Diddy Steps Aside As Chairman Of Revolt Amid Sexual Assault Lawsuits


Sean “Diddy” Combs has temporarily stepped aside as chairman of Revolt, the music-oriented television network he co-founded in 2013.

According to Variety, the decision comes in the wake of three lawsuits alleging sexual assault.

Earlier this month, R&B singer Cassie accused Combs of raping and beating her over the course of a decade. Cassie previously recorded for Combs’ Bad Boy record label. Just one day after the suit was filed, Ventura and Combs reached a settlement.

Combs was hit with another lawsuit last week, filed under the New York Adult Survivors Act by Joi Dickerson-Neal, who alleged that Combs “drugged, sexually assaulted and abused” her and that she was the victim of “revenge porn” created and distributed by the rapper. The suit also names Combs’ companies Bad Boy Entertainment and Combs Enterprises as defendants.

An additional lawsuit filed against Combs by Jane Doe alleges that the hip-hop mogul and R&B singer Aaron Hall took turns raping her and her friends at Hall’s apartment sometime between 1990 and 1991. A representative for Combs blasted the lawsuit as “fabricated claims.”

Combs started Revolt in 2013 with Andy Schuon and formed a distribution pact with Comcast Corporation. The network is behind shows including “Love & Respect With Killer Mike,” “Revolt Black News” and “Sneakin’ in With Druski.”