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Harlem Charter School Ends Partnership With Diddy As He Steps Down As Chairman of Revolt Media

Sean "Puffy" Combs. Photo/Instagram

Amid dealing with several sexual assault claims, Sean "Puffy" Combs, who also uses the monikers Diddy or Love, has ended his relationship with Harlem's Capital Preparatory School. The partnership between the music mogul and the school reportedly began in 2016. Sean has allegedly been a major donor to the school and helped launch its Harlem location. The school's founder, Dr. Perry, made an online statement explaining the decision to sever ties with the music mogul: "Following a comprehensive evaluation, a decision has been made to end the partnership between Capital Preparatory Schools and Sean Combs. While this decision was not made lightly, we firmly believe it is in the best interest of our organization's health and future."

Combs also stepped down as chairman of his ten-year media group, Revolt. Los Angeles Times reports, "The media company, which includes a music-oriented digital cable TV channel, was co-founded by Combs and Andy Schuon, an executive with experience at Universal Music, MTV, and Live Nation Entertainment. It bills itself as "the largest Black-owned media company for creators across the diaspora" with a mission "to change the narrative of Black culture globally by growing our ecosystem that gives Black storytellers access to the platforms, resources, and support needed to engage a global audience." The various platforms provide an authoritative voice on hip-hop, rap, R&B, and social justice issues." Caresha Please and Drink Champs are two major shows on the Revolt platform.

Sean recently settled a lawsuit with his former girlfriend, Cassie Ventura, for sexual assault and abuse for an undisclosed amount, and his business ventures have started to suffer. Macy's department store is phasing out the music mogul's clothing brand, Sean Jean. Diageo, the parent company of his tequila brand, DeLeon, may not use him in future advertising as a result of the sexual assault allegations. Despite the settlement, his attorney, Ben Brafman, said Combs "Vehemently denies these offensive and outrageous allegations," claiming Ventura was seeking $30 million under the threat of writing a damaging book about their relationship, which was unequivocally rejected as blatant blackmail," according to several media outlets.

Combs faces other lawsuits for sexual assault as well. The most recent lawsuit is from a woman who claims that Sean and R&B singer Aaron Hall raped her during the early '90s at Aaron's New York apartment. This suit was filed under New York's Adult Survivors Act. A spokesperson for Combs told NBC News: "These are fabricated claims falsely alleging misconduct from over 30 years ago and filed at the last minute. This is nothing but a money grab. Because of Mr. Combs' fame and success, he is an easy target for anonymous accusers who lie without conscience or consequence for financial benefit. The New York Legislature surely did not intend or expect the Adult Survivors Act to be exploited by scammers. The public should be skeptical and not rush to accept these bogus allegations."

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Natalie Montgomery
Nov 30, 2023

He's Turkey 🥓 !

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