Diddy's $30 Million Lawsuit: Breaking Down Rodney Jones's Accusations

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Diddy is reportedly prepared to go to court.

Over the last few months, Diddy has been hit with lawsuit after lawsuit, packed with multiple allegations. When Cassie accused the mogul of sexual assault in November 2023, the news was all over the internet. It was settled quickly, barely a day after it was filed. However, Diddy has not gotten respite since then as he has had other allegations and lawsuits to worry about.

Arguably the biggest right now, as well as the most recent, is the $30 million lawsuit filed by Rodney “Lil Rod” Jones. The producer worked closely with Diddy for a while and was heavily involved in creating The Love Album (2023). NBC News reported that Jones’ lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York on February 26, 2024. Reportedly 73 pages long, the document details several allegations mounted against Diddy. More importantly, the case is far from settled, which means Diddy may head to court. Here’s a breakdown of the wildest allegations in the lawsuit.

Underage Girls At Parties

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As aforementioned, Rodney Jones worked closely with Diddy throughout the making of The Love Album. According to the lawsuit, the producer lived and traveled with Diddy for long periods from September 2022 to November 2023. During this time, Jones allegedly witnessed multiple acts of misconduct, and “serious illegal activity” from the record executive. Among the most prominent is that Diddy allegedly had underage girls over at his parties. The lawsuit reportedly contains alleged screenshots showing underage girls at these gatherings. According to the documents, the girls were also given laced drinks at Diddy’s behest.

Drugging And Possible Rape

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Throughout the 73-page lawsuit, Rodney Jones accuses Diddy of sexually assaulting him on different occasions. However, amidst it all, this particular allegation is arguably the heaviest sexual offense, if it turns out to be true. In the document, the producer reportedly says that he believes Diddy drugged him on February 2, 2023. While he’s not sure, Jones says that there’s a possibility he may have also been raped after being drugged. According to the lawsuit, he woke up naked, dizzy, and confused in bed with Diddy and two sex workers.

Groping

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Furthermore, according to the lawsuit, Jones alleges that Diddy touched him inappropriately. The statement in the document claims that Diddy sexually harassed and assaulted Jones while he lived with Diddy at his Florida home. Allegedly, this also happened at Diddy’s home in New York, as well as on a yatch the mogul rented in the US Virgin Islands. Chiefly, the assault and harassment included “constant unsolicited and unauthorized groping and touching of his anus,” according to the lawsuit. 

Grooming 

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The lawsuit also claims that Diddy allegedly tried “to groom Jones into accepting a homosexual relationship.” Explicitly stated in the document, the producer alleges that he was forced to work in Diddy’s bathroom as the executive showered naked in a glass enclosure. Subsequently, according to the lawsuit, Jones raised concerns about this arrangement to Diddy’s chief of staff. However, Kristina Khorram, the chief of staff, brushed it aside, dubbing the behavior “friendly horseplay.” She allegedly also stated that those acts were Diddy’s way of “showing that he likes you.” Jones didn’t buy that though, as his lawsuit also accuses Khorram of aiding and abetting her boss’ sexual assault of him. 

Threat Of Physical Harm

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Surprisingly, allegations of sexual assault are not the only things present in Jones’ lawsuit against Diddy. Allegedly, the producer also received threats of physical harm from the mogul who repeatedly exerted dominance and control over him. According to the document, Diddy sometimes threatened to “eat Mr. Jones’ face.” Additionally, the suit reportedly states that Diddy “informed Mr. Jones that he is willing to kill his mother, Janice Combs, if he must, in order to get what he wants, so he wouldn’t think twice to hurt Mr. Jones.”

Forced To Perform Sexual Acts On Sex Workers

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According to the lawsuit, Diddy allegedly forced Rodney Jones to procure sex workers on several occasions. However, that wasn’t all. The suit also alleges that Diddy pressured the producer to engage in unwelcome sexual acts with these sex workers. This was allegedly done to please the music mogul. To aid in soliciting these workers, Diddy allegedly provided Jones with “an exclusive Bad Boy baseball cap.” According to the lawsuit, the producer was required to wear this cap to a Miami establishment “as a signal to any sex worker he approached” that Diddy was in town.  The suit claimed that it was meant to signify that Diddy had sent Jones to recruit them.

Diddy’s Admittance To Gun Violence 

Another damning allegation against Diddy, a statement in the lawsuit claims that Diddy bragged about getting away with shooting other people. Jones alleges that Diddy forced him to watch as he displayed guns, and bragged about gun violence. Furthermore, another statement claims that Diddy admitted to being responsible for a shooting in a nightclub in New York in 1999. This alleged shooting involved rapper Shyne who was subsequently sentenced to 10 years in jail.

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Demilade Phillips has been a Features Writer for HotNewHipHop since 2023. The self-proclaimed music fanatic deals with most things Hip Hop and RnB, while also covering film, television, and the entertainment industry at large. When he’s not working, the International Relations graduate is either binging anime, immersing himself in the underground EDM scene, or crafting up original pieces.