Diddy he or Diddyn’t he discriminate? That is the question, and it’s now up to the courts to decide, as P Diddy is being sued for $12 million by an ex Bad Boy label employee claiming discrimination.
As always there are two sides to the story. The law-suit happy side has Francesca Spero suing bad boy Sean Combs (Puffy, Puff, Diddy and whatever else we’ve missed) for firing her based on that fact that she wasÃ‚Â old and disabled.
She’s stating that she worked with the company from 1998 and was doing her job as a high-flying executive very well. Apparently she needed urgent hip surgery in 2008. Unfortunately she then “suffered a relapse” with prescription meds and alcohol addictions. She claims Diddy wasÃ‚Â ”unsympathetic to her condition” Ã‚Â which led to him giving her the axe. And to add insult to injury she was the replaced by a much younger woman, who Spero claimsÃ‚Â ”lacked the skill set and experience Spero brought to the position.” Ã‚Â Sour grapes, or serious stuff?
Diddy’s side has a spokesperson giving his view straight-up, stating, “This is a grab for money by someone who concedes in her complaint to having had a drug relapse while on the job and an employer who was not satisfied with her work.” Ouch. About the discrimination claims, it was added that, “There are many reasons why Ms. Spero is no longer employed by Bad Boy, but age discrimination is not one of them.”
Question is…which side do you believe?