In the wake of shocking accusations from his ex Cassie, accusing him of rape, physical abuse, and human trafficking, Sean “Diddy” Combs has made a significant move on his social media.
Fans quickly noticed that the music mogul, aged 54, recently limited who can comment on his Instagram posts. This action came shortly after Cassie, whose real name is Casandra Ventura, filed her lawsuit against him.
Just hours before the lawsuit made headlines, Diddy had posted a promo for his new music, with comments flowing freely until around 4 p.m. ET when news of the lawsuit broke.
Cassie’s lawsuit alleges that the abuse began in 2005, shortly after she started dating Diddy when she was just 19 years old. She claims that he subjected her to a traumatic pattern of physical and emotional abuse, including providing drugs and forcing her into sexual encounters with male prostitutes while filming the acts.
The lawsuit goes on to detail that this alleged abuse persisted throughout their long-term relationship, which ended in 2018. Shockingly, Cassie also alleges that Diddy forced his way into her home and raped her just before their breakup.
In response to the accusations, Cassie stated, “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.”
Diddy’s attorney, Ben Brafman, has vehemently denied these claims, labeling them as “baseless and outrageous.” He alleges that Cassie had been demanding $30 million from Diddy for the past six months, threatening to write a damaging book about their relationship if her demands were not met. Brafman called this an act of “blatant blackmail.”
However, Cassie’s lawyer, Douglas Wigdor, countered these claims, revealing that Diddy had offered Cassie a substantial sum of money to remain silent before the lawsuit was filed. Wigdor stated, “Mr. Combs offered Ms. Ventura eight figures to silence her and prevent the filing of this lawsuit. She rejected his efforts.”
As this deeply troubling story unfolds, the world watches closely, with questions and emotions swirling around the explosive allegations.