Sean “Diddy” Combs and R&B singer Cassie reached an agreement on Friday to resolve a lawsuit she filed one day earlier accusing the famed music producer and rapper of rapping and physically assaulting her for more than a decade. Cassie’s lawyer declared that the parties “resolved the claims… to their mutual satisfaction,” without revealing the terms of the deal. “I’ve decided to settle this matter peacefully on terms over which I have some control.” “I’m grateful for the unrelenting support from my family, fans, and lawyers,” said Cassie, whose full name is Casandra Ventura. “We chose to settle this matter amicably,” Combs, 54, said in his statement. “All the best to Cassie and her family,” Ventura said in the brief lawsuit that Combs frequently fed her alcohol and illicit substances, pushed her to have sex with male prostitutes, and severely raped and battered her from 2005 to 2018.
Cassie and Diddy reach a settlement one day after sexual assault and domestic violence lawsuit was filed pic.twitter.com/OXJiDZwcFY— SAY CHEESE! 👄🧀 (@SaycheeseDGTL) November 18, 2023
The “Me & U” singer claimed that the public perception of their on-again, off-again romance, initially depicted as “a completely inspiring experience,” hid a toxic reality. Filed in federal court in Manhattan on Thursday, the shocking lawsuit garnered support from numerous prominent industry figures. Ventura, barely a teenager when Combs, 37, signed her to his label, alleges persistent pursuit from him. Among the disturbing charges, the “Step Up 2: The Streets” actress alleges Combs — who was susceptible to “uncontrollable rage” — “frequently” and “savagely” beat her so badly that she had to hide out in hotels for days at a time. According to the lawsuit, the alleged attacks often took place in the presence of business partners who were too afraid to take action against one of hip-hop’s most prominent figures. Ventura stated that every time she tried to remove herself from the Bad Boy Records founder, she received threats of a drop in her music career & was once expressly told her record would be scrapped.
“We have decided to resolve this matter amicably. I wish Cassie and her family all the best. Love.”— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) November 18, 2023
— Diddy after reaching a settlement with Cassie pic.twitter.com/q6cRH0amnn
Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs And Cassie Reportedly Reached A Settlement Day After She Filed A Bombshell Lawsuit Alleging Rape And Bodily Abuse
Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs and Cassie, a singer, have reached an agreement barely one day following she filed an explosive lawsuit alleging the hip-hop mogul of rape along with various forms of physical abuse. The parties stated on Friday evening that they had agreed to settle the lawsuit, but no specifics regarding the terms of the agreement were published. “I am opting to resolve this issue graciously on terms that allow me some level of control,” Cassie, whose full given name is Casandra Ventura, announced in a statement. “The unflinching support of my family, fans, and lawyers has been greatly appreciated,” Combs stated. ” We have decided to handle this matter amicably.” I wish Cassie and her family the best of luck in the future. Love.” For Mr. Combs, the deal effectively ends what might have been a hazardous and potentially humiliating process of legal discovery — in which reams of information are made public — and a prospective trial. Ms. Ventura also escapes cross-examination by Mr. Combs’ solicitors since she has previously made her charges public.
Ms. Ventura, who signed to Mr. Combs’s Bad Boy label when she was 19 and dated him for over a decade, alleged Mr. Combs of years of physical abuse, domineering behaviour, and different forms of sexual abuse, including rape, in a lawsuit that attracted international attention. Mr. Combs’ lawyer, Ben Brafman, responded, saying, “Mr. Combs strongly objects to these disrespectful and outrageous allegations.” Mr. Combs, according to Ms. Ventura’s action, which was filed on Thursday in Federal District Court in Manhattan, attacked her multiple times, leaving her wounded and injured; she claims his employees sometimes brought her to hotel rooms for days to recover from the public glare. Ms. Ventura declared in one of the suit’s most alarming allegations that she was forced to engage in sexual relations with several male prostitutes for years while Mr. Combs watched, masturbated, and taped tapes. According to the lawsuit, Mr. Combs referred to these events as “freak-offs,” and they took place in several high-end hotels across the United States.
Diddy settled with Cassie in just two days?!? pic.twitter.com/OfUT8zceEv— Patience…again (@Patiencexx4) November 18, 2023
Cassie settling doesn’t take away about what happened to her, what she experienced, and what she is most likely still experiencing. If anything, the swiftness in which Diddy settled speaks volumes. He didn’t want even more shit to come to light.— Xay 🍋 (@hoodopulence) November 18, 2023
Don’t let Diddy settling the lawsuit distract you from: 1. He did everything Cassie said he did. 2. Hell awaits him. pic.twitter.com/BkMo2a29vG— Ronald Isley (@yoyotrav) November 18, 2023
When Oprah asks Cassie why she took the settlement with Diddy just after 24 hours. pic.twitter.com/JFcZyvHnUY— ALEXANDER SHEIN ✨🇯🇲 (@_romeko) November 18, 2023
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