Cassie Settles Sexual Assault Lawsuit with Sean “Diddy” Combs


Cassie Settles Sexual Assault Lawsuit with Sean “Diddy” Combs

The singer had accused the hip-hop mogul of rape, physical and sexual abuse, and sex trafficking earlier this week

Sean “Diddy” Combs Cassie

Sean “Diddy” Combs (Photo by Bryan Steffy/WireImage) / Cassie (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)

The R&B and singer Cassie, who had accused Sean “Diddy” Combs of rape, sexual battery, and sex trafficking in a bombshell lawsuit this week, has settled her suit with the hip-hop mogul. Her attorney, Douglas H. Wigdor, announced the development in a press release Friday night (November 17), a day after the New York Times first reported on the suit.

Both parties shared brief statements about the swift end to the case, with Cassie writing, “I have decided to resolve this matter amicably on terms that I have some level of control. I want to thank my family, fans and lawyers for their unwavering support.”

Diddy, for his part, offered, “We have decided to resolve this matter amicably. I wish Cassie and her family all the best. Love.” Wigdor said that neither his client nor Diddy would make further comment on the matter, and did not disclose the sum of the settlement.

In her suit, Cassie, whose legal name is Casandra Elizabeth Ventura, detailed numerous instances of sexual, verbal, and physical abuse over the course of several years, along with accusations of sex trafficking and forced drug use. She filed the suit under New York’s Adult Survivors Act, which expires on November 23. Former Danity Kane members Dawn Richard and Aubrey O’Day, who had both worked with Diddy via Making the Band, expressed their support for Cassie

If you or someone you know has been affected by sexual assault, we encourage you to reach out for support:

RAINN National Sexual Assault Hotline
1 800 656 HOPE (4673)

Crisis Text Line
SMS: Text “HELLO” or “HOLA” to 741-741

If you or someone you know have been affected by domestic abuse, we encourage you to reach out:

The National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

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