Just someday after Cassie filed a bombshell sexual assault, abuse, and trafficking lawsuit towards Diddy, they determined to settle.
According to the NY Times, Cassie and Diddy introduced the settlement on the night of Friday (Nov. 17). This comes after the “Official Singer” singer filed on Thursday afternoon in New York beneath town’s momentary ‘Adult Survivors Act,’ which is ready to run out on Nov. 23.
The 35-page submitting accused Diddy of sexually assaulting Cassandra Ventura on a number of events after allegedly coercing her right into a relationship. Cassie said that in their ten-year-plus relationship, Diddy bodily abused her with extreme beatings witnessed by employees. She additionally accused him of forcing her to carry out sexual acts with male intercourse staff throughout state strains whereas he allegedly watched, made calls for, recorded, and self-pleasured.
See the complete courtroom submitting right here.
Cassie And Diddy Release Statements After Settlement
Amid information of settling the lawsuit, Cassie and Diddy launched statements by way of the NY Times.
“I have decided to resolve this matter amicably on terms that I have some level of control,” Cassie instructed the NY Times in an announcement. “I want to thank my family, fans, and lawyers for their unwavering support.”
Diddy instructed the outlet by way of assertion:
“We have decided to resolve this matter amicably. I wish Cassie and her family all the best. Love.”
In a further assertion to The Shade Room, the producer’s lawyer said the next:
“Just so we’re clear, a decision to settle a lawsuit, especially in 2023, is in no way an admission of wrongdoing. Mr. Combs‘ decision to settle the lawsuit does not in any way undermine his flat-out denial of the claims. He is happy they got to a mutual settlement and wishes Ms. Ventura the best.”
It’s unclear how a lot the previous pair settled the lawsuit for.
However, after denying Cassie’s lawsuit allegations, a lawyer for Diddy accused Cassie of wanting a “payday.”
“Mr. Combs vehemently denies these offensive and outrageous allegations,” Diddy’s lawyer Ben Brafman mentioned on Nov. 16. “For the past 6 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.”
Meanwhile, her lawyer, Douglas Wigdor, mentioned that Diddy had beforehand provided Cassie “eight figures to silence her and prevent the filing of” her lawsuit. However, she had “rejected his efforts.”
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Parties Reached Settlement Following Trending Videos Of Past Interactions
Hours earlier than the events reached their settlement, social media customers appeared intently at previous content material that includes Diddy and Cassie.
Diddy’s 2022 BET Lifetime Achievement Award acceptance speech got here into focus. Cassie had talked about the speech in her lawsuit, saying Diddy thanked her for holding him down in “dark times” when he was the one holding her down — in a damaging method.
She described the “dark times” as “those she spent trapped by Mr. Combs in a cycle of abuse, violence, and sex trafficking,” per the submitting.
Another video that got here into trending focus early Friday was an excerpt of a red-carpet interview with the entertainers. In 2018, a Vogue reporter requested Cassie on the Met Gala about revealing any confessions. She responded that she retains “everything” inside herself or between her and Diddy.
A video of the “Me & U” singer embracing husband Alex Fine after he reportedly ran 50 miles to help a home violence shelter additionally obtained viral consideration.
Another resurfaced clip that shook the web was Yung Joc revealing the second Diddy allegedly demanded Cassie shave her head — resulting in the enduring coiffure that dominated the early 2010s.
After Cassie filed her lawsuit, a number of fellow entertainers stepped ahead to help her allegations, together with Kid Cudi. He reportedly confirmed by a spokesperson that his automotive exploded in his driveway shortly after alleged threats by Diddy — who was allegedly jealous of Cudi’s transient romance with Cassie.
Three out of 5 Dainty Kane group members, Aubrey O’Day, D. Woods, and Dawn Richard, additionally confirmed their public help for Cassie.