Sean Combs, along with his longtime associate Harve Pierre and a third unidentified man, has been accused of “gang raping” a 17-year-old girl inside Combs’ recording studio in Manhattan in 2003, according to a lawsuit filed on Wednesday.
The plaintiff, identified as Jane Doe, is the fourth woman to accuse Combs of sexual assault in three weeks.
The lawsuit alleges that the incident occurred after Jane Doe was trafficked across state lines and given “copious amounts of drugs and alcohol.” Doe claims that the men took turns raping her in a bathroom at Daddy’s House Recording Studio when she was in high school and Combs was 34 years old.
In response to the allegations, Combs issued a statement vehemently denying Doe’s claims. He stated, “Enough is enough. I did not do any of the awful things being alleged. I will fight for my name, my family, and for the truth.”
According to the lawsuit, Jane Doe was targeted by Harve Pierre in a Detroit-area lounge two decades ago. Pierre allegedly complimented her appearance, claimed to be “best friends” with Combs, and invited her on a trip to New York aboard a private jet. The private jet transported Jane Doe to Teterboro Airport in New Jersey, where she was taken to the recording studio.
The complaint includes multiple color photos allegedly taken inside Daddy’s House Recording Studio that night, including one where Jane Doe is sitting on Combs’ lap. The filing alleges that Jane Doe was given a “copious” amount of intoxicants as Combs, Pierre, and the third man hit on her and groped her body. As she became inebriated, Combs allegedly led her to a bathroom, removed her skirt and underwear, and sexually assaulted her.
The lawsuit further claims that another man took over the assault in the bathroom while Combs watched from outside. Jane Doe alleges that she was subjected to nonconsensual acts by both Pierre and the unidentified man. The lawsuit describes the traumatic events and the physical and emotional distress suffered by Jane Doe.
Lawyer Douglas H. Wigdor, who previously represented singer Casandra “Cassie” Ventura in a sexual assault complaint against Combs, filed the lawsuit on behalf of Jane Doe. The lawsuit alleges that Combs, Pierre, and the third unidentified man “preyed on a vulnerable high school teenager as part of a sex trafficking scheme.”
The lawsuit was brought under New York City’s Victims of Gender-Motivated Violence Act, which created a two-year “lookback” window for civil claims related to gender-motivated violence. The three previous lawsuits against Combs were filed under the state’s Adult Survivor’s Act, which expired last month. The new allegations add to the mounting legal challenges facing Combs, who continues to deny any wrongdoing.