Third plaintiff files sexual assault lawsuit against Diddy
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Third plaintiff files sexual assault lawsuit against Diddy

Sean Combs, the American rap artist better known as Diddy, has now been named in a third sexual assault lawsuit. 

The alleged victim, who has opted to remain anonymous, filed the lawsuit at the New York County Supreme Court. It alleged that the rapper and singer-songwriter Aaron Hall both raped the plaintiff and her friend in 1990 or 1991. It adds that Diddy became violent several days later. 

The suit claims that the two females met Diddy and Hall at a New York event organised by MCA Records, the distributor of Uptown Records. “Combs and Hall were very flirtatious and handsy with Jane Doe and her friend, offering them drinks throughout the night,” a filing obtained by Rolling Stone reveals. 

The two musicians allegedly invited the two women back to Hall’s private residence for an afterparty. “While at Hall’s apartment, Jane Doe was offered more drinks and was coerced into having sex with Combs. After Combs finished doing his business, Jane Doe laid in bed, shocked and traumatised,” the filing continues. 

“As she was in the process of getting dressed, Hall barged into the room, pinned her down and forced Jane Doe to have sex with him,” it added. 

Following the alleged incident, the plaintiff got dressed and fled the scene. She later spoke to her friend, who revealed she had “been forced to have sex with Combs and Hall in another room.”

The filing also notes that Diddy visited the house where the plaintiff and her friend were staying at the time several days later. “He was irate and began assaulting and choking Jane Doe to the point that she passed out,” the filing alleged. “Combs was searching for Jane Doe’s friend because he was worried that she would tell the girl he was with at the time what he and Hall had done to them.”

The case has been brought against Diddy, Hall, MCA Music Entertainment and Geffen Records as defendants. Allegedly, the plaintiff “informed her close friends and family about what had occurred” and sought medical assistance “to heal from the trauma visited upon her by Combs and Hall.”

This lawsuit arrives as the third of its kind filed against Diddy over the past fortnight, the most recent made public yesterday pertaining to an alleged rape incident dating back to 1991. 

For help, advice or more information regarding sexual harassment, assault and rape in the UK, visit the Rape Crisis charity website. In the US, visit RAINN.