Keisha It doesn’t feel like it anymore Didi When you wake up in the morning.
The 36-year-old singer usually begins her “Tik Tok” song with the phrase, “Wake up in the morning feeling like P. Diddy.” However, during her show on Friday, November 17, in Oakland, California, social media footage showed her singing a different line: “I wake up in the morning feeling just like me.”
Change came after that Cassie She filed a lawsuit against Sean “Diddy” Combs on Thursday, November 16, accusing him of sexual assault and abuse. Cassie (real name Cassandra Ventura), 37, alleged that Diddy, 54, often tried to control her while they were dating by taking drugs, physically abusing her and forcing her to have sex with male prostitutes on camera. Diddy immediately denied the allegations in a statement through his lawyer. They settled the lawsuit a day later.
“I have decided to resolve this matter amicably provided I have a certain level of control,” Cassie said. Us Weekly Via her attorney, Douglas Wigdor, on Friday, November 17. “I want to thank my family, fans and lawyers for their unwavering support.”
On Saturday, November 18, Diddy’s lawyer Ben BrafmanHe said the settlement does not indicate Didi is guilty. “To be clear, the decision to settle the lawsuit, especially in 2023, is in no way an admission of wrongdoing,” Brafman said in a statement. we. “Mr. Combs’ decision to settle the lawsuit in no way undermines his complete denial of these allegations. He is pleased that they have reached a mutual settlement and wishes Ms. Ventura well.”
For her part, Kesha was waging her own legal battle with… Dr. Luke (real name Lukas Gottwald) for nearly a decade. In a 2014 lawsuit, Kesha accused the producer of assaulting her in 2005. She claimed she woke up “hurt and sick with no memory of how she came to be” in Dr. Luke’s bed. She claimed Dr Luke threatened to “close down her career” if she came forward about the incident.
Dr. Luke denied Kesha’s claims and eventually dropped the lawsuit in 2016. However, the producer filed a defamation suit against Kesha, seeking $50 million in damages.
They settled the defamation suit in June. “Kesha and Dr. Luke have agreed to resolve the lawsuit and have agreed to issue and publish a joint statement regarding this decision,” a message posted on the singer’s Instagram account said.
Kesha noted that “only God knows what happened” on the night she claimed Dr. Luke assaulted her, explaining that she could not remember “everything that happened.” She added: “I look forward to closing the door on this chapter of my life and starting a new one.” “I wish nothing but peace for all parties involved.”
Dr. Luke maintained his innocence. “Although I appreciate Kesha once again admitting that she can’t tell what happened that night in 2005, I’m pretty sure nothing happened,” he wrote in his note. “I never drugged or assaulted her and would never do that to anyone. For the sake of my family, I have fought hard to clear my name for nearly 10 years.”
He concluded: “It is time for me to leave this difficult matter behind me and move forward with my life. I wish Keisha well.”