Vocalist Casandra Ventura, who carries out under the name Cassie, has actually reached a settlement simply one day after bringing a federal claim in New York versus artist and business owner Sean “Diddy” Combs in which she implicated him of rape and physical abuse throughout their relationship, her lawyer verified in a declaration.
“I have actually chosen to solve this matter agreeably on terms that I have some level of control. I wish to thank my household, fans and legal representatives for their steadfast assistance.” Ventura stated in the declaration.
“We have actually chosen to fix this matter agreeably,” Combs stated in his own declaration. “I want Cassie and her household all the very best. Love.”
Regards to the settlement were not divulged.
The problem submitted Thursday explained the 54-year-old Combs as a “vicious, terrible, and managing male,” who “asserted total control over Ms. Ventura’s individual and expert life,” and in-depth abuse he presumably caused on her after fulfilling her in 2005 when the vocalist was 19 years of ages.
The 2 outdated on-and-off from about 2007 to 2018.
“After years in silence and darkness, I am lastly prepared to inform my story, and to speak out on behalf of myself and for the advantage of other ladies who deal with violence and abuse in their relationships,” Ventura had actually stated in a declaration to CBS News Thursday. “With the expiration of New York’s Adult Survivors Act quickly approaching, it ended up being clear that this was a chance to speak out about the injury I have actually experienced which I will be recuperating from for the rest of my life.”
The match leveled several claims versus Combs, consisting of that he raped Ventura in her home after she attempted to leave him, that he “frequently punched, beat, kicked and stomped on Ms. Ventura, leading to swellings, burst lips, shiners and bleeding,” which in 2012 he exploded rap artist Kid Cudi’s vehicle after learning he was romantically thinking about Ventura.
Combs rejected the claims, and a lawyer for the rap artist stated Ventura tried to blackmail him for $30 million.
“Mr. Combs emphatically rejects these offending and outrageous claims,” Combs’ legal representative, Ben Brafman stated in a declaration to CBS News Thursday. “For the previous 6 months, Mr. Combs has actually gone through Ms. Ventura’s relentless need of $30 million, under the risk of composing a destructive book about their relationship, which was unquestionably declined as outright blackmail.”
Faris Tanyos is a news editor for CBSNews.com, where he composes and modifies stories and tracks breaking news. He formerly worked as a digital news manufacturer at a number of regional news stations up and down the West Coast.
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