In a series of disturbing events, hip-hop mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs finds himself entangled in yet another sexual assault lawsuit, marking the third such accusation within the last two weeks. The latest legal complaint, filed in New York County Supreme Court under the recently expired Adult Survivors Act, alleges that Combs and singer-songwriter Aaron Hall engaged in heinous acts of sexual assault in 1990 or 1991.
The anonymous accuser, identified as Jane Doe in the court filing obtained by Rolling Stone, claims that the assault occurred following an event hosted by MCA Records, the distributor of Uptown Records, at their New York offices. According to the filing, Combs and Hall were “flirtatious and handsy” with Jane Doe and her friend throughout the evening, offering them drinks and creating an atmosphere that, according to the lawsuit, ultimately led to a night of horror.
The complaint details that Combs and Hall allegedly invited the women to Hall’s apartment for an afterparty, where Jane Doe was coerced into having sex with Combs. Disturbingly, the filing goes on to describe how, after Combs had finished, Hall forcefully entered the room, pinned Jane Doe down, and subjected her to another harrowing sexual assault.
Jane Doe, shocked and traumatized, swiftly left Hall’s residence. Upon reuniting with her friend, she discovered that the other woman had also been subjected to sexual assault by both Combs and Hall in a separate room. The filing suggests that, according to information and belief, Combs and Hall switched partners after the initial assaults.
Days later, the lawsuit alleges that Combs visited the home where Jane Doe and her friend were staying, entering into a violent rage. The complaint contends that Combs assaulted and choked Jane Doe to the point of unconsciousness, driven by fears that her friend would disclose the traumatic events to someone else.
The legal action names not only Diddy and Aaron Hall but also MCA Music Entertainment and Geffen Records as defendants. This inclusion suggests that the accuser holds these entities partially responsible for the alleged assaults, perhaps due to their association with the event where the perpetrators and victims first crossed paths.
Jane Doe claims to have informed close friends and family about the incidents and sought medical treatment to cope with the trauma inflicted by Combs and Hall. The seriousness of the allegations and the involvement of major music industry players raise questions about the broader culture within the entertainment industry and the need for accountability in cases of sexual assault.
As this lawsuit unfolds, it adds to the growing number of high-profile cases shedding light on the prevalence of sexual misconduct in the entertainment industry, prompting a reexamination of power dynamics and the urgent need for systemic change.