Music mogul Diddy’s empire, Bad Boy Entertainment, is facing legal turmoil as the company, along with longtime executive Harve Pierre, is named in a recent sexual assault lawsuit. The plaintiff, identified as Jane Doe, accuses Pierre of grooming, sexual assault, and harassment during her time as his assistant between 2016 and 2017.
According to reports, the lawsuit contends that Harve Pierre, in his position of authority, pursued the plaintiff inappropriately in various locations, leading to multiple instances of sexual assault. The legal documents state that Pierre engaged in a year-long pattern of grooming and harassment, causing physical, emotional, and psychological harm to the plaintiff.
The unnamed individual is seeking undisclosed damages, emphasizing compensation for her pain and suffering. Although Pierre has not publicly responded to the allegations, Bad Boy Entertainment, owned by Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, has issued an official statement. The company, also accused of negligence and gender violence, expressed awareness of the lawsuit and emphasized its commitment to investigating the allegations while prioritizing the safety of its employees.
The plaintiff asserts that Bad Boy Entertainment shares responsibility, alleging that the company should have better supervised Pierre and recognized his unsuitability for a position of authority. Harve Pierre, who joined the company in 1992 and eventually became its president until the end of 2017, reportedly left the company around the same time as the alleged incidents.
Diddy has not publicly commented on the case, nor has he addressed the separate lawsuit filed by his ex-girlfriend, Cassie. Cassie’s lawsuit accuses Diddy of years of sexual assault, sex trafficking, and physical abuse. Both lawsuits are part of a New York legislation allowing victims of sexual violence to file civil grievances within a one-year window, even if the statute of limitations has passed. The deadline for filing under this legislation is rapidly approaching on the 24th of this month. The unfolding legal challenges add to the complexity surrounding Diddy and his business empire, raising questions about accountability and workplace culture within the renowned entertainment company.
Derek Chan – Editor