“I’m in complete support of her,” the pop star, 39, tells Page Six exclusively.
O’Day also took to her Instagram Story to add, “Been trynna tell y’all for years. Prayers up for this queen @cassie.”
Former Danity Kane bandmate Dawn Richard also made a post on Twitter saying “praying for Cassie and her family, for peace and healing. you are beautiful and brave.”
O’ Day competed on Comb’s show “Making the Band 3” and was chosen to join the girl group under his label Band Boy Records. Yet, in the following season finale back in October of 2008, Combs revealed that O’Day had been kicked out of the group.
On an episode of “Call Her Daddy”, the singer said she was fired because she “wasn’t willing to do what was expected of [her] — not talent-wise, but in other areas.”
The “Show Stopper” singer said that she was the “only girl that was in those type of positions.”
“You know, I have such a love-hate [relationship] with it all because I don’t think I would’ve been able to be so successful in so many other areas had I not been trained under Diddy,” she told host Alex Cooper.
“He was the hardest person that you can work for, and it was torture. And not the work part of it, but the other stuff — mind games.”
O’Day also claimed there was a “lot of betrayal” and “lies” noting that she was “young and impressionable.”
“We understand our beauty, as women, through the eyes of the people observing us,” she explained. “Well, who’s observing us? Men. So we learn our beauty through a man’s eye, which is very subjective.
“So it’s difficult when you’re that young to understand your worth as a woman through the men that I was around, and that was very traumatic. I don’t think any of us have healed from that,” she added, going on to claim that Combs, 54, would say things like, “You’re not hot anymore. What happened?”
The songstress also made sure to note that “there was no #MeToo [movement]” or “protecting anyone at that time,” sharing that the norm was to “sign a million NDAs and a million contracts that took away all your rights.”
O’Day also claims that in September that Combs recently asked her and the former bandmates to sign NDAs promising to never disparage him or his record label.
“And me, as somebody that’s a girl’s girl, I hit everyone in my group and said, ‘Absolutely do not take this deal,’” she said.
Cassie was with Combs for nearly 13 years until they broke up in October of 2018.
The singer claims that there has been a pattern of abuse, even to the point to have sex with male prostitutes while he filmed, physically abusing her and supplying her with drugs.
“After years in silence and darkness, I am finally ready to tell my story and to speak up on behalf of myself and for the benefit of other women who face violence and abuse in their relationships,” the “Me & U” hitmaker, 37, told Page Six in a statement.
“With the expiration of New York’s Adult Survivors Act fast approaching, it became clear that this was an opportunity to speak up about the trauma I have experienced and that I will be recovering from for the rest of my life.”
Combs’ attorney denied the allegations, claiming that Cassie had been demanding money from his client.
“Mr. Combs vehemently denies these offensive and outrageous allegations,” the lawyer told us. “For the past 6 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,” the lawyer went on, “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.”
If you or someone you know is affected by any of the issues raised in this story, call the Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-330-0226.