A lawsuit has been filed in New York Supreme Court accusing Harve Pierre, a former president of Bad Boy Entertainment and Bad Boy Records, of sexually harassing and assaulting a former assistant. The lawsuit alleges that Pierre engaged in a yearlong pattern of grooming the assistant, leading to sexual harassment and assault. The incidents are said to have occurred between 2016 and 2017 in various locations across the country. Pierre left the company in 2017.
The lawsuit was filed under the New York Adult Survivors Act, which allows survivors of alleged sexual abuse a one-year window to sue even if the original statute of limitations has passed. Bad Boy Entertainment, Bad Boy Records, and Combs Enterprises are also named in the lawsuit, facing allegations of gender-motivated violence and negligence.
A spokesperson for Bad Boy Entertainment stated that the company was aware of the lawsuit and is currently investigating the allegations. The spokesperson emphasized the company’s commitment to the safety and well-being of its employees. Combs Enterprises has been rebranded as Combs Global.
The former assistant is seeking full and fair compensation for injuries and damages, with the amount to be determined by the court. Harve Pierre, known for his work with artists such as the Notorious B.I.G., Yung Joc, and SWV, has not yet responded to the allegations.
This lawsuit adds to the legal challenges faced by Sean “Diddy” Combs, who has been involved in over four dozen legal actions or settlement payouts throughout his career. Recently, Combs settled a lawsuit with singer Cassie, who accused him of trapping her in a cycle of abuse. Combs denied the allegations and stated that the settlement does not imply any admission of wrongdoing.