Sean “Diddy” Combs has taken $850,000 from his own pocket to settle a legal battle with victims of the 1999 New York nightclub shooting, according to newly-released court documents.
The music mogul and his then-girlfriend Jennifer Lopez were famously arrested following the incident at Club New York more than a decade ago, and his protégé Jamal “Shyne” Barrow served nearly 10 years behind bars on charges relating to the shooting.
Diddy was cleared of any wrongdoing in the criminal case, but he and the now-defunct club’s owners were targeted in lawsuits by those who were hurt. They resolved the dispute last year by agreeing a confidential settlement. The details, however, were just revealed in court papers filed in New York City after an insurance company went bankrupt.
Diddy was shown to have paid $850,000 in a settlement worth more than $2 million, with the lion’s share of the money going to bystander Natania Reuben, who suffered severe facial injuries. She received $1.8 million, according to the New York Daily News.