One day after Sean “Diddy” Combsprevious romantic partner and R&B vocalist Cassie Ventura sued him for many years of supposed physical abuse and even rape, the set have actually solved the claims she submitted in Manhattan federal court.
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“I have actually chosen to solve this matter agreeably on terms that I have some level of control,” Ventura stated in a declaration provided late Friday night (Nov. 17) by her lawyer, Douglas Wigdor“I wish to thank my household, fans and attorneys for their steady assistance.”
Combs reacted with a declaration, including, “We have actually chosen to fix this matter agreeably. I want Cassie and her household all the very best. Love.” No terms were revealed and the release specifies that “the celebrations will have no more declarations.”
When reached by SignboardWigdor decreased to comment even more.
Combs’ lawyer, Ben Brafmanlaunched the following declaration on Saturday (Nov. 18): “Just so we’re clear, a choice to settle a suit, specifically in 2023, remains in no chance an admission of misdeed. Mr. Combs’ choice to settle the claim does not in any method weaken his flat-out rejection of the claims. He mores than happy they got to a shared settlement and wants Ms. Ventura the very best.”
In the suitlawyers for Ventura declared she “sustained over a years of his violent habits and disrupted needs,” consisting of duplicated physical poundings and requiring her to “take part in sex acts with male sex employees” while he masturbated.
According to the problem, after she tried to separate herself from him in 2018, Combs “required her into her home and raped her while she consistently stated ‘no’ and attempted to press him away.”
“Ms. Ventura has now totally left Mr. Combs, however the damage that the attacks and sexual assault he triggered her to experience for almost a years will permanently haunt her,” composed Cassie’s lawyer Douglas Wigdor, who has actually submitted a variety of prominent sexual assault cases. “She can not, nevertheless, continue to reside in silence about what she withstood. Mr. Combs stays profoundly effective, and exceptionally harmful.”
Combs’ lawyer, celeb defense attorney Brafman, stated his customer “emphatically rejects these offending and outrageous claims,” declaring that for the last 6 months, Ventura had actually required $30 million “under the danger of composing a destructive book about their relationship, which was unquestionably declined as outright blackmail.” In the declaration, Brafman continued, “Despite withdrawing her preliminary danger, Ms. Ventura has actually now turned to submitting a suit filled with unwarranted and outrageous lies, intending to taint Mr. Combs’ track record and looking for a pay day.”
Wigdor reacted that Combs had actually used Ventura “8 figures” to avoid her from submitting the suit, a deal she declined.
Ventura, who had an on-and-off public relationship with Combs for 11 years till they divided in 2018, states that she satisfied the hip-hop magnate in 2005, when she was simply 19 and he was 37. After he signed her to his Bad Boy Records label, she states Combs “tempted” her into a romantic relationship– albeit one in which he “asserted total control over Ms. Ventura’s individual and expert life.”
Throughout the relationship, Ventura states she suffered “episodes of dreadful abuse,” consisting of times when he would fly into an “unmanageable rage” and “beat Ms. Ventura savagely.” She states he would advise her of his capability to damage her, consisting of by needing her to bring his weapon in her handbag.
The fit likewise implicates Combs of exploding a vehicle coming from Kid Cudi in 2012 after the rap artist revealed interest in Ventura. “Mr. Combs informed Ms. Ventura that he was going to explode Kid Cudi’s vehicle, which he wished to guarantee that Kid Cudi was home with his good friends when it took place,” Ventura’s legal representatives compose. “Around that time, Kid Cudi’s cars and truck took off in his driveway.”
The case was submitted under freshly enacted laws in New York and California that modified the time limitations for bringing abuse claims, producing minimal windows for supposed survivors to take legal action over years-old allegations that would usually be disallowed under the statute of restrictions. In New York, the look-back window closes later on this month.
In a declaration released this evening, Wigdor included, “I am really pleased with Ms. Ventura for having the strength to go public with her suit. She should be applauded for doing so.”