Hundreds of Hidden Cameras Discovered in Diddy’s Homes, Lawsuit Says – Newsweek

3 minutes, 0 seconds Read

A lawsuit filed against Sean “Diddy” Combs said the music mogul had “hundreds of cameras in his homes in LA, NYC, and Miami.”

Rodney “Lil Rod” Jones sued Combs in February over several complaints, including allegations of sexual misconduct, forced drug use and grooming. Jones, a record producer, is asking for $30 million in damages.

In a court filing, Jones said he worked with Combs between September 2022 and September 2023 to produce the rapper’s most recent release, The Love Album: Off the Grid.

Sean “Diddy” Combs at the Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on May 15, 2022. Rodney “Lil Rod” Jones sued Combs in February for $30 million.
Sean “Diddy” Combs at the Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on May 15, 2022. Rodney “Lil Rod” Jones sued Combs in February for $30 million.
Mindy Small//Filmmagic

In the filing, Jones said the hip-hop star stashed hidden cameras in his mansion in Holmby Hills, Los Angeles, and in his compound on Star Island.

The properties were raided by Homeland Security on March 25. Homeland Security Investigations said the searches were in relation to an ongoing sex-trafficking investigation in New York.

“While living and traveling with Mr. Combs, Mr. Jones discovered that Mr. Combs had hidden cameras in every room of his home,” the filing said.

Newsweek has contacted Combs for comment via email.

The court documents allege that Combs operated a “sex-trafficking venture” with his chief of staff Kristina Khorram and his 30-year-old son, Justin Dior Combs.

Jones also said the rap icon regularly partied with sex workers and “underage girls,” requiring them to sign nondisclosure agreements, and that the attendees were being drugged and trafficked.

Jones accused Combs of using threats, force, fraud and coercion to usher minors into “commercial sex acts” and of pressuring Jones to hire prostitutes for him in Miami, where sex work is illegal.

The producer also said Combs set him up to be assaulted by Cuba Gooding Jr. and accused the actor of “touching, groping, and fondling” him on a yacht rented by Combs.

“Mr. Combs had dominion and control over the actions of Cuba Gooding Jr and failed to step in and stop Cuba Gooding Jr from sexually assaulting Mr. Jones,” the court document said.

Combs has been hit with multiple sexual-assault lawsuits in recent months. In November, the R&B singer Cassie Ventura sued him for rape and physical abuse during their 11-year relationship. Combs denied the claims, and the case was settled the following day.

Other women filed lawsuits against Combs later that month under the Adult Survivors Act, which expired in November. The New York legislation allowed sexual-assault victims to file a complaint against an alleged abuser, even if the statute of limitations had passed.

In December, another woman accused Combs of plying her with alcohol and drugs at his New York studio when she was 17, before the rapper and two of his associates raped her. The filing suggested the anonymous accuser was targeted as part of a sex-trafficking operation, with the teen flown from her home in Michigan to New York by private jet.

Combs has denied all the allegations against him. In a statement, his attorney Shawn Holley described Jones as “a liar” hoping for an “undeserved payday.”

Holley said: “His reckless name-dropping about events that are pure fiction and simply did not happen is nothing more than a transparent attempt to garner headlines.”

Uncommon Knowledge

Newsweek is committed to challenging conventional wisdom and finding connections in the search for common ground.

Newsweek is committed to challenging conventional wisdom and finding connections in the search for common ground.

This post was originally published on 3rd party website mentioned in the title of this site

Similar Posts