Following a settlement, singer Cassie’s lawsuit alleging beatings and abuse against music producer Sean “Diddy” Combs was dismissed.
After examining court documents, TMZ said that a New York judge declared on Monday that “Pursuant to an agreement between the parties, Plaintiff hereby dismisses this action, with prejudice and without costs or fees to either party.”
Cassie won’t be allowed to reopen the lawsuit because the dismissal was submitted with prejudice.
In a statement released on Friday, the day after the case was filed, attorney Douglas Wigdor—who is representing Cassie, whose full name is Casandra Ventura—announced the settlement.
There was no disclosure of the terms of the agreement, and Ventura, Combs, and Wigdor’s assertions in the lawyer’s email were the only ones released. The statement claimed that they had achieved a compromise ‘to their mutual satisfaction’ on Friday night.
In her statement, Ventura stated, “I have decided to resolve this matter amicably on terms that I have some degree of control over.” I express my gratitude to my family, fans, and attorneys for their steadfast support.
“We have decided to resolve this matter amicably,” Combs stated.
Combs’ vehemently denies’ the charges, he stated in a statement on Thursday.
The singer, who was 19 when she signed to Combs’ label in 2005, was accused in the complaint of bringing him into his ‘ostentatious, fast-paced, and drug-fueled lifestyle’ shortly after they first met.
Combs, now 54, allegedly started abusing Ventura, now 37, as soon as their sporadic relationship started in 2007.
According to the lawsuit, Combs, who was described as “prone to uncontrollable rage,” assaulted Ventura severely, punching, kicking, and stomping her.
It claims he coerced her into having intercourse with other men while filming and masturbating, and that he loaded her with medications.
The lawsuit claims that in 2018, when Ventura was attempting to break up with Combs, he dragged her inside her Los Angeles home and sexually assaulted her.