Jury Finds in Favor of P. Diddy in Suit

By | February 24, 2004 at 12:00 AM

A jury Monday found in favor of Sean “P. Diddy” Combs in a lawsuit filed by a TV talk-show host who alleged he was roughed up by the hip-hop impresario’s entourage.

Roger Mills said members of Combs’ entourage also stole the tape of the 1999 interview – breaking a camera in the process – after he asked Combs to comment on allegations he contributed to the death of rapper Notorious B.I.G.

Mills said Combs immediately ended the interview.

The rapper, whose real name was Christopher Wallace, died in a drive-by shooting in March 1997. Combs’ album “No Way Out” featured a Grammy-winning tribute to Wallace, entitled “I’ll Be Missing You.”

Combs testified last week he couldn’t remember the incident.

“We’ve got a case here where a fruitless lawsuit was brought against Mr. Combs,” said the rapper’s attorney John Martin Jr. “And I think the jury came out loud and clear and said the same thing.”

A message seeking comment from Mills’ attorney, Nathan French, was not returned Monday evening.

Mills had been seeking unspecified damages for alleged assault, false imprisonment, destruction of property, intentional infliction of emotional distress and a civil conspiracy.