Rapper Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs has hit out at “sick allegations” against him, saying they are being made by people “looking for a quick payday” and “enough is enough”.
Four women have launched sexual assault cases against him since last month, including the latest today accusing him of “gang-raping” a girl who was 17 at the time.
The American music mogul, who also goes by the stage names Puff Daddy and P Diddy, said that for the past fortnight he has “sat in silence and watched people try to assassinate my character, destroy my reputation and my legacy”.
He added: “Let me be absolutely clear: I did not do any of the horrible things that are alleged.”
In a statement to Rolling Stone magazine, Combs also promised that he will “fight for my name, my family and for the truth”.
The latest allegations surround an unnamed woman who claims she was sexually abused by him when she was 17.
Combs, 54, is accused along with Harve Pierre, the president of Combs’ company Bad Boy Entertainment, and a third unnamed person of sex trafficking and gang rape of the teenager, referred to in the lawsuit as Jane Doe.
It is alleged that Combs and Pierre convinced the girl to take a private plane with Pierre and the third person to Combs’ recording studio in New York City.
Once there, the defendants supplied her with drugs and alcohol and gang-raped her, the lawsuit alleges.
The complaint claims the girl has photos proving she was in Combs’ studio with Combs on the night in question.
Later that month, Combs was sued by Joie Dickerson-Neal who claims he drugged and sexually assaulted her when she was a psychology student at Syracuse University in January 1991 and filmed the attack.
But a spokesperson for the star dismissed the claims as “fabricated and not credible”, labeling them as “pure money and nothing more”.
Another woman, identified as Liza Gardner, filed a third suit alleging that Combs and R&B singer Aaron Hall sexually assaulted her at Hall’s apartment in 1990 or 1991.
The alleged assault happened after an event at the offices of MCA Records, according to a lawsuit filed in New York Supreme Court.
It was filed one day before the New York Adult Survivors Act expired. The law gave adult survivors a year to sue, regardless of when the original statute of limitations expired.
A spokesman for Combs denied the allegations.