Diddy Settles Bodyguard Beating Lawsuit

diddy1.jpgOn Monday (May 15), Sean “Diddy” Combs reached a settlement with a North Carolina man who claims that bodyguards hired by the hip-hop mogul beat him backstage at a 1995 concert. In a lawsuit originally filed in May 2002, Cedrick Bobby Lemon said that he was wearing an identification badge that permitted him to stand backstage at a concert featuring Mary J. Blige, whom Combs was managing at the time. As Blige’s set ended, two bodyguards attempted to clear the backstage area in order to escort Blige out of the venue. The two then allegedly punched Lemon in the head, kicked him in the back and broke his right ankle. According to the Associated Press, the lawsuit states that Combs was negligent because he failed to properly train the bodyguards. In 2002, a judge entered a default judgment against Combs for $2.45 million because he failed to answer the allegations in Lemon’s lawsuit, which was later reduced to $450,000. Then in 2004, the North Carolina Court of Appeals voided the 2002 judgment and sent the case back to the County Superior Court. Before the Superior Court judgment could be reached, Combs’ attorney announced that a settlement had been reached outside of court. Details of the settlement have been kept confidential.

  • ROB G

    DIDDY ALWAYS GETTING SUED

  • Jose Ramos

    Yo i think that if diddy bodyguards beat the guy up is cause they probably had a reason to. and diddy my idol did the righ thing for participating with cort and all the drama but if he lost monye o well hill gain twice the amount so diddy holla at me let me rap for bad boy ull see how a guy from phx puts it down

  • http://XXL YoungMando

    thank god justice was found! diddy can’t just hire goons from the streets!serves him right! I hope the victim got paid well!

  • http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AusarsPlace The God

    good, cause these fools think cause they got money they can do whatever…i hope dude got some real loot

  • dayton

    yo thats some bullstuff cuz if dude really had beef he would take it up with the bodyguards but he instead he blames it on diddy who just happens to have millions of dollars what a dumass

  • LoLo672

    As aformer P.O. puffy staff should have been train. We your in somebody eles house you play by there rules. if that cat had a right to be there he shouldn’t have been touched. P.E.A.C.E.

  • san diego ya dattttttt

    diddy is your idol? damn! anyways ya im sure this dude deserved it. but hey who wouldnt try to sue diddy, bloods a billionair

  • ASSHOLE

    Diddy? ha ha, who gives a fuck about these pop rap pussies, fake ass thugs, killin hip hop, fo reel

  • Raskel

    Yeah, Yeah thats right you got to pay the piper. Shiiiiit ol boy probably layin up gettin his thang sucked by some dime bitch. I’ll take an ass beatin fo six figgaz. I am from L.A. that is all we do out here!!!

  • cash moooneyy

    FUK LA BOY ITS BK EHBODY TALKIN BOUT SON. I DON’T LIKE DIDDY, CAUSE HE A POP ASS NIGGA, HE AINT NO RAPPA NO MORE, DA ONLY REASON HE STILL RICH IS CAUSE A BIG, BUT FUK YALL NEWYORK HADDAS. IF I WAS DIDDY, I WONT PAY SHIT, DAT MAN PROLY NEEDED A ASS WHIPPIN ANYWAY.

  • german dream

    fuck all you bitches. its me again from good old germany. this is another example for a amerikan homo rapper. businessman? entrepreneur? you all forget to fast what was happened go on and put your head in his ass but his is the BIGGEST SNITCH since Sammy the bully hes a fucking murder. who payed money for killin pac? and dont tell me it was suge, you idiots wake up.

  • slizzy

    H-MAN says:

    “Diddy can spit. Damn, Loosin Diddy is a great loss to us all, but he will live 4ever. RIP DIDDY

  • http://xxl.mag.com kingtee3

    fuccc puff doggy

  • http://www.nmmu.ac.za agen’st da oddz

    What can i say DIDDY!!!!!!!!

  • Ya Boy
  • YUPPYUPP

    Don’t Russell Simmons make more money than Diddy? Diidy gettin sued all da time but you barely hear about Good Ol
    Russy

  • dirtydirty95

    That’s cool Puffy, or whatever he’s calling himself this week, will just drop another Biggie album and get his money back. Puffy is a bitch for selling out his friend like that. I can understand Suge still putting out 2pac shit but come on puffy and big was supposed to be boys. Then again Puffy is East Coast and the East is off the map in the rap game right now. Fifty ain’t even claiming yall fools anymore and he’s the only one selling records from there. Jay doing duets with Paris hilton and shit. Yall need to step your game. Dirty south runnin’ shit.

  • rampage

    fuck a p diddy

  • JERSEY BOY

    I wish Didd y would just stick to Sean JEAN because his label sucks except for 8ball nad MJG

  • jilla

    puffy always sendin niggaz off. fuck puffy i hope shyne pistol whip dem stupid ass glasses of his face