Diddy steps down as Revolt chairman amid sexual assault suits


Embattled American rapper and music executive Sean Combs, popularly known as Diddy, has stepped down as chairman of the media company Revolt TV.

The company, in a statement issued on its Instagram page on Tuesday, explained that the move was necessary to enable Revolt to focus on its mission.

According to the statement: “Sean Combs has stepped down from his position as chairman of Revolt. While Mr Combs has previously had no operational 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.”

Revolt was founded by Diddy alongside media executive Andy Schuon in 2013, 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.

His former girlfriend, Casandra Ventura, had earlier in November sued the singer for physically and sexually abusing her throughout their decade-long relationship.

A week after the first suit, 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 artist Aaron Hall took turns sexually assaulting her and other women at the singer’s apartment in the early 1990s.

Diddy had denied all the allegations, tagging them as “fabricated claims” and attempts at “money grabs.”

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