Cassie Ventura breaks silence after Diddy assault video is released

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

Cassandra “Cassie” Ventura has broken her silence days after a disturbing surveillance video from 2016 was released showing her being a victim of physical assault at the hands of ex-boyfriend Sean “Diddy” Combs in 2016.

“Thank you for all the love and support for my family, friends, strangers and those I have yet to meet. The outpouring of love has created a place for my younger self to settle and feel safe now, but this is only the beginning. Domestic Violence is THE issue,” she wrote in a post on Instagram on Thursday morning.

“It broke me down to someone I never thought I would become,” she continued. “With a lot of hard work, I am better today, but I will always be recovering from my past.”

The “Me & U” singer then thanked everyone who has “taken the time to take this matter seriously!”

“My only ask is that EVERYONE open your heart to believing victims the first time. It takes a lot of heart to tell the truth out of a situation that you were powerless in,” she explained.

For those in similar situations, she offered her “hand to those that are still living in fear.”

She then offered this advice: “Reach out to your people, don’t cut them off. No one should carry this weight alone.”

Ventura and Combs were romantically linked, on and off, from 2007 to 2018.

In November of 2023, Ventura filed a shocking lawsuit against her ex-boyfriend. She accused him of subjecting her to years of rape and abuse. The lawsuit was settled a day later.

In December, Combs issued a statement saying, “I did not do any of the awful things being alleged.”

“This healing journey is never ending, but this support means everything to me,” she ended her note saying. “Thank you.”

On that journey, she married personal trainer Alex Fine in 2019. The couple have two daughters.

Her husband commented on the post saying, “Love you so much, perfect example for our daughters.

Celebrities like Kelly Rowland, Lala Anthony and Taraji P. Henson left prayer hand emojis in the comment section.

“We love u. So sorry you had to go through those horrible times,” wrote rapper Da Brat. “No one deserves that. We appreciate your strength queen.”

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About the Author
Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.