Music producer latest to accuse Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs of sexual misconduct

NEW YORK — Sean “Diddy” Combs was sued Monday by a music producer who accused the hip-hop mogul of sexually assaulting him and forcing him to have sex with prostitutes.

The lawsuit, filed in federal court in New York, accuses Combs of repeated instances of unsolicited groping and sexual touching. It also says the man had to work in a bathroom while Combs showered and walked around naked.

An attorney for Combs called the events described in the lawsuit “pure fiction.”

“We have overwhelming, indisputable evidence that his claims are complete lies,” said Combs attorney Shawn Holley. “We will address these bizarre allegations in court and take all appropriate action against those who make them,” he added.

An attorney, Tyrone Blackburn, who filed the lawsuit on behalf of the producer, did not immediately return an email seeking comment. The Associated Press generally does not name people who say they have been sexually assaulted unless they agree to be identified or decide to tell their stories publicly.

In the lawsuit, the producer claims that Combs induced him to solicit prostitutes and pressured him to have sex with them. It also describes a time when the producer woke up in bed with two sex workers, believing he had been drugged.

The legal claim is one of several sexual abuse lawsuits filed against Combs in recent months, including a lawsuit from the R&B-singer Cassie who was settled last year. Another accuser of Combs was a woman who said the rap producer raped her 20 years ago when she was 17.

Combs has denied the allegations. In a statement in December, he said the “sickening” claims were made by people “looking for a quick payday.”

“Let me be very clear: I have not done any of the terrible things that have been alleged. I will fight for my name, my family and for the truth,” he said.