Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs settles rape and abuse lawsuit with ex Cassie one day after she files

Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs settles rape and abuse lawsuit with ex Cassie one day after she files

Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs and his ex Cassie have settled a lawsuit filed on Thursday (Picture: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP via Getty Images)

Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs has settled a lawsuit filed by US singer Cassie which claimed she was a victim of rape and violent behaviour during their decade-long relationship.

The claims have been settled ‘to their mutual satisfaction’ a day after they were filed at a New York federal court, her lawyer Douglas Wigdor confirmed on Friday.

The original lawsuit claimed that Cassie, whose real name is Casandra Ventura, was raped ‘in her own home after she tried to leave him’ and ‘endured over a decade of his violent behaviour and disturbed demands’.

The suit contained a rare trigger warning on the front due to the extreme nature of the allegations.

It was also alleged that Combs was ‘prone to uncontrollable rage’, with claims including that he ‘blew up a man’s car after he learned that he was romantically interested in Ms Ventura’.

Ventura was 19 when she met Combs and alleged he started a pattern of abuse and controlling behaviour that included ‘beating her, plying her with drugs and forcing her to have sex with male prostitutes as Combs filmed’.

The lawsuit was filed in New York on Thursday (Picture: Jamie McCarthy/WireImage)

She claimed Combs was incredibly controlling, not only over her career, but also over personal details including medical records, and alleged claims that she had an MRI scan for memory loss that she claims may have been caused by a ‘beating’ Combs gave her and that the results went straight to him.

The lawsuit stated Ventura has required ‘intensive medical and psychological care to recover from the trauma she lived through’ and is seeking justice for a decade of ‘threats of violence, excessive use of drugs, physical and psychological abuse, and sexual slavery’.

US rapper Combs, 54, has vehemently denied the allegations made against him.

Combs denied the allegations (Picture: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

On Friday, Ventura said: ‘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.’

While Combs said: ‘We have decided to resolve this matter amicably. I wish Cassie and her family all the best. Love.’

Terms of the settlement have not been disclosed.

In a statement, Mr Wigdor said: ‘I am very proud of Ms Ventura for having the strength to go public with her lawsuit. She ought to be commended for doing so.’

Combs is a three-time Grammy winner whose hit songs include I’ll Be Missing You, Can’t Nobody Hold Me Down and Give Me Love.

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