Diddy sued over shooting in his restaurant car park

Record executive has accused rap mogul of failing to maintain a safe environment

Diddy is facing a lawsuit over a shooting that took place in the car park of his restaurant in November last year.

The rap mogul owns Justin’s restaurant in Atlanta, Georgia and has been accused by A&R executive Tony Austin of failing to “provide a safe environment” after he was shot multiple times outside the eatery, reports the Associated Press.

Austin, who is a former A&R executive for Def Jam Records and President of Russell Simmons Music Group, has said that he was in his car listening to music in the restaurant’s car park with another man when someone opened fire on the vehicle. The two men were subsequently rushed to hospital where they were treated for multiple gunshot wounds.

The suit also alleges that Diddy, who opened the restaurant in 1998, was aware of “dangerous and hazardous conditions” at the restaurant, but did not provide adequate protection. Diddy‘s lawyers have yet to respond to the suit.


Diddy, who is currently promoting the album ‘Last Train To Paris’ with his band Diddy – Dirty Money, was involved in a farcical lawsuit earlier this year, in which he was accused of causing the 9/11 attacks in New York as well as a host of other offences. The litigant, Valerie Joyce Wilson Turks wanted $1 billion from the rap mogul, but the case has never come to court.