Diddy Accused of Threatening Choreographer
Laurie Ann Gibson, a longtime choreographer for Sean “Diddy” Combs, has accused the mogul of picking up a chair and threatening to hit her with it during the filming of his popular reality show Making The Band. According to the New York Daily News, Gibson filed a complaint with the NYPD on May 11 outlining what she said happened during the incident. Gibson says Diddy and celebrity judge Michael Bivins got into an argument with her over an unsatisfactory performance by the latest group of the show’s contestants during filming at a New York Sports Club. The complaint alleges that the two men yelled and cursed at her and Bivins grabbed her while Combs picked up the chair and threatened her with it. Gibson says that she eventually broke free and left the set. Diddy’s attorney, Benjamin Brafman, has denied the allegations. While Gibson’s lawyer—Peter Toumbekis—stated that the investigation is ongoing, an NYPD spokesman told the News that detectives investigated the complaint and closed the case after finding no reason to proceed.