CNN obtains video of Diddy brutally assaulting Cassie in 2016

CNN obtained video of Sean “Diddy” Combs brutally assaulting his former romantic partner Cassie Ventura back in 2016, the outlet reported Friday.

According to CNN, the 2016 surveillance video from the InterContinental Hotel in Century City, Los Angeles, comes from multiple camera angles. The video seemingly shows a man, which CNN says is Combs, kicking and dragging a woman, which CNN says is Ventura.

“The gut-wrenching video has only further confirmed the disturbing and predatory behavior of Mr. Combs,” Douglas Wigdor, a lawyer for Ventura, said in an emailed statement to The Hill Friday. “Words cannot express the courage and fortitude that Ms. Ventura has shown in coming forward to bring this to light.”

Ventura filed a lawsuit against Combs late last year in which she alleged years of “abuse, violence and sex trafficking,” during their relationship. At the time, Combs’s lawyer said he denied the allegations and said that Combs had “been subjected to Ms. Ventura’s persistent demand of $30 million, under the threat of writing a damaging book about their relationship, which was unequivocally rejected as blatant blackmail.” The suit was quickly settled only a day after it was filed, according to both Ventura and Combs.

Ventura’s suit detailed the alleged abuse she faced amid her relationship, including a claim that Combs raped her in 2018 following her trying to leave him. Her suit also alleged that Combs forced her to participate in sex acts with male sex workers while masturbating and made her “carry his firearm in her purse just to make her uncomfortable and demonstrate how dangerous he is.”

Since November, Combs has been accused by multiple people of misconduct, including a New York music producer and a woman who alleged that Combs and two other men raped her in 2003. His homes in Los Angeles and Miami were raided by authorities in relation to a sex trafficking probe in New York earlier this year, according to The Associated Press.

The Hill has reached out to a lawyer for Combs.

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