Diddy & Lil Rod Haven't Settled Sexual Assault Lawsuit, Despite Previous Reports

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According to sources, Diddy is ready to go to trial if he has to.

Last month, male producer Rodney "Lil Rod" Jones filed a bombshell lawsuit against Diddy. He accuses the Bad Boy Records founder of groping him, showing him explicit videos, and more. He even alleged that Diddy slept with two fellow artists, who were later rumored to be Meek Mill and Usher. This week, the case took a turn when it was reported that Lil Rod and Diddy reached a settlement. According to sources, however, this is false.

In an official court docket update today, it was said that a conference was held for the supposed settlement. It was also reported that each party committed to submitting drafts of the agreement by next week. TMZ now says that someone with direct knowledge insists there must have been a mix-up, as the lawsuit is still on.

Diddy Continues To Deny Sexual Assault Allegations

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A key piece of evidence the outlet uses to support the source's claim is the fact that the judge listed in the docs isn't the same judge who's been presiding over the case so far. This means that Diddy will continue to fight the case, denying all allegations made against him as previously expected. He's already denied the allegations made against him by Lil Rod, as well as several others including his ex Cassie in recent months. Reportedly, he appears ready to stand trial if need be, and Lil Rod doesn't show any signs of giving up either.

What do you think of Rodney "Lil Rod" Jones' lawsuit against Diddy not being settled yet? What about an official court docket update falsely claiming the two of them had reached a settlement? Are you surprised? Share your thoughts in the comments section down below, and keep an eye on HNHH for more updates.

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Caroline Fisher is a News Writer at HotNewHipHop from Chicago, Illinois. She started at HNHH this year, and has since spent her time writing about all that is newsworthy in the world of hip-hop. With a drive for hunting down the hottest stories, she enjoys documenting new developments in culture and entertainment. She also has an appreciation for hip-hop and seeks to cover the most important trends and shifts. She has a Bachelor of Arts which she received at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Having graduated in 2022, she majored in English with a concentration in Media, Rhetoric and Cultural Studies. Specializing all things music, pop culture and entertainment, some of her favorite musical artists include Snoop Dogg, OutKast, and Nicki Minaj. When she’s not writing about music she’s also a fan of attending shows, watching the latest movies, staying up-to-date with current events, photography, and poetry.