Both parties announced the settlement on Friday evening through separate statements obtained by Page Six.
“I have decided to resolve this matter amicably on terms that I have some level of control,” said Cassie, whose full name is Casandra Ventura, in her statement. “I want to express my gratitude to my family, fans, and lawyers for their unwavering support.”
In the lawsuit filed by 37-year-old Cassie against her ex, she accused him of raping her, physically abusing her, coercing her into sex with male prostitutes while he watched and masturbated, and introducing her to alcohol and drugs.
Responding to her lawsuit obtained by Page Six and filed on Thursday in the Federal District Court in Manhattan, Diddy’s lawyer, Ben Brafman, stated, “Mr. Combs vehemently denies these offensive and outrageous allegations.”
Cassie, who dated Diddy from 2005 to 2018, mentioned she never approached the police before filing because she feared it “would simply give Mr. Combs another reason to harm her.”
She claimed he controlled nearly every aspect of her life, covering her housing, car, clothing, and other necessities. She even alleged that he had access to her personal medical records.
Within the last 24 hours since Cassie’s accusations became public, past allegations of violence and abuse have resurfaced.
Other musicians, including Aubrey O’Day from Danity Kane, have also publicly voiced their support for Cassie.
If you or someone you know is affected by any of the issues raised in this story, please contact the Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-330-0226.