Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs Steps Aside as Chairman of Revolt Amid Sexual Assault Lawsuits

Written by on November 28, 2023

(Variety) – In the wake of three lawsuits alleging sexual assault, Sean “Diddy” Combs has temporarily stepped aside as chairman of Revolt, the music-oriented television network he co-founded in 2013. Representatives for Combs confirmed the news to Variety.

statement posted to Revolt’s Instagram page reads, in part: “Sean Combs has stepped down from his position as chairman of Revolt. While Mr. Combs has previously had no operational or day-to-day role in the business, this decision helps to ensure that Revolt remains steadfastly focused on our mission to create meaningful content for the culture and amplify the voices of all Black people throughout this country and the African diaspora.”

Earlier this month, R&B singer Cassie accused Combs of raping and beating her over the course of a decade. Cassie, whose real name is Casandra Ventura, previously recorded for Combs’ Bad Boy record label. Just one day after the suit was filed, Ventura and Combs reached a settlement.

“I have decided to resolve this matter amicably on terms that I have some level of control. I want to thank my family, fans and lawyers for their unwavering support,” Ventura said in a statement at the time.

Combs started Revolt in 2013 with Andy Schuon and formed a distribution pact with Comcast Corporation. CEO Detavio Samuels told Variety last year that Revolt’s mission is to “shift the narrative for Black people globally, and the way to do that is to build the world’s largest, most powerful Black storytelling platform, powered by creatives.” The network is behind shows including “Love & Respect With Killer Mike,” “Revolt Black News” and “Sneakin’ in With Druski.”

TMZ first reported the news of Combs’ stepping aside as Revolt chairman.

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