Wagswoofs – According to a lawsuit filed on Thursday, Sean “Diddy” Combs has been accused of subjecting R&B singer Cassie to a lengthy relationship that involved physical abuse and sexual assault.
In a lawsuit filed against the producer and music mogul, Cassie (whose legal name is Casandra Ventura) made allegations that Combs introduced her to his lavish, high-speed, and drug-filled lifestyle shortly after she signed to his label at the age of 19, when he was 37, in 2005. The suit was filed in New York federal court.
According to Attorney Ben Brafman, Combs firmly denies the accusations.
According to Ventura, who is now 37 years old, Combs, who is now 54 years old, initiated the cycle of abuse in their relationship from the very beginning.
“I am finally ready to share my story and speak out against violence and abuse in relationships. This is not just for myself, but for the many women who face similar challenges,” stated Ventura after years of silence and darkness.”
Ventura has chosen to publicly come forward with her story of sexual abuse, a decision that is not always made by survivors. The Associated Press generally does not disclose the names of individuals who have reported sexual abuse unless they have made the choice to share their experience publicly.
According to Brafman, the allegations against him are baseless and untrue. He firmly denies any wrongdoing and believes that these accusations are completely fabricated.
In a statement, it was revealed that Ms. Ventura has been relentlessly demanding $30 million from Mr. Combs for the past six months. She threatened to write a damaging book about their relationship if he didn’t comply. This demand was unequivocally rejected as blatant blackmail. Although she withdrew her initial threat, Ms. Ventura has now filed a lawsuit filled with baseless and outrageous lies with the intention of tarnishing Mr. Combs’s reputation and seeking a payday.
According to Ventura’s lawyer, Douglas Wigdor, Combs attempted to offer her a substantial amount of money to keep quiet about the lawsuit. Despite the offer of “eight figures,” Ventura refused and instead chose to speak out on behalf of all women who have been silenced in similar situations.
Over the past thirty years, Combs has become a highly influential figure in the world of hip-hop production and executive management.
They started dating in 2007 and had an on-again, off-again relationship that spanned over a decade, according to sources.
Back in 2006, Cassie rose to fame with her chart-topping hit single “Me & U,” produced by Ryan Leslie. This song secured the number one spot on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop songs chart, and it was the lead single of Cassie’s self-titled debut studio album.
She has graced both the television and film industries with her acting skills. Her notable appearances include Fox’s “Empire,” “Step Up 2: The Streets,” and “Spenser Confidential.”
Sean Combs, known as one of hip-hop’s most successful entrepreneurs, has created a massive empire with various entities under his famous name. He founded Bad Boy Records and has won three Grammy Awards for his work with prominent artists such as Notorious B.I.G., Mary J. Blige, Usher, Lil Kim, Faith Evans, and 112.
Sean “Diddy” Combs, a skilled mogul, established the Sean John fashion clothing line, initiated the Revolt TV channel, which mainly features music, and produced the “Making the Band” reality show for MTV.
Earlier this year, his fifth studio album, “The Love Album: Off the Grid,” was released and has recently received two Grammy nominations.
During the BET Awards in 2022, Combs expressed his gratitude towards Ventura for supporting him during his difficult times by stating, “Thank you for holding me down in the dark times, love,” as mentioned in the lawsuit.