Sean Diddy forced to step down as Revolt Chairman amid sexual assault cases

Diddy was the chairman of the music focused television network which he helped co-found back in 2013

Sean Combs aka Puff Daddy.
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Bad Boy Records founder, Sean “Diddy” Combs has officially stepped down from his position as chairman of the television network Revolt.

This is after not one but 3 sexual assaults, physical abuse, coercive control, and violence lawsuits were filed against the American music mogul and entrepreneur by 3 different women within a week with RnB star Cassie being one among the 3.

He quickly settled one of the suits (the one filed by former long-term girlfriend Cassie Ventura) from an artist nearly 20 years his junior who had accused him of rape, sex trafficking and abuse. But this seemingly opened a door for more girls to come out and launch their complaints against the father of 7.

Is anyone else getting Bill Cosby or R.Kelly vibes from this or is it just me?

Revolt, through a press statement shared on its social media sites, announced the news of Diddy stepping down noting that the father of 7 was more or less just a shareholder and had no "role" in how the network ran.

They maintained that the decision to "let him go" was for the best of the company adding that the network was "pro black" and truly cared about "amplify the voices of all Black people throughout this country and the African diaspora," 

Their PR team really went all out with that statement.

"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," part of their lengthy post read.

It went on to note;

“Our focus has always been one that reflects our commitment to the collective journey of Revolt, one that is not driven by any individual, but by the shared efforts and values of our entire team on behalf of advancing elevating and championing our culture and that continues,"

The 53-year-old billionaire, and several other names, co-founded the music-focused network with Andy Schuon in 2013.

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