The man suing Sean “Diddy” Combs for assault has lost his bid to have the rap mogul turn over financial statements that could reveal his net worth.
Gerard Rechnitzer’s lawsuit accuses Diddy of punching and pushing him at an Oscars afterparty in Hollywood last February.
According to E! Online, Superior Court Judge Robert Hess stated that Rechnitzer could gain access to info regarding Diddy’s sources of income only is if he wins his civil trial, which is scheduled to begin on May 27.
“If you were to get a finding of fraud, oppression or malice, some or all of this information you would be entitled to,’ Hess said. “I’m not persuaded at this point to give it to you today. We have privacy issues here that are very important.’
If the jury sides with Rechnitzer, Hess said he would reconsider the request for Diddy’s financial documents to help determine the amount of punitive damages he might be entitled to.