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New York Federal Judge Rules Anonymous Plaintiff In Diddy Rape Lawsuit Must Reveal Identity

Jane Doe claimed that Sean Combs and two others gang-raped her when she was 17.

According to USA Today, a New York federal judge has decided that the woman locked in a lawsuit against Sean “Diddy” Combs cannot remain anonymous as the trial continues.

The woman claimed in her lawsuit that Combs and two other men gang-raped her when she was 17 years old in 2003. 

Judge Jessica G. L. Clarke made the ruling on Feb 29. She recognized that Jane Doe’s name being disclosed could have repercussions due to the viral and gratuitous nature of the case, but the plaintiff could not give specific examples of what dangers of her exposure would be.

Clarke wrote in the decision, “She has failed to demonstrate particularized harm or current vulnerabilities.”

The results of the decision dictate that the anonymous woman will have to reveal her name if the lawsuit against Combs and others progresses.

Clarke cited other similar lawsuits as precedents for the decision, including suits against Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey and movie executive Harvey Weinstein where the plaintiff was denied anonymity.

Now, if the Southern District of New York court does not side in favor of Combs’ request for dismissal of the charges then Jane Doe will have to reveal her identity to the public. 

As previously reported, Combs is facing several violent lawsuit allegations against him, one of which claims that Combs and two other perpetrators sexually assaulted Jane Doe when she was just a junior in high school.  

Combs has maintained his innocence. The 54-year-old musician said he “never participated in, witnessed, or was or is presently aware of any misconduct, sexual or otherwise.”

Diddy’s lawyers have pushed back about the validity of the photos featured in the original complaint that Doe claimed were taken at the studio on the night in questions in 2003, including one where she’s seen sitting on the lap of Combs, then 34, USA Today reported.

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