50 Cent’s Ex Daphne Joy ‘Deeply Hurt’ by Sex Worker Claim: A Timeline of Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs’ Lawsuits

The primary bombshell dropped on the afternoon of Nov. 16, 2023 when singer Cassie Ventura sued Sean “Diddy” Combs and accused him of rape, amongst different allegations of mistaken doings. The 35-page lawsuit, riddled with graphic and disturbing claims, quickly set off a litany of allegations introduced ahead by three different ladies who additionally accused the embattled rap mogul of sexual misconduct. Ventura and Diddy reached a settlement a day after her submitting. 

In an announcement to ET on the time, Diddy stated, “We’ve determined to resolve this matter amicably.” He added, “I want Cassie and her household all the very best. Love.”

“Simply so we’re clear, a call to settle a lawsuit, particularly in 2023, is by no means an admission of wrongdoing,” stated Diddy’s legal professional, Ben Brafman, in an announcement to ET. “Mr. Combs’ determination to settle the lawsuit doesn’t in any approach undermine his flat-out denial of the claims. He’s comfortable they acquired to a mutual settlement and needs Ms. Ventura the very best.”

Combs’ authorized troubles seemingly reached a boiling level this 12 months on March 25, when federal brokers raided his properties in Los Angeles and Miami in what Homeland Safety Investigations stated was a part of an ongoing investigation. It has been reported that the probe, being helmed by the Southern District of New York, is tied to intercourse trafficking allegations.

Aerial footage captured throughout the raid confirmed Diddy’s sons — Justin and Christian “King” Combs — handcuffed outdoors of Diddy’s dwelling in Los Angeles. And because the feds executed the raid, authorities at Miami-Opa Locka Government Airport in Miami additionally arrested a person accused in a lawsuit of being Diddy’s so-called “drug mule.”

In an announcement to ET, Diddy’s legal professional, Aaron Dyer, blasted the feds for its “gross overuse of military-level pressure” amid the execution of search warrants.

“There isn’t any excuse for the extreme present of pressure and hostility exhibited by authorities or the way in which his kids and staff have been handled,” Dyer continued. “Mr. Combs was by no means detained however spoke to and cooperated with authorities. Regardless of media hypothesis, neither Mr. Combs nor any of his members of the family have been arrested nor has their potential to journey been restricted in any approach. This unprecedented ambush — paired with a complicated, coordinated media presence — results in a untimely rush to judgment of Mr. Combs and is nothing greater than a witch hunt based mostly on meritless accusations made in civil lawsuits. There was no discovering of legal or civil legal responsibility with any of those allegations. Mr. Combs is harmless and can proceed to battle each single day to clear his title.”

At this level, it is unclear if the string of lawsuits filed towards Diddy are tied to the case the feds are at present constructing, however a supply instructed Rolling Stone that 4 Jane Does and one John Doe had already sat for interviews with investigators for a probe associated to an alleged intercourse trafficking and RICO case, and extra interviews have reportedly been scheduled. 

Issues have since taken a twist. Music producer Rodney “Lil Rod” Jones claimed in his lawsuit towards Diddy that fifty Cent’s ex, Daphne Pleasure, was one in every of Diddy’s intercourse staff. Pleasure has since responded to the declare as categorically false. Quickly after denying the declare, Pleasure shared an announcement accusing 50 Cent of rape and bodily abuse.

In an announcement to ET, 50 Cent denied the accusation and claimed Pleasure’s “baseless accusations” are in response to him submitting for sole custody of their son, Sire.

To higher perceive how we acquired right here, ET takes a glance again at Cassie’s lawsuit towards Diddy and the following fallout.

Cassie Sues Diddy

Cassie claimed in court docket paperwork that Diddy started a sample of management and abuse inside a couple of years of signing her to his Unhealthy Boy information label. She claims Diddy “lured” her “into an “ostentatious, fast-paced, and drug-fueled way of life, and right into a romantic relationship with him — her boss, one of the vital highly effective males within the leisure business, and a vicious, merciless, and controlling man practically twenty years her senior.”

