Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs files defence following rape allegation
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Sean 'Diddy' Combs files defence following rape allegation

After he was accused of raping a 17-year-old at a recording studio in 2003, Sean ‘Diddy‘ Combs has denied any wrongdoing in a new legal filing.

On December 6th, a 14-page document was filed by an anonymous complainant who accused Combs, Harve Pierre, and a third unidentified man of committing gang rape on a 17-year-old in 2003. The alleged victim, who has been given the pseudonym Jane Doe, claimed to have been trafficked across state lines to his recording studio in Manhattan, where they claim she was given “copious amounts of drugs and alcohol”.

The lawsuit states: “Ms. Doe did not consent to having sex with Mr. Combs, but he continued thrusting. At some point, Mr. Combs turned Ms. Doe around to face him. He told her that he could not orgasm and asked her to squeeze his nipples as hard as she could to help him ‘get off.’ He then turned her back around and continued to rape her.”

Following the alleged incident, Doe says she “fell into the fetal position and lay on the floor” and her vagina was in “pain”. After she “regained her bearings”, Doe was taken back to Detroit, but has “very limited recollection” of the flight home.

Combs, previously took to social media to deny the allegations. He wrote: “Enough is enough. For the last couple of weeks, I have sat silently and watched people try to assassinate my character, destroy my reputation and my legacy. Sickening allegations have been made against me by individuals looking for a quick payday. Let me be absolutely clear: I did not do any of the awful things being alleged. I will fight for my name, my family and for the truth.”

Now, Combs has taken the legal route, filing paperwork for the case to be dismissed. In the new documents, first reported by Rolling Stone, Combs claims to have “never participated in, witnessed, or was or is presently aware of any misconduct, sexual or otherwise, relating to plaintiff in any circumstance whatsoever”.

The filing also disputes the authenticity of a photograph submitted by Doe, which allegedly shows her sat on Combs’ lap. “The context, genuineness, and/or accuracy of the photographs are disputed. Plaintiff’s decision to wait more than two decades to file her complaint has prejudiced defendant, as he has lost the ability to defend himself fully and fairly in this action,” it states.

Furthermore, Combs’ lawyers claim the Victims of Gender-Motivated Violence Act (GMVA) is “unconstitutional”, stating, “Allowing this action to proceed violates defendant’s rights under the U.S. Constitution and the New York State Constitution.”

Doe was the fourth woman to make a complaint about Combs in 2023. His ex-girlfriend, R&B singer Cassie, was the first to come forward before later reaching a settlement with the musician. Two further anonymous individuals also made complaints under the Adult Survivors Act, which exists outside the statute of limitations.

This is a developing story.