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Sean "Diddy" Combs (Credit: Paras Griffin/Getty)

Sean “Diddy” Combs has stepped down from his role as Chairman of Revolt TV amid his legal issues and sexual assault allegations.

According to sources, the music mogul quietly made the move last week in an effort not to distract the digital cable television network from its mission or success.

Diddy’s decision to temporarily step down from the board will not impact the day-to-day operations of the company that is fairing well under the leadership of CEO Detavio Samuels and Chief Brand Officer Deon Graham.

The company released the following statement:

Sean Combs has stepped down from his position as Chairman of REVOLT.

While Mr. Combs has previously had no operational or day-to-day role in the business, this decision helps to ensure that REVOLT remains steadfastly focused on our mission to create meaningful content for the culture and amplify the voices of all Black people throughout this country and the African diaspora.

Our focus has always been one that reflects our commitment to the collective journey of REVOLT – one that is not driven by any individual, but by the shared efforts and values of our entire team on behalf of advancing, elevating, and championing our culture – and that continues.

See the official statement, released via Instagram, below.

In the last two weeks, Diddy was hit with an explosive lawsuit by his former girlfriend, Cassie, where she accused him of sexual assault, physical abuse, and sex trafficking. 

Cassie (L) and recording artist Sean “Diddy” Combs attend the Clive Davis and Recording Academy Pre-GRAMMY Gala and GRAMMY Salute to Industry Icons Honoring Jay-Z on January 27, 2018, in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

Diddy settled the lawsuit with Cassie a day later for an undisclosed amount.

Related: Cassie Settles Lawsuit Accusing Diddy Of Rape, Abuse, & Sex Trafficking

Less than a week later, the 54-year-old was sued by Joi Dickerson-Neal, who claims he drugged and sexually assaulted her on camera in 1991. 

Diddy was also sued by a Jane Doe who claims he and Aaron Hall of the R&B group Guy, sexually assaulted her and her friend in the early 90s.

Related: Diddy & Aaron Hall Accused Of Sexual Assault In New Lawsuit

An attorney for the Bad Boy Records founder addressed the lawsuits saying: 

The claims involving alleged misconduct against Mr. Combs from over 30 years ago and filed at the last minute are all completely denied and rejected by him. He recognizes this as a money grab. Because of Mr. Combs’ fame and success, he is an easy target for accusers who will falsify the truth, without conscience or consequence, for financial benefit.

You may recall that I previously reported “Monuments To Me” host Dawn Montgomery announced her departure from Revolt TV in the wake of Cassie’s lawsuit against Diddy. 

Instagram/Revolt TV

In her statement, Dawn expressed her disappointment with Revolt’s leadership for not addressing the allegations against Diddy. 

I am grateful for how I was able to contribute to this show & work w/my cohost Akilah! This was a wonderful opportunity brought to me by our producer Darius who saw that I needed to share more of my story & connect w/the show’s audience. This isn’t a hard decision and I’m ok.

One thing I’ve done throughout my professional career(s) is be mindful of my work ethic and where I place my energy & time. I also feel like Revolt’s leadership not speaking on this says a lot and even though this podcast experience blessed me… I’m done.

Related: Revolt TV’s ‘Monuments To Me’ Podcast Co-Host Dawn Montgomery Announces Her Departure After Diddy Lawsuit

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