Diddy files first official response to sexual assault claims


Sean “Diddy” Combs has filed his first official response to claims he sexually assaulted a 17-year-old girl in a recording studio in 2003.

The rapper was sued in December by an unnamed woman, who said the star and two other men plied her with “copious amounts of drugs and alcohol” before taking turns assaulting her in a bathroom.

According to Billboard, attorneys for Combs said in a federal court Tuesday that the events simply did not happen: “He never participated in, witnessed, or was or is presently aware of any misconduct, sexual or otherwise, relating to plaintiff in any circumstance whatsoever.” Diddy’s legal team also questions the timing of the lawsuit.

Combs has previously refuted all the charges. In a statement issued in December 2023, he stated, “I did not do any of the awful things being alleged. I will fight for my name, my family, and for the truth.”