She claimed Diddy’s management over her included him introducing her “to a life-style of extreme alcohol and substance abuse and required her to obtain illicit prescriptions to fulfill his personal addictions.” Among the many variety of disturbing allegations made in her lawsuit included claims that Diddy would typically punch, beat, kick and stomp on her, leading to bruises, burst lips, black eyes and bleeding.

Cassie additionally claimed she was “trapped” by his “cycle of abuse, violence, and intercourse trafficking.” Extra particularly, Cassie claimed Diddy would pressure her to interact in intercourse acts with male intercourse staff whereas masturbating and filming the encounters, which the singer claimed Diddy known as a “freak off,” or “FO.” The court docket paperwork claimed that Diddy “would repeatedly inform Ms. Ventura at random moments that he needed an FO, and Ms. Ventura was ultimately anticipated to facilitate the situation and the hiring of male intercourse staff.”

Cassie Ventura and Sean Combs on the Met Gala on Could 7, 2018 in New York Metropolis. – Getty

Diddy has vehemently denied these allegations.

The “Me & U” singer went public together with her relationship with Diddy in 2012, although they have been romantically linked way back to 2007. In 2008, they collaborated on his tune, “Swagga Like Puff,” and in 2009, they labored collectively on her tune, “Should Be Love.”

They cut up in October 2018.

Cassie and Diddy Attain Settlement 

Some 24 hours after she filed her lawsuit in Man
hattan Federal Court docket, Cassie and Diddy
reached a settlement.

In an announcement to ET, Diddy stated, “We’ve determined to resolve this matter amicably.” He added, “I want Cassie and her household all the very best. Love.”

“Simply so we’re clear, a call to settle a lawsuit, particularly in 2023, is by no means an admission of wrongdoing,” Diddy’s legal professional, Ben Brafman, additionally stated in an announcement to ET. “Mr. Combs’ determination to settle the lawsuit doesn’t in any approach undermine his flat-out denial of the claims. He’s comfortable they acquired to a mutual settlement and needs Ms. Ventura the very best.”

Sources near the scenario inform ET, “The choice to settle shortly and privately was largely influenced by issues for Diddy’s household.”

Diddy Faces Extra Lawsuits

Lower than two weeks after he and Cassie settled their lawsuit, Diddy confronted two extra accusations of sexual assault in a lawsuit that echoed a lot of Cassie’s allegations.

In line with court docket paperwork, a second girl named Joi Dickerson-Neal alleged that Combs drugged and sexually assaulted her when she was a school pupil at Syracuse College in 1991. The grievance claimed that Dickerson-Neal knew Combs by means of shared acquaintances and appeared with him in a music video for “Straight From the Soul,” by Finesse and Synquis. 

Dickerson-Neal claimed she “reluctantly agreed” to a dinner with Combs, the place he allegedly slipped a drug in her drink when she left to make use of the restroom, and shortly “could not independently stand or stroll.” The music government allegedly “pushed” Dickerson-Neal to stay with him as he “attended to a couple issues within the metropolis” and later introduced her to “a spot he was staying to sexually assault her.” 

Sean Combs at Howard College on Oct. 20, 2023 in Washington, DC. – Getty

“Days later, a male good friend revealed to her that he had considered the ‘intercourse tape’ together with different males,” the court docket paperwork alleged. “Horrified, Ms. Dickerson requested what number of others noticed it, to which he responded, ‘everybody.'”

A 3rd girl, who filed the go well with as a Jane Doe, claimed Diddy and R&B singer Aaron Corridor assaulted her and her good friend on the latter’s house greater than three many years in the past.

Doe claimed that she met the boys at an occasion hosted by Uptown Data distributor MCA Data on the firm’s workplaces. “Combs and Corridor have been very flirtatious and handsy with Jane Doe and her good friend, providing them drinks all through the night time,” the lawsuit states. Later at Corridor’s house, Doe alleges she “was coerced into having intercourse with Combs.”

“After Combs completed doing his enterprise, Jane Doe laid in mattress, shocked and traumatized,” the lawsuit states. “As she was within the technique of getting dressed, Corridor barged into the room, pinned her down and compelled Jane Doe to have intercourse with him.”

