Sean “Diddy” Combs has stepped down as chairman of his company Revolt Media amidst multiple sexual assault lawsuits.
A statement posted on Revolt’s Instagram page reads, “Sean Combs has stepped down from his position as chairman of Revolt. While Mr. Combs has previously had no operational or day-to-day role in the business, this decision helps to ensure that Revolt remains steadfastly focused on our mission to create meaningful content for the culture and amplify the voices of all Black people throughout this country and the African diaspora.”
“Our focus has always been one that reflects our commitment to the collective journey of REVOLT – one that is not driven by the individual, but by the shared efforts and values of our entire team on behalf of advancing, elevating, and championing our culture and that continues,” the statement adds.
Recently, Combs has been hit with three sexual assault lawsuits.
Last month, a woman accused the rapper, singer and producer of drugging and sexually assaulting her and recording the assault without her knowledge when she was a college student in 1991.
The suit was filed in New York Supreme Court on Thursday, November 23, one day before the expiration of the New York Adult Survivors Act, which allows adult sexual assault survivors one year to sue regardless of when the original statute of limitations expired.
The alleged victim, Joi Dickerson-Neal, was a Syracuse University student at the time of the 1991 incident and had previously appeared with Combs in a few video clips of a music video.
Earlier last month, Diddy resolved a sexual assault lawsuit filed by his former partner Cassie Ventura.
In the lawsuit, Ventura claimed she “endured over a decade of his violent behavior and disturbed demands,” including repeated physical beatings and forcing her to “engage in sex acts with male sex workers” while he masturbated.
The two artists settled the matter amicably on November 17.
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