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Beckford is suing Sean "Diddy" Combs for breach of contract and copyright
The former face of Sean John is seeking $5 million in damages,
stating that once his contract ran out, Diddy failed to renew and continued
to use his image and likeness as the face of Sean John without permission.
"What we have here is a blatant case of wrong doing on
behalf of Mr. Combs and Sean John," Kenneth Montgomery, Beckford’s
attorney told AllHipHop.com. "They willfully continued to use Mr. Beckford’s
image without permission because he become known as the face of Sean John."
According to Montgomery, several attempts had been made by Beckford
in order to settle the matter before he pursued legal action.
“My client reached out to Mr. Combs several times before
coming to my firm,” Montgomery said. “His manager Beth Ann Hardison
also contacted him to seek a resolution. They were no heard."
A trial date is set for February 6th, 2006 at the Southern District
Court of New York.
for Combs declined comment for legal reasons.