On Dec. 6, 2023, a fourth girl accused Diddy of sexual assault. The lady claimed Diddy participated in a “gang rape” of a then-17-year-old in 2003. After that lawsuit got here to gentle, Diddy spoke out on social media and stated, “Sufficient is sufficient. For the final couple of weeks, I’ve sat silently and watched individuals attempt to assassinate my character, destroy my status and my legacy.”

“Sickening allegations have been made towards me by people in search of a fast payday,” he continued. “Let me be completely clear: I didn’t do any of the terrible issues being alleged. I’ll battle for my title, my household and for the reality.”

Music producer Rodney “Lil Rod” Jones additionally sued Diddy and accused him of sexual assault, harassment and never paying him for work accomplished on The Love Album. In that lawsuit, Jones went on to additionally declare that fifty Cent’s ex, Daphne Pleasure, was one in every of Diddy’s intercourse staff.

50 Cent’s Documentary 

On the identical day Diddy confronted the fourth accuser, 50 Cent took to social media to share that his manufacturing firm was engaged on a Diddy documentary in regards to the myriad of sexual assault allegations made towards him. 

A consultant for Curtis Jackson & G-Unit Movie and TV confirmed the information to ET in an announcement. 

That day, 50 Cent shared a snippet of what he is filmed to this point, which included former Unhealthy Boy Data rapper Mark Curry alleging that Diddy would spike bottles of alcohol and serve them solely to ladies who attended the events he hosted.

50 Cent and Diddy. – Getty

Curry additionally alleged that Diddy warned his crew to not drink from these bottles and solely drink from the bottles he put aside for him and the remainder of his crew. In line with 50 Cent, proceeds from the documentary will profit victims of sexual assault and rape.

Celebrities Converse Out

Members of the R&B group Danity Kane spoke out in help of Cassie. The woman group — which included, at numerous instances, Aubrey O’Day, Wanita “D. Woods” Woodgett, Daybreak Richard, Aundrea Fimbres and Shannon Bex —  was fashioned on Diddy’s iteration of Making the Band in 2005 and later signed to the rapper and producer’s Unhealthy Boy Data. 

O’Day shared her ideas in an announcement to ET, saying, “I’m in full help of Cassie. It is not straightforward to tackle one of the vital highly effective individuals on this business and be sincere about your expertise with them. I do know what her coronary heart is feeling proper now, as a result of I’ve accomplished in order nicely. Could her voice convey all of the others to the desk, so we will begin having extra clear conversations about what is definitely taking place behind the scenes. There may be much more to all of our tales!”

After the feds raided Diddy’s properties, O’Day took to her Instagram Tales to share a headline detailing the raids. She additionally added her commentary with a cryptic message: “What you sow, you shall reap.”

Diddy’s Houses Raided

The rap mogul’s properties in Los Angeles and Miami have been raided by federal regulation enforcement on March 25. 

In an announcement to ET, Homeland Safety Investigations shared, “Earlier as we speak, Homeland Safety Investigations (HSI) New York executed regulation enforcement actions as a part of an ongoing investigation, with help from HSI Los Angeles, HSI Miami, and our native regulation enforcement companions.”

ET has reached out to Diddy’s reps and attorneys for remark.

TMZ reported that regulation enforcement sources stated the case is being dealt with out of the Southern District of New York, and that it seems to be tied to intercourse trafficking allegations. The outlet additionally reported that two of the handcuffed males within the helicopter footage seem like Diddy’s sons, Justin and Christian “King” Combs.

Diddy Noticed in Miami

Diddy was photographed pacing across the Miami-Opa Locka Government Airport at roughly 3 p.m. on the day his properties have been raided. He had his cellphone in his hand and gave the impression to be alone.

In a video obtained by TMZ, Combs could be seen strolling round freely outdoors the customs workplace on the airport, reportedly hours after the raids have been initiated.

The So-Referred to as ‘Mule’

In line with an arrest affidavit obtained by ET, Brendan Paul was arrested on Monday, March 25, 2024 at 4:30 p.m. at Miami-Opa Locka Government Airport. Paul, 25, was taken into custody for being in possession of cocaine and marijuana sweet.

