April Lampros filed a new complaint on Thursday, accusing Sean “Diddy” Combs of sexual assault. Lampros claims she met Combs in 1994 while attending the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. In the New York-filed lawsuit, Lampros charges Combs with four counts of sexual assault that occurred between the middle of the 1990s and the beginning of the 2000s. The rap mogul is further charged in the lawsuit with assault, battery, careless infliction of mental distress, and violating the legislation protecting victims of gender-motivated violence. The county clerk has not yet had a chance to assess the submission.

In a statement to CNN on Thursday, Lampros said, “I’m confident that justice will prevail and the veil will be removed so no other woman will have to endure what I did.”

Since November, Combs has been the target of eight lawsuits, the seventh of which specifically charges him with sexual assault. Cassie Ventura, his ex-girlfriend, brought eight cases, one of which has been resolved. In a different complaint, Sean Combs is charged with encouraging and abetting his son Christian Combs’ alleged sexual abuse.

Lampros told Combs she wanted to work in the fashion field, and the complaint claims that Combs offered to help her get a job, teach her, and connect her to leaders in the music and fashion industries. However, according to the lawsuit, “Mr. Combs’s initial nice acts soon gave rise to an aggressive, controlling, and abusive relationship based on sex.”

Lampros claims that during their initial meeting in 1995, Combs pushed her to drink at a bar in New York City. Later, at a hotel, “Mr. Combs forced himself on top of her,” according to the complaint. Lampros asserts that she “pleaded with Mr. Combs to stop” after Combs sexually assaulted her. The lawsuit states that “she was nude, sore, and confused” the next morning.

They were in a parking garage close to his Manhattan apartment during another incident, according to the complaint, when Combs reportedly seized her and “demanded Ms. Lampros perform oral sex” in front of a parking attendant.

The lawsuit claims that when Mr. Combs aggressively pulled Ms. Lampros to her knees and pulled her hair, she was left in bodily pain, shock, moral depletion, and embarrassment.

Following that, the lawsuit claims that when Lampros made an effort to walk away and get away from Combs, “he immediately switched his approach and became angry, threatening, and forceful.” The complaint claimed that Combs had “developed this mobster persona, and Ms. Lampros was in fear of him.”

Combs allegedly made Lampros and one of his ex-girlfriends take ecstasy at his apartment one night in 1996, and then he insisted that they have sex. Combs allegedly threatened to “make her lose her job” after Lampros objected, according to the lawsuit. The complaint then claims that Combs assaulted Lampros after masturbating.

The lawsuit states that “she felt disgusted, ashamed, embarrassed, and couldn’t believe what had happened.”

Lampros’s contact with Combs terminated about 1998, the lawsuit claims. Years later, between the end of 2000 and the start of 2001, they reconnected, and this time Combs allegedly aggressively seized Lampros and pressed himself against her will, kissing and caressing her.

The lawsuit states that as a result, Lampros “has suffered and continues to suffer harm, including physical injury, severe emotional distress, humiliation, and anxiety.”

According to the complaint, Lampros claims that she was informed more recently that Combs had previously secretly videotaped them having sex and shown it to other individuals.

Lampros states in the lawsuit that Combs was a hothead who frequently threatened to hurt her if she disobeyed his orders, talked to other men, or ignored his phone calls. Lampros also says in the complaint that she was forbidden from discussing her connection with Combs with anybody.

She believed that if she defied him, he would crush her hopes of going into his industry for a living. If she attempted to interfere with Mr. Combs in any manner, the lawsuit claimed that he would also threaten to ban her from the business. “Everything Ms. Lampros had worked so hard to achieve, including her dreams, was in his palm.”

Tyrone Blackburn, the lawyer for Lampros, filed the complaint. Blackburn also represents Rodney Jones and Grace O’Marcaigh, the lady who accused Christian Combs, his son, of physical abuse.

Sony Music Entertainment, Arista Records, and Bad Boy Records are all included as defendants in the lawsuit. The lawsuit claims that at least one of the alleged attacks occurred when Lampros was an intern for Arista Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment and the previous parent company of Diddy’s Bad Boy Records. According to the lawsuit, Arista Records put Combs in a position of power and neglected to shield Lampros, which allowed for the sexual assault.

The most recent complaint was filed only two days after Combs was accused of drugging and sexually abusing Crystal McKinney, a former model and the winner of MTV’s 1998 Model Mission competition show. It also coincides with CNN’s exclusive surveillance footage from 2016, which depicts Combs brutally abusing Cassie Ventura, his girlfriend at the time.

According to a top federal law enforcement official informed on the matter, Combs is the focus of a federal investigation conducted by a Department of Homeland Security unit that deals with human trafficking activities.

Diddy’s lawyer, Aaron Dyer, stated that after two of the musician’s properties were searched in March as part of the inquiry, “there has been no finding of criminal or civil liability with any of these allegations.” “Mr. Combs is innocent and will never give up trying to clear his name every day.” After the musician’s two houses were searched in March as part of the inquiry, Diddy’s attorney, Aaron Dyer, stated, “There has been no finding of criminal or civil liability with any of these allegations.” “Mr. Combs will fight to clear his name every single day because he is innocent.”

(CNN, 2024)

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