The day after R&B singer Casandra Ventura filed a extensively reported bombshell lawsuit in opposition to her former boyfriend, Sean Combs, the case was closed. Based on an announcement from Ventura’s legal professional, the swimsuit—through which Ventura sought damages for an alleged relationship-long sample of assault and retaliation—has been settled with phrases that haven’t been disclosed.
The lawsuit, which was initially filed in Manhattan’s Federal District Court docket on Thursday, claimed that after the then-37-year-old music mogul met the then-19-year-old aspiring singer in 2005, he introduced her into “an ostentatious, fast-paced, and drug-fueled life-style, and right into a romantic relationship with him her boss, probably the most highly effective males within the leisure trade, and a vicious, merciless, and controlling man practically twenty years her senior.” (The total submitting is on the market on-line.)
The couple remained collectively till 2018, Ventura mentioned within the lawsuit, throughout which Combs allegedly beat her, coerced her into intercourse with intercourse staff, and—as their relationship was ending—reportedly raped her.
Based on a spokesperson from the New York Police Division, no reviews of abuse or assault have been filed in opposition to Combs of their jurisdiction. “There is no such thing as a such investigation, at current,” NYPD mentioned in an announcement.
“The NYPD all the time treats allegations of sexual assault and rape extraordinarily critically, and urges anybody who has been a sufferer to file a police report in order that assist and companies could be provided to survivors and a complete investigation could be performed.”
The media mogul’s legal professional, Ben Brafman, claimed his shopper was the precise sufferer as an alternative of the singer. “For the previous six months, Mr. Combs has been subjected to Ms. Ventura’s persistent demand of $30 million, underneath the specter of writing a dangerous e book about their relationship, which was unequivocally rejected as blatant blackmail,” he mentioned in an announcement.
“Regardless of withdrawing her preliminary risk, Ms. Ventura has now resorted to submitting a lawsuit riddled with baseless and outrageous lies, aiming to tarnish Mr. Combs’ fame and looking for a payday.”
Ventura’s legal professional, Douglas Wigdor, denied Brafman’s assertions and mentioned, “Mr. Combs provided Ms. Ventura eight figures to silence her and forestall the submitting of this lawsuit. She rejected his efforts and determined to provide a voice to all girls who are suffering in silence. Ms. Ventura ought to be applauded for her bravery.”
The protection of the lawsuit prompted no less than one different allegation in opposition to Combs to resurface. In a 2019 interview, one other Combs ex, Gina Huynh (who additionally goes by Virginia V) made allegations of bodily abuse in opposition to the artist. Combs has but to handle these claims, Web page Six reviews.
In an announcement launched Friday afternoon, Wigdor introduced that each events have “resolved the claims … to their mutual satisfaction.”
“I’ve determined to resolve this matter amicably on phrases that I’ve some stage of management. I need to thank my household, followers and legal professionals for his or her unwavering assist,” Ventura mentioned within the launch. Combs can also be quoted within the announcement, saying, “We now have determined to resolve this matter amicably. I want Cassie and her household all the very best. Love.”
The assertion didn’t present any particulars on the settlement. Self-importance Truthful has contacted Wigdor and Brafman for remark however has not acquired a response as of publication time.