Sean 'Diddy' Combs Accuser Files Amended Complaint Saying She Was a 16-Year-Old Minor During Alleged 1990 Rape

Liza Gardner initially filed suit against the music mogul and Aaron Hall in November 2023

<p>Steve Granitz/WireImage</p> Sean "Diddy" Combs in Beverly Hills in January 2020

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Sean "Diddy" Combs in Beverly Hills in January 2020

A woman who accused Sean “Diddy” Combs and his friend Aaron Hall of rape in a November lawsuit has filed an amended complaint, which reveals she was a 16-year-old minor when the alleged assault occurred.

Liza Gardner filed her amended complaint on Tuesday in New York County Supreme Court, where she claimed that the age of consent for sexual intercourse in 1990, when the alleged assault happened, was 17 years old.

Gardner previously alleged in November that Combs, 54, and Hall took turns raping her and a friend after meeting them at an event at MCA Records’ New York office.

While the original complaint said Gardner was “coerced” into having sex with Combs, the amended version says she was “physically forced into having sex with Combs against her will” — and that because she was a minor, she was not able to consent to drinking the alcohol allegedly given to her by the two men.

“At the time Combs assaulted Ms. Gardner, she recalls feeling the side effects of the alcohol,” the complaint says. “She recalls Combs mounting her, and forcing up her skirt, pulling her underwear to the side and forcefully penetrating her.”

<p>Paras Griffin/Getty</p> Diddy in Atlanta in August 2023

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Diddy in Atlanta in August 2023

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As included in the original complaint, Gardner alleges that afterwards, as she got dressed, Hall “barged into the room, pinned her down and forced” her to have sex with him. The suit also claims that Combs turned violent days after the alleged assault, and allegedly assaulted and choked Gardner until she passed out.

A representative for Combs could not be reached for comment, though Combs previously denied Gardner's claims in a statement when she filed in November.

“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 spokesperson said in a statement at the time. “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.”

The amended complaint — in which Gardner also recalls “being in immense pain vaginally” — also included a transcript of a recent interview Hall did with VladTV, where he confirmed that Combs has in the past been present in the room while he’s had sex.

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In the new complaint, Gardner says her life has been “overwhelmed by depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and strained relationships with men” since the incident. There’s also testimony from a friend who recalled Gardner telling her details of the assault in 2019, as well as a letter from a former therapist who says Gardner told her in 2014 she’d been raped by two men in New York at age 16.

Gardner’s amended complaint is the latest setback for Combs, who is facing at least five sexual assault lawsuits — all of which he has denied. The allegations include the alleged gang rape of a 17-year-old in 2003, and the alleged drugging and sexual assault of Joi Dickerson Neal in 1991.

Combs was also accused of sexual misconduct, harassment, sex trafficking and rape by ex-girlfriend Cassie, though the two reached a settlement one day after she filed a lawsuit against him.

“ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. For the last couple of weeks, I have sat silently and watched people try to assassinate my character, destroy my reputation and my legacy," Combs said in a statement to PEOPLE in December. "Sickening allegations have been made against me by individuals looking for a quick payday. Let me be absolutely clear: I did not do any of the awful things being alleged. I will fight for my name, my family and for the truth.”

If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, please contact the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) or go to

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