Video shows rapper Sean 'Diddy' kicking and dragging his girlfriend in 2016

Video shows rapper Sean 'Diddy' kicking and dragging his girlfriend in 2016

New York:

Disturbing surveillance video published Friday shows Sean “Diddy” Combs physically assaulting his then-girlfriend Cassandra Ventura, confirming allegations made in a now-settled lawsuit late last year.

Combs is the target of several civil lawsuits that portray him as a violent sexual predator who used alcohol and drugs to subdue his victims, and had his homes raided by federal agents this year. I went.

The 2016 footage, which was obtained and published by CNN, shows the rap mogul hitting, dragging and kicking the singer named Cassie, who said in her recent lawsuit that Combs abused her for more than a decade with physical force and drugs. Forced her for a long time. Rape of 2018.

In the video, Ventura leaves a hotel room after which Combs, who appears to be wearing only a towel, pursues her before throwing her to the ground and assaulting her.

A statement from his attorney, Douglas, said, “The heartbreaking video further confirms Mr. Combs's disturbing and violent behavior. The courage and fortitude that Ms. Ventura has shown by coming forward to bring this to light , it cannot be expressed in words.” Vigdor.

Ventura sued Combs in federal court last fall, a bombshell lawsuit that was settled out of court but was succeeded by a series of equally lurid sexual assault claims against the hip-hop star.

Ventura met Combs when she was 19 and he was 37, after which he signed her to his label and they began a romantic relationship.

Combs has vehemently denied all allegations made against him. His lawyer did not immediately respond to AFP's request for comment.

In March armed agents entered Combs's sprawling luxury properties in Miami and Los Angeles, a highly publicized bicoastal operation that suggested the rapper was under investigation.

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