The lawsuit was settled one day after the singer accused the hip-hop mogul of rape and physical abuse.
Sean Combs and Cassie have reached a settlement in the singer’s lawsuit against Combs, in which she accused him of rape, sex trafficking and physical abuse.
In statements obtained by Rolling Stone, both parties stated that they had reached a resolution in the case; the settlement amount was not disclosed. “I have decided to resolve this matter amicably, in terms of having some level of control,” said Cassie, whose real name is Casandra Ventura. “I want to thank my family, fans and advocates for their unwavering support.”
In a separate statement, Combs wrote: “We have decided to resolve this matter amicably. I wish Cassie and her family all the best. Love.”
Ventura’s lawyer, Douglas Widor, “praised” his client “for having the strength to make her case public.”
The singer filed the lawsuit on Thursday in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. Combs’ record label, Bad Boy Entertainment, as well as Epic Records, Combs Enterprises LLC and others were listed as co-defendants. Ventura was an employee of these companies from 2006 to 2019.
In the lawsuit, Ventura alleged that the abuse began in 2005, when Combs allegedly began giving Ventura, then 19, alcohol and drugs. She also accused Combs of beating her and forcing her to have sex with prostitutes, which she claimed he filmed. Ventura also alleged that Combs raped her after forcing his way into her home in 2018.
Following news of the lawsuit, Aubrey O’Day — the former lead singer of the girl group Danity Kane who is signed to Combs’ Bad Boy Records — showed her support for the singer. “I’ve been trying to tell you for years. Prayers for this queen 🙌🏼 @cassie,” she wrote on Instagram Stories.