Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs requests judge to dismiss ‘fabricated’ allegation of rape against him and others involving a 17-year-old girl

Sean “Diddy” Combs is facing a legal battle as he seeks to have a lawsuit dismissed that alleges he and two co-defendants raped a 17-year-old girl in a New York recording studio back in 2003. The hip-hop mogul has vehemently denied the claims, calling them “false and hideous” and stating that they were filed too late under the law. This is just the latest in a series of lawsuits and a criminal investigation that Combs has been entangled in, all related to allegations of sexual assault.

The lawsuit, filed by a woman who now resides in Canada, accuses Combs, along with Harve Pierre and another man, of drugging and raping her when she was incapable of consenting to sex. The filing includes disturbing details of the alleged assault, including claims that the men took turns assaulting her after giving her drugs and alcohol. The woman also submitted photographs that she claims were taken on the night of the incident, showing her sitting on Combs’ lap.

Combs’ legal team is pushing for the case to be dismissed, arguing that the allegations have caused irreparable damage to his reputation and business standing. They claim that the lawsuit was filed too late under New York City’s Victims of Gender-Motivated Violence Protection Law, which allows accusers to file civil complaints involving sexual assault claims after the statute of limitations has expired. However, Combs’ attorneys argue that the city law is preempted by the state law, which means the lawsuit should have been filed by August of 2021 to be considered timely.

The judge overseeing the case has ruled that the woman will need to reveal her name if the lawsuit progresses after this legal challenge. The defense filing also criticized the suit for including a “trigger warning” that they deemed legally irrelevant and designed to draw attention to the salacious allegations.

This legal battle is just the latest in a string of allegations against Combs, including a lawsuit filed by singer Cassie alleging abuse between 2005 and 2018, which was settled shortly after it was filed. Additionally, more lawsuits have been filed against Combs in recent months, and he was recently the subject of a sex-trafficking investigation by Homeland Security Investigations. Despite these legal challenges, Combs has not been charged in connection with any of the allegations.

As the legal battle continues, Combs is fighting to clear his name and protect his reputation from what he and his legal team claim are false and damaging accusations. The outcome of this case will have far-reaching implications for both Combs and the larger conversation surrounding sexual assault and accountability in the entertainment industry.

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