Video appears to show Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs beating Cassie in 2016

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Safety video aired by CNN seems to indicate Sean “Diddy” Combs bodily assaulting singer Cassie in a Los Angeles lodge hallway in 2016.

The video aired Friday seems to indicate Combs, sporting solely a white towel, punching and kicking the R&B singer who was his protege and longtime girlfriend on the time. The footage additionally exhibits the music mogul shoving and dragging Cassie, and throwing a vase in her path.

The video, dated March 5, 2016, carefully resembles the outline of an incident on the now-closed InterContinental Resort in Los Angeles described in a November lawsuit filed by Cassie, whose authorized title is Cassandra Ventura, that alleged years of sexual abuse and different violence from Combs.

The lawsuit was settled the day after it was filed, however spurred intense scrutiny of Combs, with a number of extra lawsuits filed within the following months, together with a federal prison sex-trafficking investigation that led authorities to raid Combs’ mansions in Los Angeles and Miami.

Representatives for Combs didn’t instantly present touch upon the video, however he has beforehand denied the allegations within the lawsuits, and his attorneys have mentioned he denies any wrongdoing.

CNN didn’t say the way it obtained the video however famous it verified the situation it was shot by evaluating the footage to publicly obtainable photographs of the InterContinental Resort.

“The gut-wrenching video has solely additional confirmed the disturbing and predatory habits of Mr. Combs,” mentioned Douglas Wigdor, an lawyer for Cassie who has filed different lawsuits towards Combs. “Phrases can’t specific the braveness and fortitude that Ms. Ventura has proven in coming ahead to carry this to gentle.”

The Related Press doesn’t usually title individuals who say they’ve been sexually abused except they arrive ahead publicly as Ventura has.


Related Press Leisure Author Jonathan Landrum, Jr. contributed to this report.

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