Sean “Diddy” Combs and his ex-girlfriend, R&B singer Cassie Ventura, have reached a settlement in her rape case against the music mogul, ET can confirm.
In a statement to ET, Diddy said, “We have decided to resolve this matter amicably.” He added: “I wish Cassie and her family all the best. Love.’ ET has reached out to Cassie for comment. The stunning development comes just one day after she filed a lawsuit making graphic and disturbing allegations against Diddy, including the claim that he raped her in 2018.
In a statement to ET, Diddy’s attorney, Ben Brafman, said Thursday evening that his client vehemently denied the “offensive and outrageous allegations.”
According to the explosive 35 page lawsuit She filed a complaint in Manhattan Federal Court on Thursday and obtained by ET. The “Me & U” singer alleged that Diddy “lured” her into a “flashy, fast-paced and drug-fueled lifestyle,” and into a romantic relationship with him — her boss, one of the most powerful men in the entertainment industry, and a cruel, brutal and controlling man almost twenty years older than her.”
Cassie alleged that the “Missing You” rapper began a pattern of control and abuse within a few years of signing her to his Bad Boy Records label. She alleged that Diddy’s control over her included introducing her to a lifestyle of excessive alcohol and substance abuse and requiring her to purchase illegal prescriptions to feed his own addictions.
The singer, who is now married to fitness trainer Alex Fine, also claimed Diddy often hit, kicked and stomped her, causing bruises, cracked lips, black eyes and bleeding.
Cassie and Diddy made their relationship public in 2012, although they were romantically linked as far back as 2007. In 2008, they collaborated on his song “Swagga Like Puff,” and in 2009, they collaborated on her song “Must Be Love.”
They broke up for good in October 2018. Shortly before the split, Cassie alleged in court documents that Diddy — after having dinner in Malibu, California to discuss ending the relationship — forced his way into her home “and raped her while she repeatedly said ‘no ‘ and tried to push him away. ”
One of the most explosive claims also alleged that Diddy hired male prostitutes to have sex with Cassie and filmed the encounters, which he allegedly called “Freak Off.”
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