Diddy Sued By Former Model Who Claims He Drugged & Sexually Assaulted Her

By Tony M. Centeno

May 22, 2024

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Sean "Diddy" Combs is facing another allegation of sexual assault by a former model.

According to a report TMZ published on Tuesday, May 21, the Bad Boy founder has been sued by Crystal McKinney who claims he drugged and forced himself upon her in 2003. In the suit, McKinney recalled how she met Diddy at the Cipriani Downtown in New York City while she attended an event during Men's Fashion Week. She claimed Diddy invited her to his studio where he and some of his friends were smoking joints and drinking Hennessy. McKinney said she took a "powerful" hit from a joint and claimed it was laced with some type of narcotic.

McKinney said the assault happened in a bathroom inside the studio. Diddy allegedly convinced her to follow him to the lavatory where he forced himself upon her, kissed her and eventually shoved her head down towards his penis. After he commanded her to "suck it," McKinney said she declined until Diddy forced her to perform oral sex. She attempted to get away from him but she passed out.

When she regained consciousness, McKinney found herself in a taxi. That's when she realized she had been sexually assaulted. It's not clear whether she's only referring to the incident inside the studio's bathroom or if another act happened while she was passed out. Either way, she's seeking unspecified damages from Diddy.

Crystal McKinney is the sixth person to come forward with allegations of sexual abuse at the hands of Diddy. Since Cassie filed her bombshell lawsuit last November, five other victims have sued "Brother Love" and accused him of sexual assault, rape and other offenses. Diddy had vehemently denied all the allegations against him. However, after security footage of him physically assaulting Cassie surfaced last week, the embattled artist issued a public apology and took responsibility for his actions on the video.

McKinney claimed she was blackballed from the modelling industry following the alleged incident. She got so depressed afterward that she attempted to commit suicide in 2004. She remained silent about what happened for two decades. However, after Cassie and other victims filed lawsuits, McKinney, now a woman of faith, said she "knew she had a moral obligation to speak up."

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