The “Me & U” singer, born as Casandra Ventura, revealed that she met the Revolt CEO back in 2005 when she was only 19 years old.
According to her claims, Diddy began a pattern of abuse and control that included allegedly forcing her to have sex with male prostitutes while he filmed, physically abusing her and supplying her with drugs.
Cassie also claims in the suit that Sean Combs forced his way into her home and raped her toward the end of their longtime relationship back in 2018.
The “Long Way 2 Go” singer, 37, also stated in the lawsuit that Diddy, 54, “was prone to uncontrollable rage, and frequently beat Ms. Ventura savagely.”
The “beatings” were allegedly often witnessed by people including staff and his employees.
However, no one “dared to speak up against their frightening and ferocious boss.”
“Over the years that Mr. Combs abused Ms. Ventura physically and sexually, she again and again tried to escape his tight hold over her life,” the lawsuit stated. “Every time she hid, Mr. Combs’s vast network of corporations and affiliated entities found her, and those who worked for Mr. Combs’s companies implored her to return to him.”
“Many went as far as to explicitly state that her failure to return to Mr. Combs would hinder her success in the entertainment industry.”
In addition, Cassie says she detailed one specific incident from September 2018 where she joined the Sean John founder for dinner “for what she believed would be a discussion about concluding their relationship for good.”
Yet, she claimed that once they returned to her household that Diddy was paying for, he allegedly “forced himself into her apartment” and tried to kiss her.
“She told him to stop and attempted to push him away,” the lawsuit read. “Mr. Combs then forcibly pulled off Ms. Ventura’s clothing and unbuckled his belt. He proceeded to rape Ms. Ventura while she repeatedly said ‘no’ and tried to push him away.”
Cassie recently told Page Six, “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.
“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.”
Diddy’s attorney, Ben Brafman, denied the accusations in a statement to the publication claiming that Cassie had been demanding money from Diddy.
“Mr. Combs vehemently denies these offensive and outrageous allegations,” the lawyer said. “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, 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.”
On the other hand, Cassie’s lawyer, Douglas Wigdor, also told Page Six that his client and Diddy spoke before she filed the lawsuit where the musician apparently offered her money to remain silent.
“Mr. Combs offered Ms. Ventura eight figures to silence her and prevent the filing of this lawsuit,” Wigdor said. “She rejected his efforts.”
The two dated for roughly 10 years until calling it off back in 2018.
In the following year, Cassie wed fitness trainer Alex Fine. The two currently have two daughters together.
Diddy has since been in an open relationship with City Girls rapper Yung Miami. The rapper and mogul also welcomed his seventh child back late last October.
He was also in a previous relationship with Kim Porter, who passed at the age of 46, in November of 2016.
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.