After the singer Casandra Ventura, alias Cassie, filed a lawsuit against the musician and producer Diddy for multiple rape and physical abuse on November 17, 2023, the 37-year-old has now settled it.
According to media reports, Diddy’s lawyer said that this decision was not an admission of the original allegations. Both would have probably decided to reach an agreement.
Diddy, aka Sean Combs, was accused in a lawsuit filed by his ex-girlfriend Casandra Ventura of raping, abusing and forcing her to do things she didn’t want to do on multiple occasions during their 11-year relationship.
Physical and psychological threats
From the court documents that “Page Six” It emerged that Diddy was prone to “uncontrollable temper tantrums and frequently brutally beat Ms. Ventura.” This was often observed by his employees, but “no one dared to go against his fearsome and cruel boss.”
During their relationship, Diddy also allegedly forced Ventura to sleep with male prostitutes, physically abused them, and supplied them with drugs. She should also always carry his firearm in her pocket so that she is always reminded of the serious damage he could potentially cause. Late in their relationship, the CEO of Revolt, a cable television network co-founded by Combs, allegedly broke into the young woman’s home to rape her.
Diddy staff begged her to stay
The indictments state: “Over the years that Mr. Combs physically and sexually abused Ms. Ventura, she repeatedly attempted to escape his tight grip over her life. Every time she went into hiding, Mr. Combs’ vast network of companies and affiliates found her, and those who worked for Mr. Combs’ company begged her to return to him. Many went so far as to explicitly state that their failure to return to Mr. Combs would hinder their success in the entertainment industry.”
Ventura herself also spoke out: “After years of silence and darkness: I am finally ready to tell my story and speak up for myself and other women who are facing violence and abuse in their relationships.”
Casandra Ventura and Sean Combs met in 2005 and were in an on-and-off relationship from 2007 to 2018. After the indictment, Combs’ lawyer initially denied all allegations.