The lawsuit, which was filed Thursday (November 16) in New York, accused Combs of sex trafficking and sexual assault, according to court documents. Now, the former couple have reached a settlement in the singer’s lawsuit against Combs.
In an official statements, both parties said they had reached a resolution in the case.
“I have decided to resolve this matter amicably on terms that I have some level of control,” Cassie, whose real name is Casandra Ventura, stated. “I want to thank my family, fans and lawyers for their unwavering support.”
In a separate statement, Combs wrote: “We have decided to resolve this matter amicably. I wish Cassie and her family all the best. Love.”
“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,” Combs attorney, Brafman, said in a statement.
There are rumors that Diddy was forced to pay Cassie $100 million. His legal team told the press that – before filing the suit – Cassie was requesting just $30M to settle.
According to the complaint, Cassie claimed the abuse began when she entered into a professional and sexual relationship with Combs when she was just 19 and he was 37.
After signing to his label Bad Boy Records, Cassie alleges that Combs “lured [her] into an ostentatious, fast-paced, and drug-fueled lifestyle, and into a romantic relationship with him — her boss, one of the most powerful men in the entertainment industry, and a vicious, cruel, and controlling man nearly two decades her senior.”
In one of the suit’s most disturbing allegations, Cassie said that for years she was forced to participate in sexual encounters with a succession of male prostitutes, as Diddy watched, masturbated and recorded videos. According the suit, he called these events “freak offs,” and they took place in a number of high-end hotels throughout the United States.
According to Cassie’s suit, Diddy controlled nearly every aspect of her life, paying for her homes, car, clothes and other necessities, and even had access to her personal medical records.