TD Jakes' relationship with Diddy under scrutiny again after attack, lawsuits

The relationship between televangelist TD Jakes and music mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs has come under renewed public scrutiny following raids on two of Combs' homes Monday by federal agents and a recent lawsuit filed by Christian music producer Rodney “Lil Rod” Jones, accusing a crowd. of sex, gun and drug crimes.

Rumors that surfaced last December about Jakes and Combs' relationship continued cope again online Wednesday, days after federal agents with Homeland Security Investigations raided Combs' homes in California and Florida as part of a sex-trafficking investigation.

In his 73 page lawsuit filed in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York last month, Jones alleged that he was sexually harassed, drugged and threatened by Combs while he lived and worked with Combs from September 2022 to November 2023.

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The lawsuit also names as defendants the adult son of Combs, Justin; his chief of staff, Kristina Khorram; Universal Music Group CEO Sir Lucian Grainge; and former Motown Records CEO Ethiopia Habtemariam.

Jakes is not named as a defendant but is mentioned once in the civil suit.

Jones claims he recorded hours of video and audio of Combs, his staff and others “engaging in serious illegal activity,” including drug abuse, shootings and sex crimes.

Among the recordings he allegedly made, Jones lists one of “Combs detailing how he planned to use his relationship with Bishop TD Jakes to soften the impact on his public image of the Cassie Ventura trial.”

“Mr. Combs providing laced alcoholic beverages to minors and sex workers at his homes in California, New York, the US Virgin Islands and Florida. Mr. Combs Chief of Staff, Kristina Khorram ('KK') instructs her staff to take medication so she can provide it to Mr. Combs for his consumption, Christian Combs drugging and sexually assaulting a woman. Mr. Combs detailing how he planned to use his relationship with Bishop TD Jakes to soften the impact on his public image of the Cassie Ventura trial,” the lawsuit notes.

In 2022, a video of Jakes attending Diddy's 53rd birthday party in Los Angeles caused a stir among Christians on social media with many questioning why he was at the party and whether it was appropriate for him to be attending a party thrown by Diddy, knowing the reputation of those parties

Derrick Williams, executive vice president of TD Jakes Entertainment, who also attended the party, previously told CP that the video was captured during a short stop at the party while they were on business in the area. Another source close to the situation also told CP that, as far as they're aware, this is the only party hosted by Diddy that Jakes has ever attended.

“As a filmmaker, executive producer and one of the pioneers of values-based films, Bishop Jakes, in his role as CEO of TD Jakes Entertainment, paid respect to the former president of Revolt in celebration of his birthday,” Williams said.

“Bishop Jakes was in LA for important business meetings, and we felt a quick appearance at the former president of Revolt's birthday event was the respectful thing to do since Bishop Jakes' sermons are broadcast on the Revolt Network,” he explained.

“We both greeted the family, Bishop Jakes recorded a short celebratory birthday video and immediately left to take our other scheduled meetings. Any allegation to the contrary is completely unproven, unverified and false,” Williams insisted.

When asked about Jakes' comment in response to Diddy bragging about being able to “strengthen” his relationship with the famous pastor to insulate his public image from the allegations, Jordan A. Hora, executive director of public relations and communications for the TD Jakes Group. , TD Jakes Ministries and The Potter's House, told The Christian Post on Wednesday that she could not immediately comment.

Hora also declined to comment on the status of Jakes' deal with Revolt TV now that Diddy has sold all of his stock in the company to anonymous buyer.

Last December, representatives for Jakes, who leads The Potter House megachurch in Dallas, Texas, dismissed as “meaninglessly bogus and baseless” an unverified report making insinuations about his sexuality and accusing him of being a frequent attendee at sex parties hosted by Combs.

An unnamed source recounted Tuff News TV that R&B singer Cassie, whose real name is Casandra Ventura, handed over to investigators a burnt-out phone that belonged to Kim Porter, the late model and mother of Diddy's children, who died in 2018.

Cassie, who arranged a trial last November in which she accused Combs of rape and repeated physical abuse over nearly a decade, allegedly shared a USB device containing recordings of Diddy's alleged “sex parties,” where he reportedly hosted several powerful people, including Jakes.

Like Jakes, Jones, who is seeking $30 million in his civil suit, identifies himself as a Christian who began pursuing his career in gospel music working with Christian artists and groups such as Georgia Mass Choir, Donald Lawrence, The Clark Sisters and The Smokie Norful . .

