Aubrey O’Day and Dawn Richard, former Danity Kane members , have spoken out in assist of Cassie, following her lawsuit in opposition to their ex-manager, Sean “Diddy” Combs.
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As beforehand reported Cassandra “Cassie” Ventura filed a lawsuit in opposition to the music mogul on Thursday, which alleges her ex-boyfriend spent years abusing her whereas she was signed to his report label. After assembly Diddy when she was solely 19, the singer claims her then-boyfriend started controlling her by a “way of life of extreme alcohol and substance abuse” along with psychological and bodily hurt.
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Following information of this bombshell lawsuit, two different ladies who had been signed to Diddy’s Bad Boy Records have spoken out in assist of Cassie.
Aubrey O’Day and Dawn Richard are former members of lady group Danity Kane, which was fashioned on MTV’s actuality TV present Making The Band in 2005. They went on to be signed by Diddy, and although their years as an lively group had been sporadic, the entire ladies have expertise working with the mogul.
Richard took to X to voice her assist for Cassie after information broke, writing: “Praying for Cassie and her household, for peace and therapeutic. You are stunning and courageous.”
O’Day additionally responded to the information, taking to her Instagram to publish a screenshot of the lawsuit headline in her Story and writing, “Been trynna inform y’all for years. Prayers up for this queen @cassie.”
In one other add, she shared a clip from Making The Band, which confirmed Diddy and O’Day getting right into a yelling match earlier than he stood up and questioned why she ought to be within the group.
She added a caption to the clip that learn: “If you suppose what made the lower was as ugly because it bought… you’re mistaken.”
Aubrey additionally shared one other picture of Diddy and referenced his tune, “Lonely,” writing, “He was proper. It will get darkish and lonely.”
O’Day beforehand spoke out in opposition to Diddy in December 2022, claiming on an episode of the Call Her Daddy podcast that she was fired from the label as a result of she “wasn’t prepared to do what was anticipated.”
“Not talent-wise, however in different areas,” she informed the host.
“You know, I’ve such a love -hate [relationship] with all of it as a result of I don’t suppose I might’ve been in a position to be so profitable in so many different areas had I not been skilled beneath Diddy,” Aubrey admitted. “He was the toughest individual that you would be able to work for, and it was torture. And not the work a part of it, however the different stuff — thoughts video games.”
She additionally spoke out in opposition to Diddy giving artists their publishing rights in the event that they agreed to signal NDAs.
In an interview with Cosmopolitan in 2018, the group stated that Diddy would attempt “energy strikes” to show he owned their careers. At the time, Richard stated the ladies must stroll on eggshells each time they spoke to him.