Music mogul Sean 'Diddy' Combs is facing serious allegations of controlling and abusing his ex-girlfriend, Cassie. The 37-year-old singer filed a lawsuit against Diddy, claiming that he controlled and abused her for over a decade. The lawsuit alleges that Diddy plied Cassie with drugs, beat her, and forced her to have sex with male prostitutes while he watched, masturbated, and recorded the acts.
The lawsuit has brought attention to an incident in 2009 when Diddy allegedly forced Cassie to shave her head. In a resurfaced clip, rapper Yung Joc claimed to have witnessed Diddy being inspired by a woman with a half-shaven head in a club and then ordering Cassie to emulate the style. This shaved-head look became Cassie's signature style and was later adopted by other stars in the industry.
The lawsuit also details numerous instances of sexual exploitation. Cassie alleges that Diddy trafficked her to male prostitutes, whom he instructed her to engage in sexual acts with while he watched. She claims that Diddy would often supply her with drugs to disassociate during these encounters. The lawsuit further states that Diddy filmed these sexual acts and considered them as a "personal art project."
Cassie's lawsuit also accuses Diddy of physical abuse. She claims that Diddy punched her in the face during a "freak off" in 2016, leaving her with a black eye. The lawsuit describes another incident where Diddy allegedly threw glass vases at Cassie, causing her to flee to her apartment in fear. Diddy is accused of paying $50,000 to hotel staff for security footage of the encounter.
Diddy's lawyer vehemently denies the allegations, stating that Cassie is attempting to extort him for money. He claims that Diddy offered her eight figures to prevent the filing of the lawsuit. However, Cassie's attorney argues that she rejected the offer and decided to speak out to give a voice to other women who suffer in silence.
As the lawsuit unfolds, the news has cast a shadow over Diddy's reputation. The music mogul, who played a significant role in the commercialization of hip-hop, is now facing serious accusations that could have far-reaching consequences. Meanwhile, Cassie is seeking unspecified damages, while also raising awareness about the trauma and abuse endured by survivors.