Former singer Danity Kane Aubrey O’Day Speak later Cassie She settled the rape and assault lawsuit with Sean “Diddy” Combs.
“Money > Accountability. Every time,” O’Day, 39, wrote via Instagram Story on Friday, November 17, where she shared a The New York Times Link to settlement news. “Welcome to another chapter of the system falling into place 💔“.
Us Weekly Cassie, 37, and Diddy, 54, have reached an agreement in their legal battle, she confirmed on Friday, just one day after filing the lawsuit.
“I have decided to resolve this matter amicably provided I have a certain level of control,” Cassie (full name Cassandra Ventura) said. we In a statement sent through her lawyer Douglas Wigdor. “I want to thank my family, fans and lawyers for their unwavering support.”
Diddy also released a statement on Friday night. “We have decided to resolve this matter amicably. I wish Cassie and her family all the best,” he wrote in a statement shared with the news weHe signed the note with his nickname, “Love.”
Cassie, who dated Diddy on and off from 2007 to 2018, named the music mogul in a lawsuit filed on Thursday, November 16. According to court documents he obtained weCasey Dede was accused of rape and repeated physical assault that lasted nearly a decade. Diddy denied all the allegations.
“Mr. Combs vehemently denies these offensive and outrageous accusations,” Diddy’s attorney said Ben Brafman Tell we In the current situation. “Over the past six months, Mr. Combs has been subjected to Ms. Ventura’s persistent demands for $30 million, under the threat of writing a damaging book about their relationship, which has been unequivocally dismissed as blatant blackmail. Despite withdrawing her initial threat, Ms. Ventura has now recourse to file a lawsuit filled with outrageous and baseless lies, with the aim of discrediting Mr. Combs and seeking a payday.
O’Day was an outspoken advocate for Cassie and supported her moving forward.
For her part, O’Day first met Diddy when she auditioned for his MTV series Making the band 3When Danity Kane formed with her, Dawn Richard, Shannon Bex, Dr.. Woods And Aundrea Fimbres. The girl group was signed to Diddy’s label Bad Boy Records, but fired O’Day in 2008. At the time, Diddy claimed there was no bad blood with O’Day.
O’Day later claimed during a 2022 episode of the “Call Her Daddy” podcast that she was fired because she “wasn’t willing to do what was expected of her.” [her] – Not in terms of talent, but in other areas. (Diddy did not respond to her allegations at the time.)
On Saturday, November 18, O’Day continued to share her thoughts on the settlement via X (formerly Twitter).
“I think he showed people his level of strength. He cut off the legs of anyone who started to feel brave enough to stand up,” she wrote, speculating on how powerful and controlling Diddy was over others.
If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, call the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673).