A new lawsuit has been filed against Sean “Diddy” Combs by a woman named Joi Dickerson-Neal. This comes just a week after Combs settled a similar lawsuit with his ex-girlfriend Cassie. In the complaint, Dickerson-Neal alleges that Combs raped and drugged her in 1991. The lawsuit claims that Dickerson-Neal, who was a college student at the time, was coerced into a dinner date with Combs, during which he intentionally drugged her and sexually assaulted her.
According to the lawsuit filed in Manhattan Supreme Court, Dickerson-Neal states that she reluctantly agreed to go on a dinner date with Combs. However, during the course of the date, Combs allegedly drugged her, leaving her in a state where she couldn’t stand or walk on her own. He then drove her to a music studio and later to a place where he was staying, where the sexual assault allegedly took place.
Dickerson-Neal claims that she did not report the incident to the police at the time. However, she later encountered DeVante Swing, a member of the R&B group Jodeci, who informed her that Combs had been sharing a “sex tape” of the two of them. Shockingly, Swing allegedly chose not to seek justice for Dickerson-Neal due to fears of losing his record deal with Combs.
The lawsuit further reveals that Dickerson-Neal dropped out of college following the incident and was admitted to a hospital for suicidal ideation. The impact of the alleged rape and drugging had severe consequences on her mental health and overall well-being.
In response to these serious allegations, a spokesperson for Sean Combs released a statement claiming that the lawsuit is a fabricated money grab. They argue that Dickerson-Neal’s story is not credible and that Combs never assaulted her. The spokesperson also alleges that the lawsuit implicates companies that did not even exist, raising doubts about the validity of the claims.
Combs’ spokesperson refers to the New York Adult Survivors Act, which allows victims of sexual offenses to file civil lawsuits even if the statute of limitations has passed. This act notably expires on Friday, making Dickerson-Neal’s timing significant. It creates an opportunity for alleged victims to seek justice and accountability, even years after the crime occurred.
Interestingly, just before this lawsuit was filed, Sean Combs settled a similar lawsuit with his ex-girlfriend Cassie. Cassie had accused Combs of rape and years of physical and mental abuse during their decade-long relationship. However, the couple reached a settlement mere hours after she filed the lawsuit. Cassie stated that she chose to resolve the matter amicably, while Combs wished her and her family the best.
With the recent lawsuits against Sean “Diddy” Combs, allegations of sexual offenses and abusive behavior have come to the forefront. While Combs’ spokesperson vehemently denies the claims made by Dickerson-Neal, the woman stands firm in seeking justice for the alleged rape and drugging she endured in 1991. The legal battle and public scrutiny will undoubtedly continue as both sides present their cases.