UPDATE, 7:52 PM: Simply over 24 hours after Cassandra Ventura submitted a rape and abuse suit versus her previous long time sweetheart Sean Combsthe vocalist and the music magnate ended the incendiary matter.
“I have actually chosen to solve this matter agreeably on terms that I have some level of control,” Ventura a.k.a. Cassie stated in a declaration late Friday of the federal lawsuit that rocked the music biz on November 16 (see listed below for more information). “I wish to thank my household, fans and attorneys for their steady assistance.” The mega-producer likewise called Diddy included with brevity: “We have actually chosen to fix this matter agreeably. I want Cassie and her household all the very best. Love.”
On Thursday there was backward and forward talk in between Ventura and Diddy’s legal representatives of “eight-figure” provides to Cassie to keep peaceful and claims that the complainant had actually looked for $30 million from Combs to not go public. Today, details on what sort of settlement the duo reached was not supplied and neither side was talking. I hear that a “generous amount” was paid to the Step Up 2 starlet.
All of which puts the brakes on what might have been a deep dive by means of legal discovery into Combs’ individual and expert life. The “Missing You” singer/producer and Ventura had actually remained in what seems an unpredictable relationship for over a years with the latter likewise signed to the previous’s Bad Boy record label. News of the suit Thursday saw other accusations of violence and more versus Combs surface area from a range of quarters.
“I am really pleased with Ms. Ventura for having the strength to go public with her suit,” Cassie’s main lawyer Doug Wigdor stated tonight, as his company kept in mind the matter was concluded to his customer and Combs’ “shared fulfillment.” Wigdor went on to state of Ventura and the spotlight her fit attacted: “She should be applauded for doing so.”
FORMERLY, NOV 16 PM: No complete stranger to debate throughout the years, Sean Combs has actually been implicated of rape and extreme physical and mental abuse by his long time previous sweetheart Cassandra Ventura, whose legal representatives state the music magnate attempted to pay her off to keep it peaceful.
Mr. Combs used Ms. Ventura 8 figures to silence her and avoid the filing of this suit,” Doug Wigdor informed Deadline on Thursday after the vocalist and design submitted a match in federal court declaring Combs subjected her to “abuse, violence and sex trafficking” for many years. “She declined his efforts and chose to provide a voice to all female who suffer in silence. Ms. Ventura must be praised for her bravery.”
The declaration today followed Combs’ lawyer Ben Brafman reacted to the filing by stating that his customer “emphatically rejects these offending and outrageous accusations.”
The previous Harvey Weinstein attorney included: “For the previous 6 months, Mr. Combs, has actually undergone Ms. Ventura’s consistent need of $30 million, under the risk of composing a harmful book about their relationship, which was unquestionably declined as outright blackmail. In spite of withdrawing her preliminary danger, Ms. Ventura has actually now turned to submitting a claim filled with unwarranted and outrageous lies, intending to stain Mr. Combs’ credibility and looking for a pay day.”
With all that in between the attorneys, what Ventura declares versus the Bad Boy Entertainment creator over their 11-year individual and expert relationship in the 36-page grievance (check out Ventura’s rape claim problem hereis quite chilling and particular:
In 2022, Mr. Combs got the Lifetime Achievement Award at the BETAwards. Throughout his approval speech, Mr. Combs mentioned, “I need to provide an unique shoutout, thank you, love, to individuals that was actually there for me.” He called a variety of individuals, before including,”[a]nd likewise Cassie, for holding me down in the dark times, love.”
The fact, nevertheless, is that Cassie– Ms. Casandra Ventura– was held down by Mr. Combs and withstood over a years of his violent habits and disrupted needs. For Ms. Ventura, the “dark times” were those she invested caught by Mr. Combs in a cycle of abuse, violence, and sex trafficking.
To name a few violent and crimes, Mr. Combs:
– Raped Ms. Ventura in her own home after she attempted to leave him;
– Often punched, beat, kicked and stomped on Ms. Ventura, leading to contusions, burst lips, shiners and bleeding;
– Blew up a guy’s vehicle after he found out that he was romantically thinking about Ms. Ventura;
– Forced Ms. Ventura to take part in sex acts with male sex employees while masturbating and shooting the encounters;
– Ran out of his apartment or condo with a gun in pursuit of a competing market executive whom he found out neighbored;
– Demanded that Ms. Ventura to bring his gun in her handbag simply to make her unpleasant and show how unsafe he is; and
– Introduced Ms. Ventura to a way of life of extreme alcohol and drug abuse and needed her to acquire illegal prescriptions to please his own dependencies.
Amongst all that, there is actually an explosive accusation that in addition to going complete Suge Knight and dangling individuals off verandas, Combs at one point about a years earlier threatened to explode rap artist Kid Cudi’s cars and truck for dating Ventura. “Around that time, Kid Cudi’s cars and truck blew up in his driveway,” the problem states.
In a declaration launched after the eight-claim jury-trial-seeking grievance was submitted, Ventura included that “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 females who deal with violence and abuse in their relationships.” The Step Up 2: The Streets starlet continued: “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.”
Ventura is looking for “a cash judgment representing countervailing damages consisting of substantial damages, lost salaries, making, and all other amounts of cash, together with interest on these quantities, according to evidence” and “a cash judgment for psychological discomfort and suffering and extreme psychological distress, according to evidence,” along with different undefined damages.
Having actually launched his very first solo album in 17 years in mid-September, Combs has actually likewise remained in the news more than typical of late, with his structure providing $1 million to HBCU Jackson State University’s football group and his investment firm in August contributing $1 million towards monetary literacy efforts.
In September, prior to The Love Album: Off The Grid dropped, Combs handed publishing and songwriting rights back to a multitude of Bad Boy artists. The non-traditional relocation included a caution: To get rights, Bad Boy artists previous and present needed to sign an NDA that avoided them from stating much about Combs or the business.