Sean “Diddy” Combs has stepped down as chairman of Revolt — the TV network he co-founded in 2013 that bills itself as “the largest Black-owned media company for creators across the diaspora.” The move, described as ‘temporary’ according to TMZ, follows news of lawsuits against him alleging sexual abuse.
“While Mr. Combs has previously had no operational or day-to-day role in the business, this decision helps 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,” the company said in a statement on Instagram.
Combs’ charter school, Capital Prep Harlem, established in 2016, has decided to sever ties with the rapper. Dr. Steve Perry, the founder of Capital Preparatory Schools, issued a statement on behalf of the school.
“Following a comprehensive evaluation, a decision has been made to end the partnership between Capital Preparatory Schools and Sean Combs,” the statement read. “While this decision was not made lightly, we firmly believe it is in the best interest of our organization’s health and future.”
Earlier this month, Combs faced legal action initiated by his former girlfriend, Cassie who accused the hip-hop mogul of both physical and sexual abuse. A week later, two additional women stepped forward with their lawsuits accusing Combs of sexual assault. The second woman, identified as Jane Doe in court documents, alleged that Combs and singer Aaron Hall raped her and her friend at Hall’s apartment in the early ’90s.
The third woman, Joi Dickerson-Neal, claimed that Combs drugged and sexually assaulted her while she was a student at Syracuse University in 1991. Combs has denied all three allegations against him.