Shyne Nightclub Shooting Victim Says Diddy Is Responsible For Her Life-Changing 1999 Injuries

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Sean "Puffy" Combs leaves Manhattan Supreme Court after the first day of his trial for gun possession and bribery charges January 29, 2001 in New York City. Combs was arrested in 1999 after a shooting in a nightclub where three people were wounded. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Natania Reuben has been seeking justice for 25 years.

Sean "Diddy" Combs is learning the hard way these past few months that what's done in the dark will always find a way to shine. Still, the Bad Boy mogul's legal team continues to deny any rumoured wrongdoing on his behalf, even as all his alleged former skeletons fall out of the closet. Among them is a 1999 incident at a nightclub that led to the arrest of Jamal "Shyne" Barrow, Jennifer Lopez, and her then-beau Diddy, which the former ultimately served 10 years in prison for. As News Nation reports, the music executive was taken into custody on weapons charges at the time, and in 2008, victim Natania Reuben filed a $130M lawsuit for compensation against Combs. By summer 2011 they settled, though the survivor continues to insist it was Combs who shot her.

"I am the woman who he shot in the face in that Dec. 27, 1999, Club New York shooting. I have told everyone, ad nauseam, since then. I watched him fire the gun," she shared on social media in February. More recently, she spoke with reporter Elizabeth Vargas about the situation. "I didn’t have any reason to believe that someone wouldn’t believe me. But as things unfolded, it was a very short period of time where I realized that’s what was happening," the courageous woman shared.

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Natania Reuben Speaks Her Truth Regarding Diddy Shyne Nightclub Shooting

Elsewhere, Reuben says she's feeling "extremely emotional" amid the latest reports of Diddy's homes being raided across the country. "It's been basically a quarter of a century since this occurred, and I've had to re-live this over and over again," the woman vented. "When I saw [the raids], it felt really cathartic because I finally feel like justice is being done."

As authorities and internet sleuths continue to unravel the tangled web of Diddy's many allegations, the latter is having a field day with the latest news about Yung Miami. According to the Lil Rod lawsuit, the City Girl was on her former Papi's payroll as a sex worker, along with 50 Cent's baby mama Daphne Joy. Read all about that at the link below, and let us know what you think is next for Sean Combs in the comments.

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Hayley Hynes is the former Weekend Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop, she stepped down after two years in 2024 to pursue other creative opportunities but remains on staff part-time to cover music, gossip, and pop culture news. Currently, she contributes similar content on Blavity and 21Ninety, as well as on her personal blog where she also offers tarot/astrology services. Hayley resides on the western side of Canada, previously spending a year in Vancouver to study Fashion Marketing at Blanche Macdonald Centre and Journalism at Mount Royal University in Calgary before that. She's passionate about helping others heal through storytelling, and shares much more about her life on Instagram @hayleyhynes.