Shocking Footage Reignites Allegations of Abuse Against Music Mogul Diddy

Disturbing Video Surfaces

A recently surfaced surveillance video has rekindled disturbing allegations of physical and sexual abuse against renowned music mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs. The footage, obtained by CNN, appears to depict a harrowing incident involving Combs and his former girlfriend, Cassie Ventura, dating back to 2016. The video captures multiple angles of what transpired in a hotel hallway, shedding light on the alleged assault detailed in a lawsuit filed by Ventura against Combs.

Cassie's Allegations and Lawsuit

In November, Cassie, whose full name is Casandra Ventura, filed a federal lawsuit accusing Combs of subjecting her to years of physical and sexual abuse during their relationship. The 37-year-old artist alleged that Combs raped, punched, beat, kicked, and stomped her on numerous occasions over the course of more than a decade. The lawsuit, which was settled the day after it was filed, painted a grim picture of a relationship marred by control, manipulation, and violence.

Video Corroborates Alleged Hotel Assault

According to CNN's report, the video footage appears to corroborate the details of an alleged assault that Cassie described in her lawsuit. The incident is said to have occurred in March 2016 at a Los Angeles hotel, where Cassie claimed she sustained a black eye after Combs, in a drunken state, punched her in the face. The video shows a man, identified by CNN as Combs, grabbing a woman from behind, throwing her to the ground, and kicking her twice. He then proceeds to drag the woman, who appears to be Cassie, by her hooded sweatshirt while she is on the ground.

Combs' Denials and Settlement

Representatives for Combs, 54, have not yet responded to requests for comment regarding the video. However, the rapper has previously denied the allegations leveled against him, calling them "sickening." Shortly after the settlement with Cassie, an attorney for Combs stated that the agreement was "in no way an admission of wrongdoing."

Cassie's Alleged Ordeal

In her lawsuit, Cassie alleged that Combs lured her into the relationship from the time they began working together when she was a rising artist at his label. She claimed that the abuse lasted for over a decade and accused Combs of controlling every aspect of her life. The suit detailed the alleged 2016 hotel incident, stating that Combs became enraged when Cassie attempted to leave the hotel room, leading to him throwing glass vases at her as she fled to the elevator.

Subsequent Allegations and Criminal Investigation

Since Cassie's lawsuit, Combs has faced a series of additional lawsuits from others alleging sexual and physical abuse, gang rape, and "serious illegal activity." He is currently the subject of a federal criminal investigation, and agents searched his properties this spring. Combs has denied all allegations and vowed to clear his name.

Video Analysis and Attorney's Statement

According to CNN's analysis of the video, it shows Combs, wearing only a towel, approaching a woman near an elevator. After grabbing her and throwing her to the ground, he appears to kick her twice before dragging her by her hooded sweatshirt. The woman, believed to be Cassie, picks up a phone while Combs is out of view, and he later shoves her off-camera. Combs is also seen throwing an object while sitting in a chair, though the video lacks audio.

Douglas Wigdor, an attorney representing Cassie, expressed that the "gut-wrenching video has only further confirmed the disturbing and predatory behavior of Mr. Combs." He commended Cassie's courage in coming forward with her allegations.

Alleged Hotel Cover-up and Compensation

In her lawsuit, Cassie alleged that Combs paid the hotel $50,000 to obtain footage of the hallway incident. However, IHG Hotels & Resorts, the company that previously managed the hotel, stated that they did not produce or receive money for the footage and do not have access to it.

Federal Investigation and Raids

A source familiar with the criminal investigation involving Combs revealed that three women and a man had been interviewed by federal officials in Manhattan regarding allegations of sex trafficking, sexual assault, and the solicitation and distribution of illegal narcotics and firearms. Since last fall, the rapper has been hit with five lawsuits in New York accusing him of sexual assault, sexual trafficking, and engaging in other criminal activity.

In March, federal agents searched Combs' homes in Los Angeles and Miami, reportedly finding firearms. One of Combs' attorneys, Dyer, described the raid as an ambush and a "rush to judgment based on meritless accusations made in civil lawsuits." He maintained that Combs is innocent and will continue fighting to clear his name.

Plea Deal and Ongoing Legal Battles

In a related development, Brendan Paul, a man arrested on drug charges while federal agents conducted the searches of Combs' properties, agreed to a plea deal. His attorney, Brian Bieber, stated that Paul accepted the prosecutor's offer to permit his entry into a diversion program, which would lead to the dismissal of the case against him upon completion.

Meanwhile, Combs has settled the suit with Cassie, but the other lawsuits against him remain pending. His lawyers have filed paperwork seeking to dismiss a Jane Doe lawsuit and partially dismiss another woman's suit.


The surfacing of this disturbing video footage has reignited the controversy surrounding the allegations of abuse against Sean "Diddy" Combs. As the legal battles continue and the federal investigation unfolds, the music mogul faces mounting pressure to address these serious claims and the apparent corroborating evidence. The road ahead promises to be challenging, with Combs' reputation and legacy hanging in the balance.

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