Sean “P. Diddy” Combs is demanding that the wrongful termination lawsuit filed by a former nanny be dismissed, telling the court that she did not do her job well and deserved to be terminated.
Court documents retrieved by RadarOnline this week found that the entertainment mogul filed a motion with the Los Angeles Superior Court judge requesting that all claims presented by Raven Wales-Walden be dismissed.
Wales-Walden claims to be the niece of Diddy’s late partner, Kim Porter, the mother of three of his children, two of whom Wales-Walden was caring for. Diddy disputes her claim of being Porter’s niece.
Combs is arguing that the case should be dismissed because Wales-Walden did not “satisfactorily perform her job responsibilities, and otherwise conduct herself in accordance with the standards and policies of Combs Defendants.” In addition, Combs claimed that he took “reasonable steps to prevent and correct workplace discrimination (if any) and to implement internal grievance processes designed to respond to, correct, remedy, or otherwise avoid the alleged harm, if any, and [Raven] unreasonably failed to utilize the preventive and corrective measures that the Combs Defendants provided, and reasonable use of such procedures would have prevented at least some of the harm (if any) that [Raven] alleges to have suffered.”
Part-Time Babysitter Files Lawsuit For Wrongful Termination
When Porter died in 2018, Wales-Walden was hired to take care of Diddy’s twin daughters, Jessie James and D’Lila. Yet two years later, when Wales-Walden asked for maternity leave, she was fired, she claims. According to Wales-Walden, she was told by a third party that Combs was terminating her employment because she was not married and pregnant, and was setting a poor example for his daughters. Wales-Walden filed her lawsuit in 2022, seeking an unspecified amount of damages.
According to her lawsuit, the termination has caused Wales-Walden “intangible loss of employment-related opportunities and damage to her professional reputation” and has suffered “emotional distress.” Combs responded by saying the lawsuit was a “meritless shakedown” and believed Wales-Walden wanted to “extort” him. In a statement released by Combs’ representative, “Her babysitting services were always intended to be temporary especially since the girls were getting older and spending most of the day at school.”
Nanny Sought Anonymity
In addition to filing a lawsuit, Wales-Walden also wanted her identity to be anonymous, arguing that her family could experience backlash as a result of Combs accusing her of extortion. However, the judge ruled in Combs’ favor and her identity was revealed in all court documents.