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Diddy steps down as Revolt chairman amid sexual assault suits

Embattled entertainment mogul, Sean “Diddy” Combs, has stepped down as the chairman of the media company, Revolt TV.

This was revealed in a statement shared via the company’s Instagram page on Tuesday. While the reason for Combs’ resignation was not explained, the release stated that the move was necessary to enable Revolt to focus on its mission.

The statement read in part, “Sean Combs has stepped down from his position as chairman of Revolt. While Mr Combs has previously had no operational or day-to-day role in the business, this decision helps to ensure that Revolt remains steadfastly focused on our mission to create meaningful content for the culture and amplify the voices of all Black people throughout this country and the African diaspora.”

Combs founded Revolt in 2013 alongside media executive, Andy Schuon. The TV features shows aimed at showcasing hip-hop culture and Black voices in the United States.

In recent times Combs’ has been embroiled in several lawsuits and allegations of sexual assault. The first case was launched against him earlier in November by his former girlfriend, Casandra Ventura.

Ventura alleged that Combs has physically and sexually abused her throughout their decade-long relationship.

A week after the first suit, another woman, Joi Dickerson-Neal, also sued the rapper, alleging that he had drugged and raped her back in 1991.

A third suit was filed by a plaintiff simply identified as Jane Doe, who claimed that Diddy and R&B artiste, Aaron Hall took turns sexually assaulting her and other women at the singer’s apartment sometime back in the early 1990s.

Combs’ reps have denied all the allegations tagging them “fabricated claims” and attempts at “money grab”. The rapper however settled the lawsuit with Ventura, less than 24 hours after it was filed.

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