Combs Served With Legal Papers For Ordering Promoter 'Attack'
SEAN COMBS' legal woes continued on Friday (19Oct07) night - the rap mogul was served with legal papers relating to a lawsuit claiming he ordered three bodyguards to attack a hip-hop promoter. Combs was walking into his New York flagship Sean John clothing store when he was served with the paperwork. Although his bodyguards hit them to the ground as Combs continued to walk inside, one minder returned to collect the papers. The promoter who filed the suit, James Waldon, alleges he tried to introduce himself to Combs at The Box club on 1 June (07), when one minder punched him in the face onto a table, while two more bodyguards began hitting and kicking him. Waldon claims he made his escape after Combs' employees chased him around the venue. According to court papers, the 27-year-old was left with mouth and teeth injuries. Waldon is seeking $4 million (GBP2 million) in damages from Combs and his entourage and a further $500,000 (GBP250,000) from The Box. The lawsuit isn't the only legal problem Combs is currently facing - he was reportedly involved in an altercation with a man at New York's Kiosk nightclub on 13 October (07). The mogul claims the punch-up was "a disagreement among acquaintances". And earlier this month (Oct07), it emerged Combs is being sued by a former associate who claims the rap superstar owes him $19 million (GBP9.5 million) for music recorded by late pal and label star Notorious B.I.G.