The fallout continues for Diddy following his departure from Revolt Media in the face of multiple sexual assault lawsuits.
Sean “Diddy” Combs stepped aside from his chairman position at TV network Revolt Media following multiple sexual assault lawsuits, including one filed by his former partner, singer Cassie Ventura. Now the rapper and mogul’s former head of security, Roger Bonds, is speaking up about the allegations with claims that he stopped Combs from abusing Cassie and others.
In an Instagram post on Wednesday (November 29), Bonds admitted he had left Combs’ employ because he was “sick of having to cover up everything” the Bad Boy founder did.
“If you not waking up happy, or if you disgruntled, or you really don’t want to be around that person, you find every excuse to get out of there,” said Bonds. “And I got diabetes, so my excuse was, ‘I can’t be with you every day, I’m losing weight,’ but in reality, it was that I was sick! I was sick of you, I was sick of everything that was going on around you, I was sick of having to cover up everything that you did. I was sick.”
“Cassie spoke on it,” he continued, referencing Ventura’s lawsuit in which she described an incident in which Combs physically assaulted her in a hotel room, and Bonds interfered. “She said yeah, I jumped on it. I jumped in between it; that wasn’t the only time — it was other times, and it was other people.”
As the sexual assault allegations mount against him, Diddy is losing more than his partnership with Revolt Media. Capital Preparatory Harlem Charter School has also ended its partnership with the star, explaining their decision on Tuesday (November 28).
“Following a comprehensive evaluation, a decision has been made to end the partnership between Capital Preparatory Schools and Sean Combs,” wrote institute founder Dr. Steven Perry in a now-deleted statement. “While this decision was not made lightly, we firmly believe it is in the best interest of our organization’s health and future.”
Diddy is also embroiled in a high-profile lawsuit with spirits giant Diageo, with whom he has collaborated for years on their Cîroc Vodka and DeLeón Tequila lines. Combs asserts that the company has neglected his brands because he is Black, accusations that Diageo denies. That lawsuit and its related countersuits will resume in 2024.