Another Woman Accuses Diddy of Sexual Assault

Model is the 6th to sue rapper in 6 months
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted May 22, 2024 12:00 AM CDT
Another Woman Accuses Diddy
Sean "Diddy" Combs arrives at the LA Premiere of "The Four: Battle For Stardom" at the CBS Radford Studio Center on May 30, 2018, in Los Angeles.   (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)

Trouble continues to mount for Diddy: Another woman has come forward to accuse the rapper of sexual assault, this one a model who says she met Diddy, real name Sean Combs, at a Fashion Week event in 2003, when she was 22, and he offered to help her career. Crystal McKinney says in her lawsuit that Combs invited her to his New York City studio, where she was offered weed and pressured to smoke and drink, NBC News reports. She "later came to understand that Combs had laced the joint with a narcotic or other intoxicating substance," the suit says, and she was "very intoxicated" when Diddy allegedly "demanded" she follow him and "physically led" her to a bathroom, where she says she was forced to perform a sex act.

Rather than helping her career, McKinney claims her modeling opportunities dried up, leading her to believe Combs "blackballed" her. She says she felt "a moral obligation to speak up" after a number of women, and one man, came forward to accuse the rapper. Hers is the sixth lawsuit filed against Diddy in six months, per Rolling Stone:

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