A lawsuit has been filed in federal court against Sean Combs citing alleged rape and assault. Cassandra Ventura aka Cassie, who once recorded for Sean’s Bad Boy label, claims Sean Combs raped and beat her for over a decade. Cassandra Ventura, troubled by years of physical and emotional abuse, trauma, rape and neglect, has finally opened up about the toxic relationship that changed her life and sent her down the path of anxiety.
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In a statement to the court, Cassie said: “After years of silence and darkness, I am finally ready to tell my story and to speak up for myself and for the benefit of other women who are experiencing 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 about the trauma that I have experienced and from which I will recover for the rest of my life.”
The case was filed in US District Court in New York. It names Bad Boy Records and other companies associated with Combs as complicit in the alleged abuse. The case was filed with only a week to go before the Adult Survivors Act, which allowed for an exception to the statute of limitations, expires on November 23.
Sean Combs and Cassie: A Timeline of Their Romance
Cassie and Sean “Diddy” Combs were a couple to be reckoned with. Cassie was just 19 when she met the then 37-year-old Sean, and they immediately felt connected. They stayed together for more than a decade before splitting in 2018. Considering all the moments when she felt desperate and needed support to break away from this relationship, Cassie and her team want to be the voice for all women who find it difficult to open up about their trauma.
It was in 2006 when Cassie released her self-titled album through Bad Boy. The debut album boasted hits like “Long Way 2 Go” and “Me & U”, the latter of which was accompanied by a remix featuring Diddy. The album was released through Diddy’s label, Bad Boy. In 2007, Cassie became the spokesmodel for Sean Don. It was then that rumors of their romance began to circulate. Both Diddy and Cassie denied the said rumors.
The years 2012, 2013 and 2014 were the best if we go by their public appearances. They attended parties and red carpets together. In 2013, Cassie said she wanted to start her own empire of sorts, apparently taking inspiration from Diddy. “Just being around him is a completely inspiring experience,” she said at the time. The following year, there were rumors that the two had become engaged.
In the following years, they broke up and patched up several times. There were reports that the two would often engage in explosive arguments.
Sean Combs’ response to rape allegations
In response, calling it nothing more than an attempt to defame him by a former boyfriend, Sean Combs, and team denied all allegations, “Mr. Combs vehemently denies these offensive and scandalous allegations. For the past six months, Mr. Combs has been subject to Ms. Ventura’s persistent demands for $30 million under the threat of writing a damaging book about their relationship, which was unequivocally dismissed as blatant blackmail.Despite withdrawing her original threat, Ms. Ventura has now resorted to to file a lawsuit filled with baseless and outrageous lies, with the purpose of tarnishing Mr. Combs’ reputation and seeking a payday.”
Meanwhile, one of Cassandra Ventura’s attorneys, Wigdor, responded to Sean’s team’s statement, saying the music mogul offered Ventura “eight figures to silence her and prevent the filing of this lawsuit. She rejected his efforts and decided to give a voice for all women who suffer in silence. Ms. Ventura is to be commended for her bravery.”
What looked like a happy alliance to many was actually quite bitter if the lawsuit is to be believed. One shocking claim is that Sean Combs “blow up a man’s car after he found out he was romantically interested in Ms. Ventura.” The man in question was rapper Kid Cudi. In another, Combs “was prone to uncontrollable rages and often brutally beat Ms. Ventura. These beatings were witnessed by Mr. Combs’ employees and employees of Bad Boy Entertainment and Mr. Combs’ related companies, but no one dared speak out against their terrifying and ferocious boss. . . . After these episodes of horrific abuse, Mr. Combs would immediately try to hide Ms. Ventura and the evidence of his violent rages. He often showered her with gifts after incidents of physical violence, a typical pattern of behavior among serial abusers.”