Diddy’s legal woes worsen with $200K lawsuit over scrapped art project

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Diddy’s legal woes worsen with $200K lawsuit over scrapped art project

Diddy has been hit with yet another lawsuit, this time filed by an artist who claims that he still hasn’t been paid for art he made for the embattled Bad Boy.

According to court documents obtained by HipHopDX, Raven Production Management Group, LLC filed the complaint in the Southern District of New York as of Tuesday (April 9). The plaintiff is claiming that Phantom Labs and Matthew Lupton reached out to him and commissioned a sculpture for an event that the businessman was putting on back in August 2023.

The artist further claimed that Diddy signed the contract and even promised him funds the very next day to begin the project, after which he incurred an additional $20,000 in costs for the project. When the assignment was paused due to the event being postponed, he was never paid for his work despite incurring more than $97,000 in costs.

Hence, the filing proposes “damages to Raven in an amount to be determined at trial, but no less than $200,000 for breach of contract, no less than $96,732.00 for fraudulent inducement, and additional damages for tortious interference with contract and business relations, deceptive trade practices, unjust enrichment, and quantum meruit.”

Diddy’s son Justin Combs recently hired Jeffrey Lichtman (once an attorney for El Chapo and mob scion John Gotti Jr.) to defend him following the Homeland Security raids on his father’s homes in Miami and Los Angeles. Earlier this week, he called out the federal agency for allegedly “using the press” to their advantage.

On a new episode of the Beyond the Legal Limit podcast, Lichtman claimed that the feds abused their authority when they raided Diddy’s mansions by allowing members of the media to be present as they were executing the warrants.

“They were all there, ready to record it,” he claimed. “They were all there, told about it and breathlessly reporting what anonymous agents of law enforcement are telling them about what they’re looking for, evidence of sex trafficking.

“That’s bad because that’s just an evil thing for our government or law enforcement to do. By using the press to leak what they’re looking for, they’re just dirtying a potentially future jury pool.”

However, he did not address the sexual lawsuit brought against Justin’s brother, Christian “King” Combs, which followed soon after the aforementioned raids.

According to court documents obtained by NBC News, he suit was in the Los Angeles Superior Court in early April and also lists Diddy as a defendant.

Plaintiff Grace O’Marcaigh is alleging that the Hip Hop scion raped her in 2022, just a few days before his father threw his annual New Year’s Eve yacht party. What’s more, she is also claiming that the the gathering in question was advertised as a “wholesome family event” and that it turned into a “hedonistic environment” before she knew it.

“Like father, like son,” attorney Tyrone Blackburn said , who is representing both O’Marcaigh and producer Lil Rod, who filed a similar suit against Diddy back in February. “It gives us no joy or pleasure in filing this suit against Christian Combs who has clearly adopted his father’s pattern and practice of depravity.”