After defending hundreds of sex crime cases/trials over the past 30+ years it’s always interesting when celebrities run into issues then watching how everything plays out. In this particular situation, though we didn’t represent Diddy, it’s still educational to reflect on the situation along with what we would have done differently.

In a nutshell, according to public information, Sean “Diddy” Combs was sued Monday in federal court by a producer on his most recent album that accused the music mogul of sexually harassing, drugging and threatening him over more than a year, which ties back to issues in the past.

The lawsuit, as covered by NBC News, states that “Jones alleges that Combs sexually harassed and assaulted him while he lived with him at Combs’ homes in Florida, Los Angeles and New York, as well as on a yacht Combs rented in the U.S. Virgin Islands.”

On the other hand, from what we’ve seen on the surface, there have been no criminal charges filed that substantiate these claims and anyone can file a civil lawsuit for any reason, though it doesn’t mean such will be validated.

Our initial thoughts: We’ve represented a wide range of celebrities, executives and regular hard working people for 30+ years in hundreds of criminal trials involving sex crimes alone, and the above is a prime example of where information can become fuzzy and why it’s critical to have the best legal team on your side.

From our partner Bob Schwartz continuously being recognized as one of the top criminal defense attorneys in the country based on recent awards to Garret Weinrieb representing clients in high-profile sex crime cases now, many times we see the light at the end of the tunnel before it comes to fruition, which is also why our track record speaks for itself.

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