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Diddy’s anonymous accuser in 2003 rape case must reveal her name, judge says

Currently known as ‘Jane Doe’ in her lawsuit, a judge has ruled the woman accusing Diddy and two associates of sexual assault must include her real name or let the case go
Sean "Diddy" Combs
Sean 'Diddy' Combs (Photo credit: Bang Media)

Sean “Diddy” Combs has won a small victory in the lawsuit brought forth by a woman who claims he and two associates raped her in a New York City recording studio back in 2003.

The judge presiding over the case ruled on Thursday (February 29) that the woman thus far known as “Jane Doe” must use her real name going forth in the proceedings if the case is to go on. Diddy’s attorneys argued that “they will suffer prejudice as a result of [Jane Doe] proceeding anonymously while their identities have been revealed.” In the court’s decision, it was advised that the plaintiff didn’t have “more specific support” to remain anonymous.

Just a couple weeks ago, the Bad Boy Entertainment boss filed a motion to have the case dismissed and vehemently denied the allegations.

“[Combs] never participated in, witnessed, or was or is presently aware of any misconduct, sexual or otherwise, relating to plaintiff in any circumstance whatsoever,” Diddy said via his attorney.

In December, Jane Doe filed a lawsuit claiming that she met Bad Boy Records President Harve Pierre and a third unidentified man in a Detroit nightclub in 2003 when she was 17 and after some conversation Pierre convinced her to join him on a private jet back to New York. Once in New York, the woman claims she was taken to a recording studio to meet Diddy and was immediately given drugs and alcohol until she blacked out and found herself in a bathroom being “viciously gang raped” by the men “one after the other.” Afterwards, she claims a car was called to take her back to the airport to catch a flight back to Detroit.

Pierre also filed a separate response to the allegations and stated that he “never participated in the sexual assault of the plaintiff nor did he ever witness anyone else sexually assaulting the plaintiff,” according to court documents.

Over the past several months, Combs has been accused of multiple instances of sexual assault. Jane Doe’s allegations mark the fourth substantial case for the embattled mogul.

Mostly recently on Tuesday (February 27), Rodney “Lil Rod” Jones, a producer who worked on Diddy’s last project, “The Love Album,” filed a $30 million lawsuit with claims of being drugged, sexually harassed, and threatened by Combs.

“Lil Rod is nothing more than a liar who filed a $30 million lawsuit shamelessly looking for an undeserved payday,” Combs’ attorney Shawn Holley told PEOPLE. “We have overwhelming, indisputable proof that his claims are complete lies. We will address these outlandish allegations in court and take all appropriate action against those who make them.”

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