Sean "Diddy" Combs is being sued by his former chef for sexual harassment and retaliation. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Cindy Rueda filed a complaint on Monday in Los Angeles County Superior Court, accusing the hip-hop mogul of several claims including sexual harassment, retaliation, defamation, failure to pay overtime and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
Diddy's rep told TMZ: "This is a frivolous lawsuit by a disgruntled ex-employee who was fired for cause."
According to People, Rueda began working for Combs as a weekend chef in January, 2015 and was eventually began to work fulltime, and even traveled with Diddy. The chef claims she often worked from 9:00 a.m. to midnight (or later) without being paid overtime. She also claims her famous boss "regularly summoned her to prepare and serve entrees and appetizers to him and his guests while Mr. Combs and/or his guests were engaged in or immediately following sexual activity.”
She alleges Combs asked for a "post-coital meal" while he was nude and asked her if she liked his body. She also claims that one of his friends came into the kitchen and asked her to "look at and admire his genitals."
Rueda says that she was inaccurately accused of theft of a watch, which she says was thrown into the trash and offered to her by the housekeeper. The former chef was allegedly told that she wouldn't be prosecuted if she returned the watch and signed a waiver of all rights and claims against Combs and his team. She never signed the waiver.
Rueda is seeking damages for unpaid wages and overtime as well as punitive damages and an injunction to prevent future employees from being inaccurately classified as exempt. Combs' team has not provided the publication with commennt.
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