NEW YORK (AP) — A lawsuit by singer Cassie made up of allegations of beatings and abuse by music producer Sean “Diddy” Combs has been settled, the artists introduced Friday, just one day soon after the lawsuit was submitted.
The settlement was announced in a assertion sent by legal professional Douglas Wigdor, who represents Cassie, whose whole title is Casandra Ventura.
The statement claimed they had arrived at a offer “to their mutual satisfaction” Friday evening, but no conditions of the arrangement ended up disclosed, and no even further statements would be issued past those produced by Ventura, Combs and Wigdor in the e-mail dispersed by the lawyer.
In her statement, Ventura reported: “I have made a decision to solve this subject amicably on terms that I have some level of manage. I want to thank my family, fans and legal professionals for their unwavering guidance.”
Combs said: “We have resolved to solve this issue amicably. I would like Cassie and her household all the very best. Really like.”
In his assertion, Wigdor mentioned: “I am very proud of Ms. Ventura for obtaining the strength to go community with her lawsuit. She ought to be counseled for undertaking so.”
Ben Brafman, an legal professional for Combs, did not instantly react to a information trying to find comment. On Thursday, he reported Combs “vehemently denies” the allegations.
The lawsuit alleged that Combs brought the singer into his “ostentatious, quick-paced, and drug-fueled lifestyle” quickly after she met him and signed to his label in 2005, when she was 19 and he was 37.
Ventura, now 37 herself, mentioned Combs, now 54, began a pattern of abuse as quickly as their connection begun.
The lawsuit alleged that, “prone to uncontrollable rage,” Combs subjected Ventura to “savage” beatings in which he punched, kicked and stomped her. It alleges he plied her with drugs and pressured her to have sex with other males when he masturbated and filmed them.
According to the lawsuit, as Ventura was attempting to close the romantic relationship in 2018, Combs forced her into her Los Angeles dwelling and raped her.
The Associated Press does not generally name people who say they have been sexually abused except if they occur forward publicly as Ventura has.