Diddy And Cassie Settle Abuse And Rape Lawsuit One Day After It Was Filed
Details of the settlement were kept private.
Sean “Diddy” Combs and R&B singer Cassandra “Cassie” Ventura reached a settlement a day after Ventura filed a lawsuit accusing Combs of raping and physical abusing her for well over a decade.
Ventura filed the suit November 16. Details of the settlement were not disclosed.
According to Ventura’s attorney, Combs and Ventura “resolved the claims … to their mutual satisfaction.”
Ventura wrote in a statement, “I have decided to resolve this matter amicably on terms that I have some level of control. I want to thank my family, fans, and lawyers for their unwavering support.”
“We have decided to resolve this matter amicably,” Combs said in a statement. “I wish Cassie and her family all the best.”
The New York Post reported that Ventura accused Combs of forcing her to take opioids and alcohol, beating her, forcing her to have sex with male prostitutes, and repeatedly beating her between 2005 and 2018, which caused her to have drug abuse issues and memory loss later in life. She also accused the mogul of rape.
The 37-year-old former Bad Boy Records artist claimed that her relationship with Combs was violent and physically taxing.
“After years in silence and darkness, I am finally ready to tell my story, and to speak up on behalf of myself and for the benefit of other women who face violence and abuse in their relationships,” Ventura said in the lawsuit filing.
The lawsuit, filed in Manhattan, stated that Ventura was signed to Comb’s label when she was 19 years old. It also said he allegedly pursued her despite her rejections. Ventura claimed Combs was prone to “uncontrollable rage” and “frequently” and “savagely” beat her so badly that she had to hold up in a hotel to recover for weeks on end.
She alleged that when she tried to pull away from the founder of Bad Boy Records, he threatened her with violence and said that her records would be blacklisted if she wasn’t compliant.
The lawsuit claimed that Combs pressured her into having sex with male prostitutes while drugged out on opiates. He allegedly filmed and masturbated to the incidents, and called them “Freak Off.”
The lawsuit claimed that Combs controlled every part of Ventura’s life, such as her money flow, healthcare access, living arrangements, and even her career.
The two separated in 2018.
Combs denied all of the allegations and said Ventura blackmailed him for $30 million “under the threat of writing a damaging book about their relationship, which was unequivocally rejected as blatant blackmail.”