Cassie and Diddy Settle Rape and Abuse Lawsuit for Undisclosed Amount
Cassie’s lawsuit caused a whirlwind of controversy for the Bad Boy Records founder on Thursday. The suit accuses Diddy of physically abusing Cassie throughout their relationship, which ended in 2018. She alleged that Combs showed controlling and abusive behavior shortly after she met him in 2005 when she was 19. She claimed he forced her to take drugs, beat her, and made her have sex with male prostitutes while he recorded videos of the encounters.
“After years in silence and darkness,” she said in a statement, “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.”
In a statement provided to Complex, Diddy’s attorney Ben Brafman denied all the allegations against his client made by Cassie.
“Mr. Combs vehemently denies these offensive and outrageous allegations,” Brafman said. “For the past six months, Mr. Combs, has been subjected to Ms. Ventura’s persistent demand of $30 million, under the threat of writing a damaging book about their relationship, which was unequivocally rejected as blatant blackmail. Despite withdrawing her initial threat, Ms. Ventura has now resorted to filing a lawsuit riddled with baseless and outrageous lies, aiming to tarnish Mr. Combs’ reputation and seeking a pay day.”