Paul is identical individual talked about in music producer Rodney “Lil Rod” Jones’ lawsuit towards Diddy. In line with court docket paperwork obtained by ET, Jones accuses Paul of being Combs’ “mule” and that Paul “acquires and distributes Mr. Combs [d]rugs, and [g]uns.”

Mugshot of Brendon Paul. – Division of Homeland Safety

It is unclear if Paul’s arrest is linked to the probe that is embroiled Diddy, however the identical regulation enforcement company that raided Diddy’s properties additionally took Paul into custody.

In an announcement to ET, Paul’s legal professional, Brian Bieber, stated, “We don’t plan on attempting this case within the media all points might be handled in Court docket.”

Jones sued Diddy, amongst different issues, for unpaid work he produced on Diddy’s The Love Album.

What’s Probably Subsequent

Neama Rahmani, a former federal prosecutor and president of West Coast Trial Attorneys who is just not concerned with this case, tells ET that the truth that the case appears to be being helmed by the U.S. Legal professional’s Workplace in New York means Diddy is in harmful authorized waters.

“The case appears to be popping out of the U.S. Legal professional’s Workplace in New York, which is without doubt one of the most prestigious within the nation, which leads me to consider that this can be associated to the allegation that got here out initially when Cassie filed her lawsuit in November,” Rahmani says.

He provides, “The federal government possible has a really sturdy case towards Diddy. They do not execute some of these search warrants till they’ve talked to witnesses, have gathered proof, they usually consider they’ve an ironclad case. Not solely that, they must get a federal decide to log off on the search warrant, so I consider the case towards Diddy could be very sturdy.”

If a trial takes place, do not count on cameras within the courtroom.

“That is due to the federal guidelines of legal process,” Rahmani says. “So, we’ll see the courtroom sketch artists that we usually see in federal instances.”

50 Cent’s Ex Speaks Out

In Rodney “Lil Rod” Jones’ sexual assault and harassment lawsuit towards Diddy, the music producer claimed that fifty Cent’s ex, Daphne Pleasure, was one in every of Diddy’s intercourse staff. In court docket paperwork, Jones claimed Pleasure was one in every of three ladies Diddy “bragged about” paying a “month-to-month stipend” for his or her intercourse work. Pleasure has since responded to the declare as categorically false.

“I’m deeply harm by the lies in Rodney Jones’ lawsuit,” Pleasure stated in an announcement shared on social media. “The declare that I’m a intercourse employee is 100% false and character assassination. I’m retaining an legal professional to discover all authorized treatments towards each Rodney and his legal professional.”

Pleasure dated the “In Da Membership” rapper for a 12 months till they cut up in 2012, simply months after their son, Sire, was born. 

Quickly after denying Jones’ claims, Pleasure shared an announcement on Instagram during which she accuses 50 Cent of rape and bodily abuse.

“We moved to New York to provide the alternative to be a father to your son and also you noticed him 10 instances out of the two years that we lived 1 mile away from you. I’m uninterested in upholding and defending a picture to our son that you’ve got by no means even earned,” she wrote in her assertion. “Let’s put the actual focus in your true evil actions of raping me and bodily abusing me. You’re not my oppressor and my God will deal with you from this level on. You might have completely broken the final hope I had for you as a father to protect our household with these final and remaining false claims made towards me. You might have damaged our hearts for the final and remaining time.”

In an announcement to ET, 50 Cent denied the accusation and claimed Pleasure’s “baseless accusations” are in response to him submitting for sole custody of their son, Sire.

“The disturbing allegations within the sworn pleadings just lately filed in a court docket case associated to Daphne Pleasure the mom of my 12-year-old baby, has required me to take all mandatory authorized actions to guard my son Sire,” the assertion learn. “The latest false and baseless accusations by Daphne Pleasure are clearly in response to my determination to hunt sole custody of my son. My son Sire is my foremost precedence and retaining him in a protected setting is my solely focus at the moment.”

Should you or somebody you understand is experiencing home violence, name the Nationwide Home Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233, or go to thehotline.org. All calls are toll-free and confidential.


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