The producer–full identify Sean Combs–was sued in federal court docket by Cassie on Thursday, in keeping with studies from the New York Times. In her lawsuit, she accuses her ex-boyfriend of rape and repeated bodily abuse over roughly a decade.
In the swimsuit, Cassie–full identify Casandra Ventura–says that Diddy started a sample of management and abuse not lengthy after she met him in 2005 when she was simply 19 years previous. Her accusations included Combs plying her with medicine, beating her and forcing her to have intercourse with a succession of male prostitutes whereas he filmed their encounters. More than a decade later, in 2018, the swimsuit says Combs pressured his manner into her dwelling and raped her close to the top of their relationship.
“After years in silence and darkness,” Cassie mentioned in a press release, in keeping with the publication. “I’m lastly prepared to inform my story, and to talk up on behalf of myself and for the advantage of different ladies who face violence and abuse of their relationships.”
A lawyer for Combs, Ben Brafman, says the music mogul denies all the allegations being leveraged towards him.
“Mr. Combs vehemently denies these offensive and outrageous allegations,” he started. “For the previous six months, Mr. Combs has been subjected to Ms. Ventura’s persistent demand of $30 million, underneath the specter of writing a harmful ebook about their relationship, which was unequivocally rejected as blatant blackmail. Despite withdrawing her preliminary risk, Ms. Ventura has now resorted to submitting a lawsuit riddled with baseless and outrageous lies, aiming to tarnish Mr. Combs’s repute and looking for a payday.”
On the opposite, Ventura’s lawyer says her ex was the one to supply cash to cease the lawsuit.
“Mr. Combs provided Ms. Ventura eight figures to silence her and stop the submitting of this lawsuit,” lawyer Douglas Wigdor mentioned. “She rejected his efforts.”
While naming extra defendants within the swimsuit, the court docket papers assert that others who labored for Diddy helped him management his then-girlfriend, threatening her with issues like suppressing her music if she didn’t obey his orders.
In an fascinating a part of the swimsuit, Cassie additionally alleges that Diddy retaliated towards Kid Cudi after studying that they have been relationship in 2012, and the rapper seemingly confirmed the validity of the allegation to the New York Times.
“In one incident described within the court docket papers, Ms. Ventura says that in early 2012, Mr. Combs grew so offended about her relationship the rapper Kid Cudi that he mentioned he would blow up the rapper’s automobile.
“Around that point,” the swimsuit says, “Kid Cudi’s automobile exploded in his driveway.”
Through a spokeswoman, Kid Cudi confirmed Ms. Ventura’s account.
“This is all true,” he mentioned.
The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages.