19th November, 2023
By Taiwo Okanlawon
American rapper P Diddy has settled with his ex-girlfriend Cassie on the rape and assault charges levied against him on Friday, November 17, 2023.
The two resolved their case amicably less than 24 hours after the $30 million bombshell suit was filed. Cassie, whose full name is Casandra Ventura, disclosed this in a statement provided to the New York Times on Friday evening.
“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,” she said.
Diddy, whose real name is Sean Combs, also told the news outlet that they decided to settle their case out of court. The rapper went on to wish her well.
His statement read, “We have decided to resolve this matter amicably. I wish Cassie and her family all the best. Love.”
In her very public case filed on Friday, Cassie alleged that her relationship with the rapper was riddled with physical, sexual, and emotional abuse.
Their on-and-off relationship lasted for a decade, and she revealed that within those years, she was forced to participate in sexual encounters with male prostitutes as Diddy watched, masturbated, and recorded videos.
According to the suit, he called these events “freak-offs.” Additionally, she stated that every time she tried to leave the relationship, he would find her and threaten her. Their relationship came to an end in 2018, and according to Cassie’s suit, Diddy broke into her house and raped her.
Now, even though Diddy’s attorney denied all the claims that she made, calling her attempts a cash grab, the rapper has chosen to pay her the $30 million she demanded for damages.