Sean “Diddy” Combs has finally reached a settlement with a North Carolina man who claimed he was assaulted by Combs’ bodyguards after a concert in Winston-Salem 1995.
Limousine driver Cedrick Bobby Lemon said he was credentialed to be in a backstage area of the Joel Coliseum during a Mary J. Blige concert in June of 1995.
Lemon said he had an ID badge that allowed him to remain in the backstage area of the concert.
People were asked to clear the area during the show when a melee ensued.
Lemon said he was punched in the head, back and suffered a broken right wrist.
He claimed he lost his job because of the incident and was financially strained for money as a result of the alleged assault.
Lemon ‘s lawsuit also claimed Combs failed to properly train the bodyguards.
In 2002, Lemon won a default judgment against Combs for over $2 million, because Combs never appeared in court to answer the allegations.
That amount was reduced to $450,000 in 2003 until a judge over turned the decision in June of 2004.
Details of the settlement were not released to the public.