A woman who once served as a nanny to Sean “P. Diddy” Combs’ twin daughters is seeking to remain anonymous in a lawsuit against the music mogul.
According to RadarOnline.com, court documents reveal that the ex-nanny, who is referred to as Jane Roe, has appealed to a judge to keep her identity concealed after the music mogul accused her of extortion. The woman, referred to in documents as Jane Doe, believes she will face harassment if her identity is discovered.
Roe is seeking unspecified damages after she says she was fired by Combs in 2021.
In December 2022, Combs’ legal team argued that Roe should not be able to be anonymous as the lawsuit progresses.
Lawsuit Filed In 2022
On Sept. 27, 2022, the former nanny who was hired by Combs to care for his twin daughters filed a wrongful termination lawsuit.
According to court documents, the woman claimed to be the niece of Combs’ former girlfriend, Kim Porter. Porter died in 2018 at her home in California of pneumonia.
The plaintiff, referred to as Jane Roe in court filings, claimed that Combs asked her to live with his family to support his daughters D’Lila and Jessie James. After providing full care for the girls for almost two years, the plaintiff claims Combs and his team fired her in January 2021 because she was pregnant and unmarried.
Following her termination, Roe argued that she had an “intangible loss of employment opportunities and damage to her professional reputation” and has suffered “emotional distress,” according to the Los Angeles Times.
Combs’ team released a statement disputing Roe’s claims on the same day her suit was filed, referring to her in their response as “Raven.”
“This lawsuit is a meritless shakedown to extort money from Mr. Combs. Raven is not the niece of Kim Porter as she falsely alleges; nor is there any legal basis for this case to be filed under the anonymity as a ‘Jane Doe [sic],’” a Combs spokesperson told TMZ then. “Raven was a part-time babysitter to the twins who Mr. Combs kept on the job back in 2018 to provide continuity for the twins following the untimely death of their mother. Mr. Combs graciously permitted Raven to live in his home with her son and treated them like ‘family.’
The statement continued to clarify the purpose of Roe’s employment.
“Her babysitting services were always intended to be temporary, especially since the girls were getting older and spending most of the day at school. In fact, Raven’s transition out of her role was planned and agreed to by her long before she even mentioned that she was pregnant. Mr. Combs will take swift and immediate action to protect his family against these false claims.”