Harve Pierre

Former Bad Boy Entertainment President Harve Pierre Accused Of Grooming And Sexual Assault In New Lawsuit

The suit has been brought forth by an anonymous plaintiff.

Former President of Bad Boy Entertainment Harve Pierre is at the center of a new lawsuit, which alleges that the producer used his position to groom and sexually assault his previous assistant, according to Rolling Stone. 

The details of the suit, which has been brought forth by an anonymous plaintiff, were revealed on Nov. 22.

“Pierre used his position of authority as plaintiff’s boss to groom, exploit, and sexually assault her,” the complaint alleges. “Pierre engaged in a year-long pattern of grooming plaintiff, leading to sexual harassment of plaintiff, and sexual assault.”

The lawsuit indicates 2016 and 2017 as the height of the alleged sexual abuse, in which Pierre allegedly inflicted physical and mental trauma upon the victim. Bad Boy Entertainment is listed as co-defendant in the complaint for its complicity in Pierre’s behavior, stating that “defendants knew or should have known that Pierre was unfit to be in a position of authority before Pierre sexually assaulted plaintiff.”

The record label broke its silence about the accusations via spokesperson, saying, “We have recently become aware of a lawsuit filed in New York by a former employee. The allegations are from many years ago that were never brought to the attention of the company. Neither the plaintiff nor the executive are current employees of the company. We are now investigating the allegations, and our top priority is the safety and well-being of our employees.” 

Pierre, also known as Joe Hooker, is most known for his close association and frequent collaborations with popular R&B and hip-hop performers such as the Notorious B.I.G, SWV, P. Diddy, and more. He worked under Bad Boy Entertainment for over three decades before his departure. 

This newest lawsuit comes nearly a week after Sean Combs, commonly known as P. Diddy or Puff Daddy, was subject to a federal lawsuit filed by his ex-girlfriend and former artist Cassie Ventura, who accused the rapper of physical and sexual abuse, including trafficking, before reaching a settlement.

“After years in silence and darkness, I am finally ready to tell my story, and to speak up on behalf of myself and for the benefit of other women who face violence and abuse in their relationships,” she wrote in the initial lawsuit. Both Ventura and the anonymous plaintiff’s suits were filed under the Adult Survivors Act, which temporarily allows victims of sexual abuse to file civil cases that have passed the statute of limitations within one year, according to The Cut

Pierre has not yet released a statement.

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