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Video Evidence of Diddy Assaulting Ex-GF Cassie in 2016 Released; Diddy Posts His Apology

Sean “Diddy” Combs has released an apology after a surveillance video of him beating his then-girlfriend Cassie Ventura in 2016 was released by CNN this weekend.

The video, obtained exclusively by CNN, showed Diddy grabbing, kicking, shoving, and even dragging Cassie across the floor of the InterContinental Hotel which she was seemingly trying to escape from. He was also seen in the footage throwing something at her as she lay on the floor. This lines up with Cassie’s allegations of years of abuse and rape under the hands of Diddy in a federal lawsuit she filed in November 2023.

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Diddy then went on Instagram at 11 PM on Sunday to speak up on the incident.

“It’s so difficult to reflect on the darkest times in your life, but sometimes you got to do that,” he said in a video. “I was f**ked up. I hit rock bottom — but I make no excuses. My behavior on that video is inexcusable.”

“I take full responsibility for my actions in that video, I’m disgusted. I was disgusted then when I did it and I’m disgusted now. I went and I sought out professional help, started going to therapy and rehab, had to ask god for his mercy and grace. I’m so sorry. But I am committed to be a better man each and every day. I am not asking for forgiveness. I’m truly sorry.”

Cassie’s lawyer then released a statement following the apology: “Combs’ most recent statement is more about himself than the many people he has hurt. When Cassie and multiple other women came forward, he denied everything and suggested that his victims were looking for a payday. That he was only compelled to ‘apologize’ once his repeated denials were proven false shows his pathetic desperation, and no one will be swayed by his disingenuous words.”

Cassie said in her 35-page complaint that Diddy had paid the InterContinental Hotel in Century City $50,000 for the hallway security footage.

In a statement then released by Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, they wrote: “We find the images extremely disturbing and difficult to watch. If the conduct depicted occurred in 2016, unfortunately we would be unable to charge as the conduct would have occurred beyond the timeline where a crime of assault can be prosecuted. As of today, law enforcement has not presented a case related to the attack depicted in the video against Mr. Combs, but we encourage anyone who has been a victim or witness to a crime to report it to law enforcement or reach out to our office for support from our Bureau of Victims Services.”

Meanwhile, Cassie’s husband, posted an open letter denouncing violence against women and children and warned all abusers that they’re “done.”

“Men who hit women aren’t men. Men who enable it and protect those people aren’t men,” he wrote in the letter. “As men violence against women shouldn’t be inevitable, check your brothers, your friends, and your family. Our daughters, sisters, mothers, and wives should feel protected and loved. Hold the women in your life with the upmost regard. Men who hurt women hate women,” he wrote.

“To all the survivors, find the men and women who help and love. To all the survivors, your stories are real, and people believe you. To all the survivors you’re not alone, and there are men and women who care only for your well being and safety. We want you to succeed and flourish. To all the women and children, I’m sorry you live in a world where you’re not protected, and you don’t feel equal. I want to raise my daughters in a world where they are safe and loved.

“To the abusers, you’re done, you’re not safe anymore, you’re not protected anymore, the men by your side are just as weak, you’re so miserable with yourself that d- th would be considered a kindness.”

Diddy had previously denied the allegations, despite Cassie and three other women detailing his abuse.

The lawsuit that Cassie filed was then settled for an undisclosed amount.


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