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Diddy’s Lawyer Addresses Former Male Employee’s Assault Claims

Diddy‘s lawyer is speaking out after the music mogul was accused of sexual harassment and assault by a former male employee. As The Shade Room previously reported, on November 16, 2023, the music mogul was sued for sexual assault, abuse, and trafficking by his ex-girlfriend, Cassie.

A few days later, the singer’s lawsuit against Diddy was settled. However, since then, more people have come forward accusing the 54-year-old of similar actions.

RELATED: Cassie Files Lawsuit Against Diddy Alleging Assault, Abuse & Trafficking

Here’s What Diddy Is Being Accused Of In New Lawsuit From Former Male Employee

According to TMZ, a man named Rodney Jones, also known as Lil Rod, has filed the new lawsuit against Diddy. Jones reportedly is a former videographer and producer for the music mogul.

The outlet reports that Jones is alleging he was sexually assaulted by Diddy. Additionally, the man alleges to have been subject to “unwanted advances by associates of Diddy at his direction.”

TRIGGER WARNING: This portion of the article contains content related to sexual assault.

Furthermore, Jones is asserting that Diddy would grope his genitals and “touch his anus.” The music mogul is also accused of parading “around naked in front of Jones.”

Rodney Jones’ Assault Allegations Also Involve Other Celebrities

TMZ reports that Jones believes Diddy was trying to “groom him into having sex” despite the music mogul seeming to downplay his advances as “horseplay.”

Jones has also alleged that Diddy’s “grooming” of him involved coercing him to watch a video of Stevie J having sex with another man. TMZ reports that Jones’ lawsuit includes a screenshot from the alleged video.

However, Jones’ allegations reportedly don’t end there.

The man says that a female cousin of Yung Miami’s also sexually assaulted him. The woman allegedly tried to have sex with him in front of Diddy and “members of his staff.”

Furthermore, Rodney Jones also alleges that Diddy brought prostitutes to his home. Jones reportedly believes that on one occasion when he was present, he was “drugged and possibly raped.”

The man is also accusing Diddy of intentionally serving laced drinks to women at his parties while probing underage girls with alcohol. Furthermore, Jones alleges that Diddy directed his son, Justin Combs, and Stevie J to “recruit prostitutes” and underage girls to attend these parties.

Lastly, Jones adds that Diddy introduced him to Cuba Gooding Jr. On the occasion, Jones claims that the actor was “touching, groping, and fondling Mr. Jones’s legs, his upper inner thighs near his groin, the small of his back near his buttocks and his shoulders.”

Diddy’s Lawyer Speaks Out Amid The Recent Allegations

According to TMZ, Jones is suing Diddy, his son Justin, and “other employees as well as various record execs.” He is reportedly seeking at least $30 million in damages.

Diddy’s attorney, Shawn Holley, has since shared a statement regarding Jones’ recent allegations with the outlet.

“[Rodney Jones] is nothing more than a liar who filed a $30 million lawsuit shamelessly looking for an undeserved payday. His reckless name-dropping about events that are pure fiction and simply did not happen is nothing more than a transparent attempt to garner headlines,” Holley explained. “We have overwhelming, indisputable proof that his claims are complete lies. Our attempts to share this proof with Mr. Jones’ attorney, Tyrone Blackburn, have been ignored, as Mr. Blackburn refuses to return our calls. We will address these outlandish allegations in court and take all appropriate action against those who make them.”

At this time, we should note that a producer by the name of Lil Rod, who appears to have worked with Diddy on his recent album, ‘The Love Album: Off The Grid,’ has shared his grievances with the music mogul on Instagram.

The Shade Room is unable to confirm whether this is the man who filed the lawsuit against Diddy. However, a GoFundMe campaign has been created by the producer, whose campaign is listed as Rodney Jones.

Additionally, the campaign is titled “Help Me Sue Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs.”

The campaign’s description alleges that the man is “fighting” for “producer’s rates (money), publishing shares, and royalties” owed from his work on the album.

“For the better part of the past 6 months, my team and I have extended every opportunity we knew possible to have these matters addressed and resolved (fairly) but in private. However, Diddy’s negotiation tactics, to stall communications, dry out (my) funds, and have me negotiating out of desperation or without a real means of fighting back has forced me here!” the campaign’s description reads in part.

Furthermore, the GoFundMe campaign has a goal of $50,000, with over $1,400 raised thus far.

This is a developing story. Be sure to check back in with The Shade Room for more updates.

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