Sean Combs, the rap artist typically called Diddy, has actually been implicated of rape and abuse by his previous romantic partner Cassie.
Cassie, a vocalist and performer whose complete name is Cassandra Ventura, declared in a problem submitted Thursday in Manhattan federal court that Combs raped and physically abused her– consisting of punching, pounding, kicking and stomping on her– throughout their relationship.
Ventura, 37, “was held down by Mr. Combs and withstood over a years of his violent habits and disrupted needs,” the problem stated.
A legal representative for Combs, 54, turned down the allegations, calling them offending and outrageous.
Combs is likewise implicated in the claim of exploding a guy’s cars and truck after finding out that the guy was romantically thinking about Ventura. The fit specifies that Combs required Ventura to make love with male sex employees while he viewed, masturbated and shot the events. It likewise declares that he motivated Ventura to consume extreme quantities of alcohol and abuse drugs, while requiring her to get unlawful prescription medications for him, according to the problem.
The problem likewise declares that Combs went after a competing market executive with a weapon when he learnt the executive neighbored and forced Ventura to bring a weapon.
Combs was “vulnerable to unmanageable rage,” and typically “beat Ms. Ventura savagely,” leading to swellings, burst lips, shiners and bleeding, the problem declares. After episodes of abuse, Combs would attempt to conceal proof and offer Ventura presents, according to the problem. He likewise often advised Ventura of his “capability to trigger severe damage,” the problem states.
” Mr. Combs emphatically rejects these offending and outrageous accusations,” his legal representative Ben Brafman, stated in a declaration. “For the previous 6 months, Mr. Combs has actually gone through Ms. Ventura’s relentless need of $30 million, under the danger of composing a harmful book about their relationship, which was unquestionably turned down as outright blackmail.”
” In spite of withdrawing her preliminary danger, Ms. Ventura has actually now turned to submitting a suit filled with unwarranted and outrageous lies, intending to stain Mr. Combs’ track record and looking for a pay day,” Brafman stated.
Combs has actually not been gotten in touch with or consulted with police relating to the accusations, Brafman stated.
In a declaration, Ventura stated that she had actually remained quiet for many years, however was “lastly all set 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.”
” With the expiration of New york city’s Grownup 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 declaration stated.
The New york city’s Grownup Survivors Acts provided survivors who were sexually attacked as grownups one year to submit fit despite when the statute of restrictions ended. The 1 year window closes Nov. 24.
The couple fulfilled around 2005, and he later on signed Cassie, a vocalist, design, starlet and dancer, to his record label, Bad Kid Records, with a 10-album offer.
Ventura tried to “leave his tight hold over her life,” a variety of times, the fit declares, however whenever, Combs or his partners would track her down.
The fit specifies that she tried to end the relationship in 2018 at a supper with Combs, “after which he required her into her home and raped her.”
She is looking for unlisted offsetting and compensatory damages.
Combs, who increased to prominence in the 1990s, has actually been among the most significant names in hip-hop because, working not just an artist however likewise as a manufacturer and music executive. He was acknowledged at the 2022 BET Life Time Accomplishment Award.
More than twenty years back, after a 1999 shooting at a New york city club that hurt 3 individuals, Combs was acquitted of bribery and weapons-related charges.
Source: NBC News.