The troubling charges made by the singer were described in depth in the court records on Thursday, November 17, 2023. Cassie disclosed that she was only 19 years old when she first met Diddy in 2005, and that “he began a pattern of abuse,” which included physical assault and drug supply.
Diddy and Cassie started dating in 2007 and dated intermittently for over ten years, ending in a breakup in 2018.
“After years in silence and darkness,” the singer said in a statement, “I am finally ready to tell my story, and to speak up on behalf of myself and for the benefit of other women who face violence and abuse in their relationships.”
She said that in addition to the assault, the rapper had forced her to have sex with male prostitutes while he was filming.
A further startling finding from the complaint concerned Kid Cudi. When Ventura and Cudi allegedly started dating in the beginning of 2012, Diddy allegedly became so enraged that he threatened to blow up his car. The lawsuit claims that Kid Cudi’s car exploded in his driveway at that same time. According to reports, Cudi confirmed the allegations, saying, “This is all true.”
Cassie noted that his employees frequently saw the abuse, but no one ever reported it. Her attorney stated in the lawsuit that the rapper routinely beat her up and was prone to fits of fury.
The document went on to say that Diddy would walk about with his gun to remind her that she was not allowed to escape and that even if she tried to hide from him, he would always find her.
Diddy’s lawyer, Ben Brafman, issued a statement on behalf of the rapper refuting all of the accusations. He countered that for the previous six months, Cassie has been attempting to extort $30 million from him.
Brafman stated, “Mr. Combs vehemently denies these offensive and outrageous allegations. For the past six months, Mr. Combs has been subjected to Ms. Ventura’s persistent demand of $30 million under the threat of writing a damaging book about their relationship, which was unequivocally rejected as blatant blackmail. Despite withdrawing her initial threat, Ms. Ventura has now resorted to filing a lawsuit riddled with baseless and outrageous lies, aiming to tarnish Mr. Combs’s reputation and seeking a payday.”