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P. Diddy Trial Updates

June 12, 2024

After almost two months since entertainment tycoon Sean “P Diddy” Combs’ two mansions were raided by federal and local law enforcement, hardly any new details have been released. On March 25th, 2024 Comb’s, one located in Los Angeles, CA and the other in Miami, FL were searched following new allegations against the artist spanning over 30 years. 

Charges and Initial Accusations 

November 16, 2023 Cassandra Ventura, P Diddy’s’ ex girlfriend and R&B singer, states in a lawsuit that she was subjected to years of both physical and sexual assault at the hand of Combs. 

November 23, 2023 Joi Dickerson and an unnamed female accuse Combs of assault. These women allege that in the early 1990s they were victims of forced drugging, beatings, and sexual assault by Combs.

December 6, 2023 Another unnamed woman’s lawsuit claims that while she was 17, in 2003, she was trafficked, drugged, and raped by Combs and two other men.

February 26, 2023 In a lawsuit filed by male music producer Rodney “Lil Rod” Jones, Comb’s is accused of sexually assaulting him and forcing him to have sex with prostitutes. 

March 25, 2024 Homeland security and local law enforcement raid both of Comb’s mansions. 

April 4, 2024 A lawsuit against P Diddy’s son, Christian “King” Combs, names him as a codefendant in the sexual assault of a woman. 

April 26, 2024 Combs’ legal team makes the first piece of pushback as they filed a motion to withdraw multiple points of Dickerson’s lawsuit. 

May 10, 2024 P Diddy asks a federal judge to dismiss the lawsuit filed against him on December 6th.

May 17, 2024 The Cassandra Ventura video is released to the media. 

More About Everyone Involved

Cassandra Ventra and P Diddy began their relationship in 2007 after being signed to his record label in 2005. The federal court suit says that in 2018, Cassie was given drugs, forced into sex with other men, and assaulted in her home when trying to leave the relationship with Combs. Cassie also alleges that she was subjected to years of physical and mental abuse paired with him taking control of her professional and personal life. 

Joi Dickerson claims she was drugged, raped, and recorded by P Diddy when he was a talent director in New York, 1991. Dickerson’s lawsuit was filed the day before the Adult Survivors Act, a law that permits victims of sexual abuse in New York a one year window to file civil action despite the statute of limitations. 

The nameless woman who accused P Diddy of trafficking claims she was flown from Detroit to New York under false pretenses, lured with drugs and alcohol. She states she was incapable to consent, and the men took turns raping her. 

Rodney Jones sued Combs saying he was “subjected to unwanted advances by associates of Diddy at his directions.” In the lawsuit against Christian Combs, Sean allegedly covered up the sexual assault of a woman while she was working on the yacht he was charting. While Christian Combs is being accused of sexual harassment and infliction of emotional distress, Sean “Diddy” Combs is being sued for premises liability because he was the one who chartered the boat.

Recent Case Developments

On May 17, 2024, CNN aired a security video showing Sean “P Diddy” Combs attacking his former girlfriend and singer Cassandra Ventura. In the video the music mogul appears to be wearing a towel while he runs after Cassie in the hallway of a hotel. 

The footage also shows Diddy pushing and kicking Cassie. It then appears Combs yanks her to the ground and drags her, followed by throwing a vase towards her. This video is marked March 5, 2016 which corroborates the lawsuit Cassandra filed in November of 2023. Ventura’s lawsuit stated that earlier that evening Combs had become intoxicated, hit her in the face, then fell asleep. This is when Ventura decided she would leave the hotel. 

After the attack, she claims she managed to get away, but returned out of fear, scared she would be subjected to worse abuse if she did not. The lawsuit also alleges Diddy bought the video from the hotel for $50,000. Although this video helps validate Ventura’s claims, it is unlikely that Combs will face charges for this attack due to the statute of limitations on assault or battery in the state of California.

Current Status of Case(s)

The lawsuit filed against P Diddy by Cassandra Ventura was privately settled just one day after it was filed. In April of 2024, Diddy and other defendants involved in the Dickerson-Neal case asked the court to throw out certain portions of the case that should not be protected under the Adult Survivors Act. 

The attorneys handling Combs, Daddy’s House, and Bad Boy Entertainment have filed motion to dismiss the lawsuit, claiming it to be “time-barred.”In the case of Lil Rod v. Diddy, Jones moved to voluntarily dismiss some defendants. Christian “King” and Sean “P Diddy” are being represented by Aaron Dyer, who is seeking to dismiss the charges brought by O’Marcaigh. Sean Combs is still not in custody for any charges.

A Voice for Victims

Sexual assaults are an epidemic across our country. Unfortunately, sexual assault is frequently underreported and often overlooked. If you or a loved one has been the victim of sexual assault, you need an experienced sexual assault attorney with the resources and determination necessary to fight for you. 

The Importance of Finding the Right Legal Team

Sexual assault cases must be handled with care because of the sensitive topics involved. If you or a loved one was the victim of a sexual assault or rape, you need an attorney experienced in these sensitive areas of the law. The team of sexual assault attorneys at Mase Seitz Briggs in Miami, Florida, has handled numerous sexual assault lawsuits and has the experience to represent you or a loved one to get you the compensation you deserve following these traumatic events. 

We have years of experience working with experts trained in assisting victims of sexual assault and rape. And, as a result, we have recovered millions of dollars for our clients who have been the victim of a sexual assault or rape.

Dealing with a case of sexual assault or rape can be difficult, but you do not need to go through the process alone. Our team of sexual assault and rape attorneys has helped countless women (and men) through the process of filing a sexual assault lawsuit and securing justice. If you’ve been injured, call us today so we can help you, too.

On average, over 321,500 people in the United States are victims of sexual assault each year. If you or anyone you know has been assaulted or witnessed an assault, please report it to the authorities.

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