Sean 'Diddy' Combs' accuser's lawyer claims record labels 'funded' Combs' alleged sex trafficking

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A lawyer for a Sean 'Diddy' Combs' accuser called out UMG Recordings and Motown Records for allegedly funding the rapper's sex trafficking in a letter filed in court.

A lawyer for Rodney Jones, the music producer who accused Sean 'Diddy' Combs of sexual assault, claimed recording giant UMG Recordings and the Motown Records division 'funded' the rapper's alleged sex trafficking. 'If defendants are concerned about having a salacious claim filed against them, they should not engage in salacious acts,' Tyrone Blackburn wrote in a letter to the court April 9.

Recordings did not follow its own contract with Combs, but wanted 'to rely on it to get out of being his general business partner,' Blackburn claimed to Fox News Digital. Blackburn claimed Motown Records never allocated a budget to Combs despite it being part of his contract with UMG Recordings. 'So, like I said in my letter, this contract is a ruse,' he added. 'It is a ruse. It is a fraud. It is a fake.

However, a lawyer for the recording companies argued Jones' inclusion of the labels in the lawsuit was an attempt 'to fit a square peg into a round hole' in a separate letter filed with the court. The letter, filed by Donald Zakarin, sought to have the court dismiss the allegations against the label and current and former executives, including CEO Lucian Grainge.

Jones did agree to drop former Motown CEO Ethiopia Habtemariam from his lawsuit. Habtemariam called the claim that the record label, or its executives, were involved in any of the alleged sex trafficking 'vile and deeply upsetting accusations, and are completely untrue.' She also accused Jones' legal team of asking her to sign a 'materially false' declaration. A lawyer for Diddy's music company, Bad Boy Entertainment, slammed Jones' lawsuit as 'pure fiction.

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