Stars have hit out at rapper P Diddy following the discharge of CCTV footage displaying him attacking singer Cassie Ventura in a lodge hallway in 2016.

Warning: This story consists of photographs readers could discover distressing

The video, which was obtained by CNN, was shot on 5 March eight years in the past and reveals the 54-year-old – whose actual title is Sean Combsshirtless and carrying only a white towel and brightly colored socks, punching and kicking Ventura.

Sean Combs and Cassie in 2017. Pic: PA
Sean Combs and Cassie in 2017. Pic: PA

The R&B singer, whose authorized title is Cassandra Ventura, was his protege and girlfriend on the time.

The footage additionally reveals Combs shoving and dragging her throughout the ground, in addition to throwing a glass vase in her route.

It intently resembles the outline of an incident on the now-closed InterContinental Lodge in Los Angeles described in a lawsuit filed by Cassie final yr.

Commenting on the video on X, previously often called Twitter, actress Emily Ratajkowski, wrote: “Monster”.

Fellow rapper 50 Cent, whose actual title is Curtis Jackson, shared the video, writing sarcastically: “Now I am certain Puffy did not do it, he’s harmless this proves nothing! That is what his attorneys are gonna say, God assist us all.”

Jackson additionally re-posted a screenshot of a press release shared by Combs in December final yr, denying allegations towards him and accusing these making them of “searching for a fast payday”.

50 Cent wrote: “The lie detector take a look at has decided this was a lie…”

Pic: CNN via AP
Pic: CNN through AP

Pic: CNN via AP
Pic: CNN through AP

He additionally shared a press release from LA police which known as the footage “extraordinarily disturbing and tough to observe,” however defined that it occurred too way back to be prosecuted.

California regulation has a one-year statute of limitations for assault.

Learn extra: What’s Sean Combs accused of?

The husband of Ventura, Alex Wonderful, shared a prolonged assertion on Instagram titled “Letter to ladies and kids,” calling out males who perpetrate violence towards ladies.

‘Males who harm ladies hate ladies’

He wrote: “Males who hit ladies aren’t males. Males who allow it and shield these individuals aren’t males…

“Maintain the ladies in your life with the utmost regard. Males who harm ladies hate ladies.”

The non-public coach additionally shared the variety of a home abuse helpline, urging those that need assistance to name.

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Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs points an apology

In the meantime, attorneys representing Ventura branded Combs’s apology “pathetic,” after he shared a brief video on social media on Sunday, saying he was “actually sorry,” and was “disgusted” by his personal behaviour.

‘Disingenuous phrases’

Meredith Firetog, who’s a companion at Wigdor LLP, stated in a press release: “Combs’ most up-to-date assertion is extra about himself than the many individuals he has harm.

“When Cassie and a number of different ladies got here ahead, he denied every little thing and prompt that his victims had been searching for a payday.

“That he was solely compelled to ‘apologize’ as soon as his repeated denials had been confirmed false reveals his pathetic desperation, and nobody will likely be swayed by his disingenuous phrases.”

‘Go away god and mercy out of this’

US singer and actuality star Aubrey O’Day, who beforehand labored with Combs, additionally hit out at Combs’s apology video, writing on X: “Diddy didn’t apologize to Cassie. He apologized to the world for seeing what he did… Go away god and mercy out of this, they don’t seem to be current right here, and you recognize it.”

It’s the first time Combs has responded on to allegations of bodily and sexual violence levelled at him in current months.

Sean Comb's home raided by federal law enforcement.
Sean Combs’ house raided by federal regulation enforcement. Pic: AP

A number of claims

In March, his properties in Los Angeles and Miami had been raided by Homeland Safety as a part of an ongoing intercourse trafficking investigation by federal authorities in New York.

In April, Combs was named in a lawsuit that alleges his son sexually assaulted a girl engaged on a yacht chartered by his father.

Ventura, who started relationship Combs a couple of years after assembly him in 2005, and cut up with him in 2019, sued him in November, alleging she was trafficked, raped, plied with medication and overwhelmed by Combs over a 10-year interval.

The lawsuit claimed he compelled her to have intercourse with male prostitutes whereas he filmed them. The case was settled the day after it was filed.

Combs has beforehand denied the allegations within the lawsuits and his attorneys have stated he denies any wrongdoing.


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