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Tanika Ray alleges she suffered ‘horrific’ experience with Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs

Tanika Ray is alleging she didn’t go near sex assault-accused Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs for years after a ‘horrific’ experience with the rapper credit:Bang Showbiz
Tanika Ray is alleging she didn’t go near sex assault-accused Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs for years after a ‘horrific’ experience with the rapper credit:Bang Showbiz

Tanika Ray is alleging she didn’t go near sex assault-accused Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs for years after a “horrific” experience with the rapper.

The former ‘Extra’ host, who was a back-up dancer for Combs in the 1990s, spoke out after the 42-year-old this week had his mansions in Los Angeles and Miami searched by federal agents as part of a sex-trafficking investigation – and after numerous sexual assault allegations against the hip-hop mogul.

Tanika said on social media: “I just knew to avoid (Combs) at all costs… yes, I danced for him and kept my space.

“I interviewed him for his projects and kept my space. Nothing that is happening is surprising.”

The broadcaster added: “Oh yeah, you know we all have stories… seriously, we all have stories.

“Mine is horrific and only five people know it, and I probably will never tell it,” she said.

“But since then, I’ve been like, ‘Yup.'”

Tanika added she’s “intimately aware that you tell your truth, and you become victimised over and over and over and over, and mind you, I’ve then interviewed him many times.”

The ‘Mamaste with Tanika Ray’ podcast host said she may write a book one day as she has been in Hollywood for around 25 to 30 years.

But until then, she said she would not share more specific details on Combs or anyone else as “it’s just so traumatising”.

She added: “Women just want to live every day and feel safe, and when we revisit… we live in a state of victimhood, and nobody wants to live there.

“So, for people who say, ‘Why didn’t you say something then?’ Because we just want to live. We want to be happy, and we really just want to forget the trauma. So, there’s that.”

She ended her message by saying: “Now if someone needs to pile on my story, give me a call. But I think Cassie got it!!”

Tanika was referring to singer Cassie, 37, who sued Combs in November, alleging he subjected her to decades-long physical abuse, rape and sex trafficking.

Combs strongly denied the allegations but settled the suit within a day.

Several other alleged victims have come forward with similar lawsuits and allegations, which Diddy has adamantly denied – including a $30 million suit from music producer Rodney ‘Lil Rod’ Jones who alleges he was sexually assaulted by Combs.