Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs is accused of drugging and assaulting a woman while she was a college student.

Sean 'Diddy' Combs
Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs

Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs is accused of drugging and assaulting a woman while she was a college student.

A woman has filed a new lawsuit against Sean “Diddy” Combs, claiming the music mogul drugged, assaulted, and secretly recorded her assault in 1991 while he was a college student.


One day before the New York Adult Survivors Act expires, on Thursday, the lawsuit was filed in the New York Supreme Court. This act gives adult survivors of sexual assault a year to file a lawsuit, regardless of when the original statute of restrictions expired.

It’s also the third lawsuit in as many days brought against Combs or one of his businesses, alleging that he or a relative has abused a minor sexually.


The main focus of the lawsuit is an alleged conversation between Combs and Joie Dickerson-Neal on January 3, 1991, while the latter was a psychology student at Syracuse University.

Dickerson-Neal was allegedly “intentionally drugged” by Combs, which prevented her from being able to walk or stand. According to the lawsuit, she allegedly took a hit from a blunt after leaving her drink unattended with him at the restaurant, allegedly at Combs’ instigation.


The lawsuit said that after that, they drove to a music studio. According to the filing, Combs allegedly took Dickerson-Neal to a place he was staying at so he could sexually assault her when she was unable to get out of the car.

the alleged sexual assDickerson-Neal claimed in the lawsuit that she was “humiliated and hurt, yet she could not escape the assault” and that she “lacked the physical ability or mental ability to fend Combs off” as a result of having taken drugs.

Dickerson-Neal was a victim of “revenge porn,” according to the complaint, which also claims Combs recorde

A well-known singer from the 1990s allegedly saw an assault tape

Sean 'Diddy' Combs
Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs

A few days later, the woman was informed by a male friend, DeVanté Swing, who was a part of the well-known R&B group Jodeci in the 1990s, that he had watched a “sex tape” with other people, as per the lawsuit. Dickerson-Neal claimed that Swing was afraid that if he spoke out against Combs, his band would lose its record deal. After contacting a Swing representative for comment, NBC News did not receive a response.

According to the complaint, Dickerson-Neal’s life was sent into a “tailspin” following that encounter with Combs. As per the filing, she experienced severe depression and suicidal thoughts, which led to her hospital admission. Ultimately, she left college.


According to the lawsuit, Dickerson-Neal struggled with his mental health, his ability to advance in his career, and humiliation as an outcome of the incident.

According to the lawsuit, Combs had “repeatedly” approached her “for a romantic or sexual relationship,” but she turned him down because of his alleged “history of treating women badly.” According to the lawsuit, Dickerson-Neal and Combs were acquainted and had mutual friends. They had also both appeared in a few short clips from a music video.

According to the filing, she was confused, in pain, and ashamed, so she decided not to go to the hospital or call the police at the scene of the assault. The next day, Dickerson-Neal allegedly told her friend about the assault with tears in her eyes, according to the lawsuit.

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