BY JONATHAN LANDRUM JR
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sean “Diddy” Combs has quickly stepped down as chairman of his cable tv community Revolt amid a number of sexual abuse allegations in opposition to the music mogul.
Revolt introduced Combs’ determination on social media Tuesday. It’s not clear when he’ll return to his media firm — which mentioned Combs beforehand had “no operational or day-to-day function” on the community.
“This determination helps to make sure that Revolt stays steadfastly centered on our mission to create significant content material for the tradition and amplify the voices of all Black folks all through this nation and African diaspora,” the community mentioned within the assertion.
Combs, a founding father of Revolt, declined to remark additional on the matter. The community has been making ready to have a good time its tenth anniversary.
Earlier this month, R&B singer Cassie accused Combs of raping and beating her over the length of their decadeslong, on-and-off relationship — which started in 2005, when she was 19 and he was 37. The singer, whose actual identify is Cassie Ventura, alleged that Combs raped her when she tried to finish the connection in 2018.
At some point after she filed the lawsuit, she and Combs reached a settlement to their “mutual satisfaction.”
“We have now determined to resolve this matter amicably. I want Cassie and her household all one of the best. Love,” Combs mentioned.
After Combs and Ventura’s settlement, two extra ladies got here ahead to accuse him of sexual abuse. Each fits had been filed final week on the eve of the expiration of the Grownup Survivors Act, a New York legislation allowing victims of sexual abuse a one-year window to file civil motion whatever the statute of limitations.
The filings element acts of sexual assault, beatings and compelled drugging allegedly dedicated within the early Nineties by Combs, then a expertise director, social gathering promoter and rising determine in New York Metropolis’s hip-hop group.
Combs has vehemently denied the allegations. He accused the 2 ladies of searching for to use the New York legislation that quickly prolonged the statute of limitations.
Combs is among the many most influential hip-hop producers and executives of the previous three many years. He’s the founding father of Unhealthy Boy Data and a three-time Grammy winner who has labored with a slew of top-tier artists together with Infamous B.I.G., Mary J. Blige, Usher, Lil Kim, Religion Evans and 112.
The mogul created the style clothes line Sean John and produced the truth present “Making the Band” for MTV.
This 12 months, he launched his fifth studio album “The Love Album: Off the Grid,” which earned two Grammy nominations this month.