Music mogul Sean Combs, also known as Diddy, and singer Cassie, whose full name is Casandra Ventura, have come to a settlement in the lawsuit filed by Cassie alleging rape and abuse. The resolution was announced on Friday, just a day after Cassie initiated legal proceedings against Combs.
In a statement, Ventura expressed her decision to resolve the matter amicably, citing a desire for some level of control. She expressed gratitude towards her family, fans, and legal team for their steadfast support. The two individuals were previously romantically involved.
Ventura had filed a federal lawsuit in New York City, accusing Combs of both rape and physical abuse throughout their relationship. The alleged abuse included acts such as punching, beating, kicking, and stomping. Combs, also issuing a statement, mentioned the amicable resolution and extended well wishes to Cassie and her family.
Douglas Wigdor, Ventura’s attorney, commended her for the strength it took to bring the lawsuit into the public eye. Combs, a prominent figure in the hip-hop industry, has not disclosed the terms of the settlement, and both parties have indicated that they will make no further comments.
The lawsuit asserted that Ventura was ensnared in a cycle of abuse, with Combs allegedly exerting complete control over her personal and professional life, making it difficult for her to break free from his influence. The legal representative for Combs rejected the accusations, deeming them offensive and outrageous.
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The relationship between the two began around 2005, and Combs later signed Cassie to his record label, Bad Boy Records, with a 10-album deal.