Disturbing Surveillance Video Is More Bad News for 'Diddy'

CNN obtains footage appearing to show the rapper physically assaulting his then-girlfriend
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted May 17, 2024 2:28 PM CDT
Disturbing Surveillance Video Is More Bad News for 'Diddy'
Sean "Diddy" Combs in a file photo.   (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

The bad news keeps coming for Sean "Diddy" Combs. CNN has obtained surveillance video from a hotel that it says shows him physically assaulting his then-girlfriend Cassie Ventura. The video from 2016 appears to show Combs grab Ventura by the neck and hurl her to the floor before kicking her twice. He also appears to try to drag her in the hallway, shove her, and throw objects at her. Ventura settled a lawsuit against Combs in November in which she alleged physical abuse, and the details of the complaint are in sync with what is depicted in the video, per CNN.

"The gut-wrenching video has only further confirmed the disturbing and predatory behavior of Mr. Combs," Ventura attorney Douglas H. Wigdor says in a statement to outlets including Page Six. "Words cannot express the courage and fortitude that Ms. Ventura has shown in coming forward to bring this to light." Combs has not commented on the video. The rapper faces multiple civil suits alleging sexual assault and sexual trafficking, and the feds raided his properties in Miami and Los Angeles in March. (More Sean Combs stories.)

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