A woman has accused Sean “Diddy” Combs of drugging and sexually assaulting her over 20 years ago when she was a fashion student in New York City. In a lawsuit filed in New York Supreme Court, April Lampros claims Combs offered mentorship and industry connections before becoming aggressive and coercive. She is the sixth woman to accuse Combs of assault in a lawsuit, allegations he has previously denied.

Lampros, now 51, alleges that Combs assaulted her four times, including one incident involving Combs’ former girlfriend Kim Porter. She also claims Combs secretly recorded them having sex and showed the video to others. Lampros is suing for battery, sexual assault, infliction of emotional distress, and gender-motivated violence. Combs’ representatives did not respond to requests for comment.

Allegations of Four Assaults

Sean "Diddy" Combs Faces New Sexual Assault Allegations Amid Ongoing Legal Troubles
Sean Combs with April Lampros and a friend, as detailed in the lawsuit.

Lampros met Combs in 1994 while studying at the Fashion Institute of Technology. The first assault allegedly occurred in 1995 after they met at a bar. Lampros claims Combs pressured her to drink, and after feeling unwell, she was taken to a hotel where Combs raped her. Combs allegedly sent gifts and flowers afterward to lure her back, and during a second meeting, he forced her to perform oral sex in a parking garage.

In 1996, Lampros claims Combs forced her and Porter to take ecstasy and engage in sexual acts. The relationship ended in 1998, but Lampros alleges Combs continued to harass her, including getting her fired from a bar through false accusations by Porter. Combs allegedly attempted to reconnect in 2000, leading to another assault at Lampros’ apartment. Lampros has expressed hope for justice and an end to other women enduring similar experiences.

Recent Legal Troubles

Sean "Diddy" Combs Faces New Sexual Assault Allegations Amid Ongoing Legal Troubles
A card allegedly from Sean Combs to April Lampros, as mentioned in the lawsuit.

Lampros’ accusations add to Combs’ ongoing legal issues, including a federal criminal investigation and several lawsuits alleging sexual and physical abuse, gang rape, and “serious illegal activity.”

In November, Combs’ former partner Cassie accused him of abuse in a lawsuit that was settled the next day, despite Combs’ denial. Recently, video evidence appeared to support Cassie’s allegations of physical assault.

Combs has apologized publicly for his behavior but continues to deny the broader allegations. Cassie and other women who have come forward with accusations offer support to victims of domestic violence, encouraging them to seek help.

Several lawsuits against Combs are pending, including a recent federal suit by former model Crystal McKinney, who alleges Combs drugged and assaulted her in 2003. Combs’ properties in Los Angeles and Miami were recently searched by federal agents, uncovering firearms. Combs’ attorney Aaron Dyer asserts Combs’ innocence, labeling the searches as hasty judgments based on “meritless accusations.”