After being accused of rape, intercourse trafficking, assault, and extra in a stunning lawsuit filed by a former worker and longtime romantic associate, Diddy has rapidly settled the grievance.
A number of retailers only recently reported on the decidedly immediate conclusion to the authorized battle, which one Casandra Ventura (recognized professionally as Cassie) had filed in opposition to the 54-year-old rapper on the sixteenth. Based on the disconcerting motion, Cassie “endured over a decade of…violent conduct and disturbed calls for” from Diddy (actual identify Sean Combs).
Having met Cassie in 2005, Diddy signed the alleged sufferer to his Dangerous Boy Information label earlier than luring her “into an ostentatious, fast-paced, and drug-fueled way of life, and right into a romantic relationship with him,” per the now-dismissed motion. Cassie’s time with Dangerous Boy was mentioned to have resulted in 2019.
Earlier than then, although, a “horrifying and ferocious” Diddy “ceaselessly beat Ms. Ventura savagely,” pressured her “into repeated undesirable sexual encounters with male intercourse employees,” and, in 2018, when the alleged sufferer was making an attempt to chop ties as soon as and for all, raped Cassie, in accordance once more to the unsettling authorized textual content.
“Though Ms. Ventura was unable to talk up in opposition to the years of abuse she endured by the hands of Mr. Combs, she has since been capable of rebuild her life and confront her trauma,” Cassie and her counsel wrote within the unique grievance. “Due to the passage of New York’s Grownup Survivors’ Act and California’s Sexual Abuse Accountability and Cowl-Up Act, she is now prepared and capable of additionally confront her abuser, and to carry him and people who enabled his abuse accountable for his or her actions.”
As talked about on the outset, nonetheless, Cassie and Diddy have formally put the lawsuit within the rearview, per stories in addition to broadly circulated statements from each side.
Whereas neither of the concerned events has publicly disclosed the phrases of the settlement, Cassie’s authorized crew described the settlement as to “their mutual satisfaction.” Diddy legal professional Ben Brafman, for his half, emphasised that the choice to settle “is by no means an admission of wrongdoing” and doesn’t “in any manner undermine his” shopper’s “flat-out denial of the claims.”
However the short finish to this courtroom confrontation, Diddy stays embroiled in several authorized disputes. Most notably, the “Final Night time” artist continues to be suing Diageo, and earlier in November, after a lot backwards and forwards between the alcohol big and the three-time Grammy winner, the ugly disagreement was placed on maintain till 2024.