Former Undesirable Boy recording artist Cassie has settled a lawsuit submitted versus Sean Combs that accused the music mogul of rape.
The settlement came 1 working day immediately after singer Casandra Ventura submitted a lawsuit in opposition to Combs that alleged the Poor Boy Entertainment mogul raped and beat her about a time period of a 10 years.
“I have made the decision to resolve this issue amicably on phrases that I have some stage of manage. I want to thank my spouse and children, enthusiasts and legal professionals for their unwavering aid,” Ventura stated in a statement distributed Friday evening by her legal professional, Douglas Wigdor of Manhattan-dependent Wigdor Law.
On Thursday, Combs’ team is characterized the suit as the result of an unsuccessful shakedown try by a previous girlfriend.
On Friday, in a assertion also dispersed by Wigdor, Combs explained, “We have made a decision to solve this subject amicably. I desire Cassie and her relatives all the ideal. Love.”
The match was submitted in the United States District Court docket for the Southern District of New York. It names Bad Boy Records and other companies affiliated with Combs as complicit in the alleged abuse. Epic Records is also named as a defendant.
In saying the settlement, Wigdor praised Ventura “for obtaining the strength to go public with her lawsuit. She should to be counseled for undertaking so.”
The fit was submitted with only a week to go before the Grownup Survivors Act, which authorized for an exemption to the statute of restrictions, expires on Nov. 23.
Combs’ lawyer Ben Brafman vehemently denied the allegations on Thursday. “For the earlier 6 months, Mr. Combs has been subjected to Ms. Ventura’s persistent desire of $30 million, underneath the menace of crafting a harming e-book about their romantic relationship, which was unequivocally rejected as blatant blackmail. Regardless of withdrawing her original menace, Ms. Ventura has now resorted to filing a lawsuit riddled with baseless and outrageous lies, aiming to tarnish Mr. Combs’s status and seeking a payday.”