Misa Hylton-Brim, a fashion stylist, sued the rapper, whose real name is Sean Combs, after learning that the $5,512 a month she gets to look after their son, Justin, is far less than the $35,000-per-month deal that another ex, Kim Porter, receives to support their 6-year-old son, Christian.
"It hurts deeply," Hylton-Brim said. "This is the hardest thing I have ever had to do. I'm very sad. I wouldn't have ever imagined it would have come to this. ... He wants the public to have a perception of him, but the reality is that I'm here asking for money. Kim had to go to the courts, too. He just didn't offer it."
Hylton-Brim's attorney, Brett Kimmel, said the original deal was made before Combs became a star entertainer, producer and fashion designer.
"She's not getting 17 percent of (Combs') income, which is the law," Kimmel said.