Throughout the relationship, the suit alleged that Diddy “punched, beat, kicked and stomped on Ms. Ventura, resulting in bruises, burst lips, black eyes and bleeding,” as well as forced her to engage in sex acts with male sex workers.
“Ms. Ventura was terrified, isolated, and unable to see a pathway out of Mr. Combs’ abusive hold on her life,” read the suit, which said that Diddy often showered Cassie with gifts following the alleged abuse. “She found herself becoming numb to the abuse she was experiencing, and became entirely beholden to Mr. Combs’s demands. She began to blindly follow his instructions out of fear of again being on the receiving end of a vicious beating.”
Whenever she tried to leave the relationship, Cassie’s complaint said that Diddy “used his networks to find her.” In one instance, Diddy allegedly “blew up a man’s car after he learned that he was romantically interested in” Cassie claimed in the suit.
By 2017 and 2018, the lawsuit said Cassie “became desperate to leave” and “determined to completely break away from Mr. Combs and his cycle of abuse and made concerted efforts to avoid him.” However, when she met up with him for dinner in September 2018 to discuss ending their relationship for good, Cassie’s suit alleged that Diddy “forced himself into her apartment” and raped her.