The American rapper cum business tycoon Sean John Combs, aka P. Diddy has been dragged to court by his former cook who sought an unspecified amount in damages for allegations.
Cindy Rueda claimed she worked over time without due pay and made uneasy by serving meals after sex parties.
According to Rueda, she sometimes worked from 9am to 2am as she cooked at the Los Angeles home of Diddy formerly known as Puff Daddy.
P. Diddy has denied the allegation of sexual harassment and failure to pay overtime wages.
The lawsuit was filed in a Los Angeles court on Monday, May 8. It alleged that Ms. Rueda was once summoned by Mr. Combs to serve him a ‘post-coital meal’ in which he made suggestive remarks.
A statement from the document said the 47-year old would ask the chef “to prepare and serve entrees and appetizers to him and his guests while Mr Combs and his guests were engaged in or immediately following sexual activity.”
On one occasion, she said a naked male visitor entered the kitchen as she cooked and asked her “to look at and admire his genitals after the dude had engaged in sexual activity with another house guest.”
Meanwhile, the attorney representing P. Diddy on the case, dismissed the allegation quote:
“This is a frivolous lawsuit by a disgruntled ex-employee who was fired for cause.”
The chef confirmed she was fired in 2016 after being accused of theft.
According to Rueda, she had taken a watch which Diddy’s housekeeper said was found in the garbage and that she was given a chance to keep it if she renounced her complaints.
But that’s not all the complaint coming from the chef. Her paycheck each day as Diddy’s personal chef was $150 even if she worked late or traveled with him.
She also said she was offered a full-time job in June 2015 but declined due to “unreasonable hours and pay.”
Currently on top list of Forbes richest Hip-Hop artists 2017 with a networth of $820 million, the extremely successful entrepreneur seem to have explored every potential money breeder including fashion, beverages, cosmetics etc.
Not to mention his music career with strings of successful albums starting in the 1990s.
It was also reported in 2003 that P. Diddy had ordered better conditions for workers in Honduras after activists found sweatshop conditions in the production of his Sean John clothing line.