Last Updated on 19th October 2013

Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs has been hit with a $5 million (GBP2.7 million) breach of contract and copyright infringement lawsuit by model Tyson Beckford. The model once the face of the Sean John clothing line claims that once his contract ran out with the label, Combs failed to renew it but maintained use of his images to advertise the line without any permission. Beckford’s attorney Kenneth Montgomery states that Beckford did make attempts to settle the dispute to no avail, and decided legal action would have to be enforced. He confirmed, “My client reached out to Mr Combs several times before coming to my firm. His manager Beth Ann Hardison also contacted him to seek a resolution. They were not heard.”

He also told “What we have here is a blatant case of wrong doing on behalf of Mr Combs and Sean John. They wilfully continued to use Mr Beckford’s image without permission because he become known as the face of Sean John.”


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