Hulu shelves a reality show following the family of Sean “Diddy” Combs following multiple sexual assault allegations.
A reality show centered on the family of Sean “Diddy” Combs has been shelved at Hulu, following multiple lawsuits against Combs that allege sexual assault. The show was in the early stages of development and had the working title, “Diddy +7,” produced by James Corden’s production company, Fulwell 73.
On November 16, the first sexual assault lawsuit against Diddy was filed by Casandra Ventura, better known as the singer Cassie, Combs’ former partner. Ventura alleged that Diddy raped and beat her over a period amounting to a decade. Combs has denied any wrongdoing via his lawyer, and the parties settled the suit shortly thereafter.
Less than a week afterward, another suit emerged that alleged Combs “drugged, sexually assaulted, and abused” Joi Dickerson-Neal, and that she was the victim of “revenge porn” created and distributed by Combs without her consent.
A third lawsuit comes from a Jane Doe who says Combs, along with R&B singer Aaron Hall, took turns raping her and her friends at Hall’s apartment, between 1990 and 1991. Yet another Jane Doe came forward, claiming that Combs, Bad Boy Entertainment president Harve Pierre, and a third man raped her in 2003 when she was a minor at age 17.
The day of the fourth lawsuit, Combs took to Instagram to vent his frustration, posting, “ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. For the last couple of weeks, I have sat silently and watched people try to assassinate my character, destroy my reputation, and my legacy. Sickening allegations have been made against me by individuals looking for a quick payday. Let me be absolutely clear: I did not do any of the awful things being alleged. I will fight for my name, my family, and for the truth.”
Several other prominent Hollywood figures were sued prior to the deadline last month for New York’s state law that amended a one year window to bring forth sexual misconduct claims that would otherwise fall outside the statute of limitations. Other entertainers sued include Jamie Foxx, Axl Rose, and Cuba Gooding Jr.