Sean 'Diddy' Combs Accused of Drugging and Sexually Assaulting Model Crystal McKinney in New Lawsuit

Sean "Diddy" Combs is being accused of sexually assaulting and drugging a model, who also claims her career opportunities "quickly began to dwindle then evaporated entirely" following the alleged assault at the rapper's New York City studio.

According to court documents obtained by ET, model Crystal McKinney claims she met the embattled rap mogul in 2003 when she was 20 years old at the behest of an unnamed fashion designer who introduced her to him during a Men's Fashion Week event held at popular restaurant Cipriani in New York City.

McKinney claims the fashion designer "began to direct [her] appearance, as he sought to ensure Combs found her attractive." When she got to the restaurant, McKinney alleges the designer insisted she sit right across from Diddy, whom she claims began making a pass at her with flirtatious comments and later insisted she "was going to make it big one day" as a model." At that point, McKinney claims she had already been signed with the popular modeling agency, IMG, and modeled for Tommy Hilfiger, Macy's, and others after winning MTV's inaugural Model Mission in 1998 at just 17 years old.

"I spent years living with fear and shame from that night. I wish I could tell my younger self that what happened was not her fault. As I saw other brave women step forward, I prayed for the courage to tell my story. With the help of my family and lawyers, I have finally found the strength to tell my story and seek justice," McKinney said in a statement to ET.

Ms. McKinney's lawyer, Michelle Caiola added, "It takes guts to file a lawsuit against someone many considered so powerful as to be untouchable. We commend our client for stepping up to do so and provide validation for other women who may have suffered similarly."

Jonathan Goldhirsch, Associate, noted: "Ms. McKinney was at the apex of her career when she met Combs. The emotional and professional harm she suffered after the assault was severe and this suit seeks restitution."

ET has reached out to Diddy for comment.

McKinney claims Diddy promised her he was going to help her career. But throughout the night, McKinney claims Diddy's flirting bordered "on leering, as he leaned across the table towards her" and "plied [her] with alcohol throughout the dinner as he repeatedly refilled her glass with wine."

After dinner, McKinney alleges Diddy invited her to his studio. She claims she obliged under the reassurance they wouldn't be alone in the studio. But when she got to the studio, McKinney claims "she found Combs and several other men seated together." She claims they were passing around "a bottle of Hennessy and joints."

Diddy Physically Assaults Cassie in Never-Before-Seen 2016 Hotel Security Footage

This video is unavailable because we were unable to load a message from our sponsors.

If you are using ad-blocking software, please disable it and reload the page.

Up Next

Diddy Physically Assaults Cassie in Never-Before-Seen 2016 Hotel Security Footage

McKinney alleges she took a hit, which she said "felt very powerful." The model claims in her lawsuit that she "later came to understand that Combs had laced the joint with a narcotic or other intoxicating substance." She also claims Diddy "pressured her to imbibe more alcohol and marijuana by telling her that she was acting too uptight."

McKinney stated in court documents that she "felt as if she was floating," and that after seeing that she was very intoxicated, "[Diddy] demanded [she] follow him." She claims Diddy physically led her to the bathroom where he "forced himself [on her] and began kissing her without her consent."

She claims Diddy then "shoved her head down to his crotch before commanding her to 'suck it.'" She alleges she refused but Diddy "pushed her head down onto his phallus and forced her to perform oral sex on him."

McKinney claims Diddy ultimately led her back to the studio and "felt more and more woozy" before losing consciousness. She claims she "awakened in shock to find herself in a taxicab heading back to the designer's apartment." She also claims that "as her consciousness returned, [she] realized that she had been sexually assaulted by Combs."

Following the alleged assault, McKinney claims Diddy had her "blackballed" in the industry and "utilized his significant influence to impede [her] career growth."

Kimora Lee Simmons Promises to 'Fiercely' Protect Diddy's Daughters With Late Friend Kim Porter

This video is unavailable because we were unable to load a message from our sponsors.

If you are using ad-blocking software, please disable it and reload the page.

Up Next

Kimora Lee Simmons Promises to 'Fiercely' Protect Diddy's Daughters With Late Friend Kim Porter

Then, sometime in 2004, McKinney claims she attempted suicide and was hospitalized. And in the ensuing years, McKinney claims she experienced alcohol and drug addiction "as she attempted to cope with the emotional trauma of being assaulted."

McKinney -- who claims the clothing she wore on the night of the alleged assault remains unwashed and wrapped in plastic -- stated her marriage (from 2006 to 2010) "fell apart as she had a mental breakdown precipitated by memories of the assault."

McKinney, who lives in Georgia, is suing Diddy for sexual assault under the New York City Victims of Gender-Motivated Violence Protection Act.

This is now the sixth sexual assault lawsuit Diddy is facing. It was R&B singer Cassie Ventura's lawsuit in November that set Diddy's legal troubles in motion. Months after that initial lawsuit -- which the parties "amicably" settled less than 24 hours later --  security footage surfaced last week -- published by CNN -- showing Diddy physically assaulting Cassie in the hallway of a Los Angeles hotel. The video, complete with multiple camera angles, was dated March 5, 2016.

Diddy has since broken his silence in wake of the video and said he takes "full responsibility" for his actions in the video.

The rap mogul's not only embroiled in multiple lawsuits, but he's also at the center of a federal investigation that appears to be tied to sex trafficking allegations. Diddy's attorney denied the claims against the artist while decrying law enforcement's tactics following a raid at Diddy's homes in Los Angeles and Miami.

RELATED CONTENT:

Diddy Apologizes After Cassie Hotel Assault Footage Surfaces

Peloton Pauses Use of Diddy's Music After Cassie Assault Video

Diddy's Ex Misa Hylton Says She Knows 'Exactly' How Cassie Feels

Diddy Apologizes for Cassie Assault Video: A Timeline of His Lawsuits

Advertisement