After a little more than a year of pursuing a business relationship with Diddy, however, he claims that he was forced to sleep with prostitutes for Diddy's enjoyment and introduced to homosexual sex.

“During his time living with Mr. Combs, Mr. Jones was the victim of constant unsolicited and unauthorized groping and touching of his anus by Mr. Combs. These events occurred in LA, NY, FL, and the US Virgin Islands. In addition to the unsolicited and unauthorized touching, Mr. Jones was forced by Mr. Combs to work in Mr. Combs' bathroom while Mr. Combs walked around naked and showered in a clear glass enclosure,” the lawsuit alleges.

“As a heterosexual Christian man, Mr. Jones was uncomfortable with Mr. Combs' advances and expressed his discomfort to Mr. Combs Chief of Staff, Kristina Khorram (“KK”),” the filing continues. “KK responded to Mr. Jones' complaint with, 'you know, Sean will be Sean.' KK also tried to downplay Mr. Combs groping of Mr. Jones's anus and genitals as friendly horseplay, stating that those actions were Mr. Combs' way of “showing that he likes you. [Mr. Jones].'”

Jones further claimed that Combs wielded a lot of power in the music and business world by recording celebrities and high-powered executives engaging in compromising behavior at his infamous parties.

He claims that because Combs was aware of his admiration for music producer Stevie J, he tried to coach him into engaging in homosexuality by showing him a video of Stevie J having sex with another man.

“This was done to ease Mr. Jones's anxiety about homosexuality. According to Mr Combs, 'this is normal practice in the music industry, look, even Stevie J does it.' Mr. Combs informed Mr. Jones that he had engaged in a sexual relationship with rapper 5 (REDACTED), R&B singer (REDACTED), and Stevie J,” the lawsuit alleges.

“Mr. Combs has vowed to make sure Mr. Jones wins producer of the year at the Grammys if he engages in homosexuality.”

Jones claims in his lawsuit that Combs recorded numerous celebrities at his parties without their consent and uses those recordings as leverage against them.

“While living and traveling with Mr. Combs, Mr. Jones discovered that Mr. Combs had hidden cameras in every room of his homes. Mr. Jones believes that Mr. Combs has recordings of Defendants Lucian Charles Grainge, Etiopia Habtemariam, as well as other celebrities, record labels, politicians and athletes,” the lawsuit says.

“On information and belief, these individuals were recorded without their knowledge and consent, and as is the case with Stevie J's gay sex tape, which Mr. Combs provided Mr. Jones, Mr. Combs has compelling footage of every person who has attended his wild parties, and his house parties,” Jones claims.

“On information and belief, because of this treasure trove of evidence that he has in his possession, Mr. Combs believes that he is above the law and is untouchable.”

Although a total of five civil lawsuits have been filed against Combs alleging sexual misconduct, no criminal charges have been filed against the music mogul.

In statement to ABC 7 On Tuesday, a representative for Combs called the lawsuits against him “meritless” and the attack a “witch hunt.”

“Yesterday, there was a gross abuse of military-grade force when search warrants were executed at Mr. Combs' residences. There is no excuse for the excessive display of force and hostility exhibited by authorities or the manner in which his children and employees were treated. Mr. Combs was never arrested but spoke and cooperated with authorities,” the statement said.

“Despite media speculation, neither Mr. Combs nor any of his family members have been arrested nor has their ability to travel been restricted in any way. This unprecedented ambush — paired with a sophisticated, coordinated media — leads to a premature rush to judgment of Mr. Combs and is nothing more than a witch hunt based on frivolous allegations made in civil lawsuits. There was no finding of criminal or civil liability with any of these charges. Mr. Combs is innocent and will continue to fight every day to clear his name.”

Reacting to the unverified report last Christmas Eve, Jakes called his accusers “liars” and noted that even “if it was all true, all I have to do is sincerely repent from my heart.”

“The worst that could happen, if everything were true, all I have to do is sincerely repent, from my heart. There is enough power in the blood to cover all sins. I don't care what it is, the blood would fix it. But I don't have to regret it,” Jakes stated.

“All I have to do is step over it and carry on. I have no problems. I'm talking about the power of the blood. Amen Thank you, Jesus. I used it, and I will use it again. But I don't have to use it for that. Thank you, Jesus. Thank you, Jesus. Whenever I need it, it is available to me. And it is available to you. And you can have it when you need it. But you don't have to plead the blood if you didn't commit the crime.”


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