18 Brands Sever Ties With Diddy’s Empower Global Over Sexual Abuse Allegations

Following a slew of claims of sexual abuse against the music tycoon, Sean “Diddy” Combs, several organizations are reportedly severing their relations with him. According to an exclusive report from Rolling Stone, released on Sunday, eighteen businesses have now broken off their affiliations with Combs’ e-commerce portal Empower Global.

According to its official website, Empower Global was founded by Combs in 2021 with the goal of promoting Black-owned companies through a digital marketplace that offers “opportunities for Black entrepreneurs to build and scale successful businesses and for everyone to ‘Shop Black’ daily with ease.”

One business that has broken away from Empower Global is the fashion and lifestyle brand House of Takura, which on Monday sent an email to USA Today confirming its exit from the organization.

Nuudii System, a brand of shapewear and undergarments, has also ended its business partnership with Combs’ company. The CEO of Nuudii System, Annette Azan, stated that Combs’s alleged sexual assault claims was all they needed to make their swift decision.

Footwear company Rebecca Allen, jewelry label Fulaba, skincare brand Tsuri, and sunscreen brand Baby Donna are among the other businesses that have allegedly left Empower Global. There have been other changes in Combs’ business life besides the departure of these companies.

The cable TV network Revolt, which was co-founded by Combs, announced last month that he had stepped down from being its chairman. In its statement, the network did not seem to provide a reason for Combs’ departure.

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