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Sean Combs' Former Intern Sues Rapper, Claims Back Pay Owed

Sean Combs' Former Intern Sues Rapper, Claims Back Pay Owed

Sean Combs is facing legal trouble from a former intern who claims she worked too hard for the mogul’s Bad Boy Entertainment.

Rashida Salaam, 26, filed a class-action lawsuit Tuesday in Manhattan Federal Court, accusing Bad Boy and parent company Universal Music Group of violating minimum-wage laws….Salaam, from Brownsville, Brooklyn, said Bad Boy bosses had her answer phones, fetch coffee, book trips for Diddy and prepare expense reports.Fellow unpaid interns wrapped presents and decorated the office during holidays, Salaam said.

Salaam says she was treated like a standard employee but wasn’t given any particular knowledge to make up for the lack of pay.

Her duties included “picking up lunch and coffee” and “running personal errands” for paid employees, according to the lawsuit, which claims the setup followed a corporate policy to “minimize labor costs.

“When an intern receives no wage, “the primary recipient of the benefits should be the intern — not the company,” said Jeffrey Brown of Leeds Brown Law, the firm representing Salaam.


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