The settlement was announced in a statement sent by attorney Douglas Wigdor, who represents Cassie, whose full name is Casandra Ventura.
The statement said they had reached a deal “to their mutual satisfaction” Friday evening, but no terms of the agreement were disclosed and no further statements would be issued beyond those made by Ventura, Combs and Wigdor in the email distributed by the lawyer.
“I have decided to resolve this matter amicably on terms that I have some degree of control over,” Ventura stated in her statement. I express my gratitude to my family, fans, and attorneys for their steadfast support.” “We have decided to resolve this matter amicably,” Combs stated. My best wishes are with Cassie and her family. Love.
Ventura, now 37, said Combs, now 54, began a pattern of abuse as soon as their on-and-off relationship began in 2007.
In 2018, as Ventura was attempting to break up with Combs, the complaint claims that Combs dragged her inside her Los Angeles home and sexually assaulted her. Unless they come forward publicly, as Ventura has done, the Associated Press usually does not name anyone who claim to have been sexually abused.
Combs is among the most influential hip-hop producers and executives of the past three decades. The founder of Bad Boy Records and a three-time Grammy winner, he has worked with a slew of top-tier artists including Notorious B.I.G., Mary J. Blige, Usher, Lil Kim, Faith Evans and 112.
When the popular song “Me & U,” produced by Ryan Leslie, peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop songs list in 2006, Ventura became well-known. She only released one studio album. She appeared in a number of films as an actress such as “Spenser Confidential,” “Empire,” and “Step Up 2: The Streets” on Fox
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