Diddy’s Former Employees Describe ‘Culture Of Fear’ & ‘Mental Abuse’

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In recent months, Diddy has faced increasing scrutiny as multiple allegations against him surface. A new report by The Daily Beast on June 1st detailed experiences from five of his former employees being in fear, who chose to remain anonymous for their safety. Their stories came to light following footage of Diddy assaulting Cassie that went viral last month.

One former Sean John employee recounted the consequences of challenging Diddy, saying, “He didn’t like that I wasn’t agreeing with him, and he wasn’t interested in hearing my point of view.” She described a disturbing incident where Diddy grabbed her face and demanded she stick out her tongue to see if it was bleeding from biting it.

Another former employee described the environment as one of “mental abuse,” citing erratic behavior and aggressive language. He claimed he was fired for making eye contact with Diddy and elaborated on the “culture of fear,” where employees worked from 7 am to 11 pm under constant pressure and profanity. “When people ask me about it, I always tell them it was the worst experience I ever had in my life,” he said, noting Diddy’s intolerance for being questioned.

A third employee highlighted the high turnover rate at Diddy’s companies, coining the term “catching a brick” to describe the unpredictable nature of his anger. “It was as if you’re walking down the street and someone randomly threw a brick at your head out of the blue,” they explained. They recalled being surrounded by security guards while Diddy screamed at them from inches away.

Similar allegations came from a former Blue Flame employee who endured verbal abuse. “There was a lot of cursing, a lot of talking to people crazy, a lot of [calling women] bitches, [saying], ‘Fuck you,’ or ‘Stupid,’” she said. Employees were advised to ignore his behavior and keep working despite the hostile environment.

However, not all former employees were entirely critical. One noted, “I don’t think he was exceptionally crazy,” acknowledging the intense work environment but mentioning an underlying professionalism. Another added, “He lives up to everything […] You learn to understand what you are dealing with.”

These accounts paint a picture of a toxic work environment, marked by fear and mental abuse, contrasting with a few more tempered perspectives on Diddy’s behavior.