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Diddy forced music producer to recruit sex workers at Miami strip club, lawsuit claims

A music producer hired to work on an album for Sean Combs, better known as Diddy, was repeatedly sexually assaulted and forced to recruit sex workers in Miami for the entertainment mogul’s pleasure, a lawsuit claims.

Rodney “Lil Rod” Jones on Monday sued Diddy — and others associated with the artist — in the Southern District of New York, alleging that the 30 defendants were part of a criminal enterprise that could qualify as a “widespread and dangerous criminal sex trafficking organization.”

In the lawsuit, Jones states that Diddy, his staff and music executives knew about — and were involved in — illicit and unwanted sexual activities in Florida, New York, California and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Jones began working for Diddy in August 2022, when Diddy requested he produce several songs on his R&B album “The Love Album: Off the Grid.” The Grammy-nominated album was released in September 2023.

During his time producing nine songs for the album, Jones “witnessed, experienced, and endured many things that went beyond his role as a producer,” according the suit.

It’s not the only time similar allegations have come about in recent months. Diddy was accused of sexual assault in four other lawsuits filed by women. One involved singer Cassie who alleged that Diddy abused her and forced her to have sex with male sex workers. Diddy settled that lawsuit the day after it was filed in November.

Jones has substantial amounts of footage of Diddy, his staff and guests engaging in “serious illegal activity,” the lawsuit states. Among those include using drugs, possessing illegal firearms and providing laced alcoholic beverages to drug minors and sex workers.

According to Jones, Diddy groped him and forced him to work while the mogul showered and walked around naked. The producer reported his discomfort to the mogul’s chief of staff Kristina Khorram, who’s also listed as a defendant.

Khorram, who Jones compared her culpability in the enterprise to that of Jeffrey Epstein’s confidant Ghislaine Maxwell, told him: “You know, Sean will be Sean,” according to the lawsuit.

“As a heterosexual Christian man, Mr. Jones was uncomfortable with [Diddy’s] advances...” the filing states.

The filing also alleges that Diddy promised Jones a Grammy for Producer of the Year for the album, $250,000 to purchase instruments, ownership of his $20 million property on Star Island and access to record label executives. Jones, however, states he was never paid for his labor.

“Mr. Jones agreed [to work for Diddy,] and his life has been detrimentally impacted ever since,” the lawsuit says.

Recruiting sex workers in Miami?

In February 2023, Diddy forced Jones to invite sex workers to his Star Island home, according to the filing. Diddy sent Jones to Booby Trap on the River, a strip club at 3615 NW S River Dr.

Jones, the filing states, was ordered to wear an exclusive Bad Boy baseball cap as “a signal to any sex workers he approaches that [Diddy] was in town.” Diddy rose to fame in the ‘90s with his record label Bad Boy Records.

Booby Trap
Booby Trap

The workers were “accustomed to servicing” Diddy, the lawsuit states.

Jones alleges that Diddy forced him to engage in unsolicited sex acts with the workers for his pleasure, according to the suit. Jones stated that he suspects Diddy drugged him after he woke up naked and confused in bed with two sex workers.

According to the lawsuit, Jones also says that he was sexually assaulted by the cousin of City Girls rapper Yung Miami while at Diddy’s Star Island home on Thanksgiving 2022. Jones said he was using the restroom when Yung Miami’s cousin barged in and began to grope him.

The woman then performed oral sex on him before he pushed her away, the lawsuit says. After rejecting her advances, she started to undress and tried to have sex with him in front of Diddy.

Diddy terrorized producer?

Jones, the lawsuit states, felt like he could not tell Diddy “no” out of fear for his career and well-being. Diddy, a household name in the music industry, received a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2022.

“[Diddy] consistently made it clear that he has immense power in the music industry and with law enforcement,” the filing says.

The mogul repeatedly terrorized Jones, even claiming he would eat his face, the lawsuit alleges. Jones now suffers from severe emotional distress, insomnia, PTSD, anxiety and depression.

“[Diddy] would often switch up his approach,” the suit says. “He would go from promising Mr. Jones the world, to threatening Mr. Jones with physical harm.”