A US court has ordered a woman who is suing Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, the US rapper, for alleged sexual assault to reveal her identity.


Last December, Jane Doe — not her real name — alleged that she was “sex trafficked” and “gang raped” by Diddy, Harve Pierre, a former Bad Boy Records president, and another man. She alleged that the incident occurred in 2003 when she was 17.

She claimed she was given “copious amounts of drugs and alcohol” before Diddy and the other men took turns raping her in a bathroom.

Diddy, however, denied the allegations, saying: “I did not do any of the awful things being alleged, I will fight for my name and the truth”.


Last week, the rapper filed his response to the lawsuit, arguing that Doe’s allegations are “fictional” and violate his constitutional right to due process.

Diddy’s lawyers argued that “they will suffer prejudice as a result of Jane Doe proceeding anonymously while their identities have been revealed”.

Doe, on the other hand, argued that the media attention she would face would result in fresh trauma, adding to what “I already suffered”.


On Thursday, Jessica G. L. Clarke, a federal judge, said disclosing the accuser’s identity “could have a significant impact on her” due to the “graphic and disturbing allegations” in the case.

The judge, however, said Doe had failed to prove that she could proceed anonymously and must reveal her identity as the case progresses.

The court ruled in favour of Diddy’s argument, stating that “no particularized harm or current vulnerabilities” would necessitate such special status for her.

“Although this case involves highly sensitive allegations and Doe has not publicly revealed her identity, all other factors weigh against the plaintiff’s motion should this case survive the defendants’ dispositive motions,” the judge wrote.


“While the court does not take the plaintiff’s concerns lightly, the court cannot rely on generalized, uncorroborated claims that disclosure would harm the plaintiff to justify her anonymity.”

Diddy has been accused of sexual assault by three other women including Cassie, his ex-girlfriend.

Following several allegations, the rapper stepped aside from his role as chairman at Revolt, his TV network.

Earlier this week, Rodney “Lil Rod” Jones, Diddy’s former producer, filed a lawsuit alleging that the rapper sexually harassed, drugged, and threatened him for over a year.


Copyright 2024 TheCable. All rights reserved. This material, and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior express written permission from TheCable.

Follow us on twitter @Thecablestyle