Diddy’s business empire is in trouble following the latest sexual assault suit against him.
The rap mogul’s latest venture, Empower Global, has been hit with a wave of criticism and business setbacks following the allegations.
Launched just last November with the noble goal of promoting Black-owned businesses and products, the e-commerce platform is now facing a severe public backlash.
Diddy, whose real name is Sean Combs, has had many abuse allegations brought against him in the latter part of 2023.
His former partner, Cassie, was the first to come outhen a former girlfriend accused Diddy of both physical and emotional mistreatment during their past relationship. Since then, multiple other women have stepped forward with similar claims, triggering widespread condemnation of the rapper and entrepreneur.
Perhaps the most significant blow to Empower Global is the decision of 18 businesses to sever their ties with the platform in response to the abuse allegations. Among these businesses are household names like Nike, Coca-Cola, and McDonald’s. This mass exodus is emblematic of the public’s firm stance on the issue of abuse and a collective call for accountability.
Diddy, so far, has not issued a response to the mounting allegations against him. In the past, he has vehemently denied similar accusations, asserting that he “has never been abusive to any woman in his life.” Despite his silence on the current controversy, the rapper has consistently used his platform to advocate for social justice, focusing on issues such as police brutality and racial inequality.
The fallout from these allegations has cast a shadow over Diddy’s recent efforts to uplift Black-owned businesses through Empower Global. The swift and decisive actions taken by these 18 businesses reflect a wider societal shift towards holding individuals accountable for their actions, regardless of their status or achievements