The New York Post reports that Cassie and Diddy have reached an agreement to settle their sexual assault lawsuit, which was filed in Manhattan federal court on Thursday (November 16), just one day after it made headlines.
The settlement was reportedly reached on Friday (November 17). “I have decided to resolve this matter amicably on terms that I have some level of control,” Cassie (real name Casandra Ventura) said in a statement (via the Post). “I want to thank my family, fans, and lawyers for their unwavering support.”
Diddy (real name Sean Combs) shared his own statement, in which he explained the former couple had come to an agreement amicably.
“We have decided to resolve this matter amicably,” he said. “I wish Cassie and her family all the best.”
No information regarding the settlement has been made public. In her initial legal action, filed on November 16, Cassie alleged that Diddy subjected her to a consistent pattern of physical and emotional abuse throughout their relationship, which lasted approximately ten years.
Her complaint included shocking claims, such as Diddy physically assaulting her multiple times a year, providing her with excessive amounts of drugs, and coercing her into engaging in sexual acts with male prostitutes while he recorded and engaged in self-gratification.
The singer also stated that towards the end of their relationship in 2018, the 54-year-old music executive forcibly entered her apartment and raped her despite her repeated objections and attempts to resist. Additionally, it was alleged that Puff orchestrated a plot to destroy Kid Cudi’s car in 2012 after discovering that Cassie was dating the “Day ‘N’ Nite” rapper.
A representative for Cudi confirmed to The New York Times that one of his vehicles exploded in his driveway. Douglas Wigdor, the singer’s attorney, stated that prior to the lawsuit being filed, Diddy offered Cassie a substantial sum of money to keep her quiet and prevent legal action, but she declined his attempts. The lawsuit, which named Diddy and several of his affiliated companies as defendants, sought unspecified damages.
Diddy denied all of the allegations in a statement issued on Thursday via his attorney Ben Brafman.
“Mr. Combs vehemently denies these offensive and outrageous allegations,” the statement began. “For the past six months, Mr. Combs has been subjected to Ms Ventura’s persistent demand of $ 30 million, under the threat of writing a damaging book about their relationship, which was unequivocally rejected as blatant blackmail.
“Despite withdrawing her initial threat, Ms. Ventura has now resorted to filing a lawsuit riddled with baseless and outrageous lies, aiming to tarnish Mr. Combs’s reputation and seeking a payday.”