Diddy's Sexual Assault Lawsuits Causing "Logistical Nightmare" For Grammys: Report

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HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 27: Sean 'Diddy' Combs speaks onstage during the 94th Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on March 27, 2022 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
The Recording Academy is reportedly struggling to deal with the fallout from Diddy's lawsuits with regards to the Grammys.

Diddy's ongoing sexual assault lawsuits are reportedly causing a "logistical nightmare" for the Grammys as the Recording Academy prepares for its 66th Annual Awards ceremony. The UK publication, Mirror, cites several officials within the Academy to report that the organization is trying to remove Diddy from the guest list. Additionally, numerous celebrities are requesting that they sit nowhere near him.

“The formal invitations go out this month. There’s conflict at the academy as several voting members do not think it would be appropriate to invite Diddy," the report suggests. "Some, including several high profile African-American members, fear that inviting him sends the wrong message to audiences and the charities it supports. Several publicists have asked that their artists aren’t seated by him. It’s a logistical nightmare.”

Diddy & Cassie At The Metropolitan Museum of Art

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Cassie Ventura and Sean "Diddy" Combs attend the Heavenly. Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for The Hollywood Reporter)

Cassie was the first woman to file a lawsuit against Diddy, last month, accusing him of sexual abuse. While the two reached a settlement within 24 hours, two more accusers came forward with allegations against Diddy soon afterward.

Diddy has denied all of the allegations against him. In a statement provided to HipHopDX, a spokesperson for the Bad Boy mogul said: “These are fabricated claims falsely alleging misconduct from over 30 years ago and filed at the last minute. This is nothing but a money grab. Because of Mr. Combs’ fame and success, he is an easy target for anonymous accusers who lie without conscience or consequence for financial benefit. The New York Legislature surely did not intend or expect the Adult Survivors Act to be exploited by scammers. The public should be skeptical and not rush to accept these bogus allegations.” Be on the lookout for further updates on the fallout from Diddy's sexual assault lawsuits on HotNewHipHop.


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Cole Blake is currently an Editor at HotNewHipHop based out of Brooklyn, New York. He began working at the site as an intern back in 2018 while studying journalism at St. John’s University. In the time since, he’s graduated with a bachelor's degree and written extensively about a wide range of topics including pop culture, film & television, politics, video games, sports, and much more. He’s also covered music festivals such as Gov. Ball and Rolling Loud. You can find him publishing work for HNHH from Monday to Wednesday or on weekends. On the sports front, Cole’s a passionate NBA and NFL fan with his favorite teams being the Indianapolis Colts and Los Angeles Lakers. He also roots for the Yankees whenever he finds himself at Yankee Stadium or the Red Storm when in the company of other SJU alumni. His favorite hip-hop artists are billy woods, Earl Sweatshirt, Cam’ron, MIKE, and Mach-Hommy.