this time he "witnessed, experienced and experienced many things that went well beyond his role as a producer."

Combs' adult son, Justin; his chief of staff, Kristina Khorram; Universal Music Group CEO Sir Lucian Grainge, and former Motown Records CEO Ethiopia Habtemariam are also defendants in the 73-page lawsuit.

Jones claims that being also a videographer, he had to record Diddy "constantly." "As a result, Mr. Jones obtained HUNDREDS of hours of video and audio recordings of Mr. Combs, his employees and guests engaged in serious illegal activity," the court document states.

"Throughout his time with Mr. Combs, Mr. Jones was the victim of constant unwanted and unauthorized groping and touching of his anus by Mr. Combs," Jones' lawsuit states.

Also, the former employee claims that at one point he was asked to work in Combs' bathroom while the musician "was naked and showering in a clear glass stall," which made Jones feel uncomfortable. Jones claims he expressed his concerns to Khorram, and she described "groping Mr. Jones' anus and genitals as friendly play."

Furthermore, Jones claims in his lawsuit that Combs showed him a recording of American DJ, producer, and television host Stevie J having anal sex with a man.

According to the plaintiff, Combs knew that Jones “respected and idolized” Stevie J and used the tape as a way to persuade him. “This is normal practice in the music industry, look, even Stevie J does it,” Combs told his then-employee.

In addition, Jones alleges that on Thanksgiving Day in 2022, the cousin of Combs' then-girlfriend, Yung Miami, sexually harassed him "in the presence of Mr. Combs and his employees." Jones claimed Combs brought prostitutes to his Miami home and said he was once drugged and possibly raped.

 


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