Simply sooner or later after Cassie filed a bombshell sexual assault, abuse, and trafficking lawsuit towards Diddy, they determined to settle.
Based on 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 below town’s momentary ‘Grownup Survivors Act,’ which is about 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 acknowledged that in their ten-year-plus relationship, Diddy bodily abused her with extreme beatings witnessed by workers. She additionally accused him of forcing her to carry out sexual acts with male intercourse employees throughout state strains whereas he allegedly watched, made calls for, recorded, and self-pleasured.
See the complete courtroom submitting here.
Cassie And Diddy Launch Statements After Settlement
Amid information of settling the lawsuit, Cassie and Diddy launched statements by way of the NY Occasions.
“I’ve determined to resolve this matter amicably on phrases that I’ve some stage of management,” Cassie instructed the NY Occasions in an announcement. “I wish to thank my household, followers, and attorneys for his or her unwavering assist.”
Diddy instructed the outlet by way of assertion:
“Now we have determined to resolve this matter amicably. I want Cassie and her household all the perfect. Love.”
In a further assertion to The Shade Room, the producer’s lawyer acknowledged the next:
“Simply so we’re clear, a call to settle a lawsuit, particularly in 2023, is under no circumstances an admission of wrongdoing. Mr. Combs‘ resolution to settle the lawsuit doesn’t in any means undermine his flat-out denial of the claims. He’s comfortable they obtained to a mutual settlement and needs Ms. Ventura the perfect.”
It’s unclear how a lot the previous pair settled the lawsuit for.
Nevertheless, 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 previous 6 months, Mr. Combs has been subjected to Ms. Ventura’s persistent demand of $30 million, below the specter of writing a harmful e-book about their relationship, which was unequivocally rejected as blatant blackmail.”
In the meantime, her lawyer, Douglas Wigdor, mentioned that Diddy had beforehand provided Cassie “eight figures to silence her and forestall the submitting of” her lawsuit. Nevertheless, she had “rejected his efforts.”
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Events Reached Settlement Following Trending Movies Of Previous Interactions
Hours earlier than the events reached their settlement, social media customers appeared carefully 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 “darkish instances” when he was the one holding her down — in a destructive means.
She described the “darkish instances” as “these she spent trapped by Mr. Combs in a cycle of abuse, violence, and intercourse trafficking,” per the submitting.
One other 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 “all the pieces” inside herself or between her and Diddy.
A video of the “Me & U” singer embracing husband Alex Effective after he reportedly ran 50 miles to assist a home violence shelter additionally obtained viral consideration.
One other 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 assist her allegations, together with Child Cudi. He reportedly confirmed by a spokesperson that his automobile exploded in his driveway shortly after alleged threats by Diddy — who was allegedly jealous of Cudi’s temporary romance with Cassie.
Three out of 5 Dainty Kane group members, Aubrey O’Day, D. Woods, and Daybreak Richard, additionally confirmed their public assist for Cassie.