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Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs Denies Gang Rape Of 17-Year-Old In Court Filing, Cites ‘Lost’ Evidence

This is one of several sexual assault lawsuits the music mogul is facing.

Sean “Diddy” Combs is fighting back against a sexual assault lawsuit that accuses him of gang-raping a 17-year-old girl 20 years ago. It is one of several sexual abuse lawsuits he is facing.

The Bad Boy founder filed a response in the Southern District of New York on Feb. 20 in response to “Jane Doe”‘s lawsuit that accuses Combs, former Bad Boy president Harve Pierre, and an unnamed individual of taking turns raping her, NBC News reports. The now-disgraced hip-hop mogul wants the lawsuit dismissed on the grounds that the Victims of Gender-Motivated Protection Law, under which it was filed, is unconstitutional.

“Plaintiff’s decision to wait more than two decades to file her Complaint has prejudiced Defendant, as he has lost the ability to defend himself fully and fairly in this action,” Combs’ response stated.

He asserted that “some or all evidence that otherwise would have been available if the action had been promptly commenced may be unavailable, lost, or compromised.”

The filing also challenges the authenticity of four photographs Jane Doe included in her December lawsuit that show Combs’ recording studio on the night of the alleged assaults, including one image where the then-teenager appears to be sitting on Combs’ lap with her face blurred out. The “All About the Benjamins” rapper “avers that the context, genuineness, and/or accuracy of the photographs are disputed,” his attorneys stated.

Combs is professing his innocence, claiming he “never participated in, witnessed, or was or is presently aware of any misconduct, sexual or otherwise” relating to the woman “in any circumstance whatsoever.” Pierre made a separate filing alleging that Combs never participated in the sexual assault of Jane Doe and didn’t witness anyone else sexually assaulting her.

Attorneys for Combs are also requesting for the alleged victim’s identity to be revealed, something the woman’s lawyers deem “ridiculous.”

The Jane Doe in the gang rape lawsuit is the fourth woman to sue Combs for sexual assault. His ex-girlfriend Cassandra “Cassie” Ventura sued the “I’ll Be Missing You” rapper in November 2023, accusing him of sexual assault, physical abuse, and sex trafficking.

The father of seven settled the lawsuit 24 hours after it was filed, for an undisclosed amount. His lawyer, Ben Brafman, said the settlement was “in no way an admission of wrongdoing.”

The other three cases against Combs are still pending as he continues to deny all allegations. In December, he released a statement denying the “sickening” claims, saying “Enough Is Enough.”

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