Rolling Stone Drives Another Stake Into Diddy’s Career with a Litany of Assault, Abuse Accusations

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Diddy faces a litany of new assault and abuse accusations following a six-month investigation into the music mogul by Rolling Stone.

Rolling Stone has unveiled the results of its six-month investigation into Bad Boy Records founder and disgraced music mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs — and he now faces a slew of new sexual assault and violence allegations. Compiled through interviews with 50-plus people connected to Diddy across his career, the article details abusive behavior that allegedly started during his time as a student at Howard University in the 1980s.

Among the reports, the article describes an incident in 2000 in which Combs allegedly beat up late Def Jam executive Shakir Stewart for dating his ex-girlfriend Kim Porter. Another incident details Combs purportedly using a belt to beat a woman repeatedly.

Yet another account alleges that Diddy attacked a woman in Bad Boy Records’ offices in 1994, in which two employees had to pull him away when they heard “screams and the sound of shattering glass.” Another woman who worked as a graphic designer for Bad Boy claims Combs sexually harassed her at a party in 2001, celebrating his acquittal in a 1999 NYC nightclub shooting.

Other details in the article describe claims about Combs’ relationship with other rappers, such as his jealousy of The Notorious B.I.G.’s friendship with Tupac Shakur, and that he “did not want that friendship to happen.” Diddy is said to have tried to build a relationship with Tupac, but the latter “didn’t have any kind of respect” for the former.

While Combs has declined to comment on the allegations outlined by Rolling Stone, his lawyer released a statement saying: “Mr. Combs cannot comment on settled litigation, will not comment on pending litigation, and cannot address every allegation picked up by the press from any source, no matter how unreliable.”

“We are aware that the proper authorities are conducting a thorough investigation and therefore have confidence any important issues will be addressed in the proper forum, where the rules distinguish facts from fiction,” Combs’ attorney continues.

Diddy is currently facing six sexual assault lawsuits and a federal sex trafficking investigation that led to two of his homes being raided back in March. Earlier this month, CNN released surveillance footage leaked of Combs brutally attacking ex-girlfriend Cassie Ventura in 2016, to which the rapper responded with a poorly received apology video.