True to form, 50 Cent wastes no time weighing in on the recent r*e and battery allegations filed against Diddy. Earlier, the rap mogul’s ex-girlfriend Cassie Ventura filed a staggering $30 million lawsuit against him, alleging a decade-long saga of physical abuse, rape, drug use, and even claims of setting Kid Cudi‘s car ablaze in a fit of jealous rage.
Puff has not responded to the allegations but his longtime nemesis 50 Cent has. The Power creator took to social media to react to the news. He shared a photo of himself eyeballing the camera with the caption, “Damn brother love, brother love, brother love, you out here looking CRAZY AS A MF. LMAO.”
Cassie Accuses Diddy Of Rape In Shocking $30 Million Lawsuit
News broke on Thursday (November 16) that Cassie who dated Diddy for more than a decade had field a $30 million lawsuit against the Bad Boys Recording Founder. In the lawsuit filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, the singer alleges that Diddy r*ped and beat her over a period of a decade.
The lawsuit paints Diddy as a violent figure who allegedly instructed Ventura to carry his gun in her purse and orchestrated the destruction of a rival suitor’s car. In one harrowing incident, Diddy is said to have dangled Ventura’s friend over a 17th-floor hotel balcony.
According to the suit, Diddy provided Ventura with “copious amounts of drugs,” including ecstasy and ketamine, and encouraged her to consume them. The court papers detail multiple instances of violence, claiming Ventura refrained from seeking police help due to the fear of further harm.
It continues, “Ms. Ventura felt that saying ‘no’ to Mr. Combs would cost her something—her family, her friends, her career, or even her life.”
In one incident described in the court papers, Ventura alleges in early 2012, Diddy grew so angry about her dating Kid Cudi that he said he would blow up his car. “Around that time,” the suit says, “Kid Cudi’s car exploded in his driveway.” Through a spokeswoman, Kid Cudi confirmed Ventura’s account. “This is all true,” he said.
“After years in silence and darkness, I am finally ready to tell my story, and to speak up on behalf of myself and for the benefit of other women who face violence and abuse in their relationships,” Cassie said in a statement released by her legal team, Douglas H. Wigdor, Meredith A. Firetog and Michael J. Willemin of Wigdor LLP. “With the expiration of New York’s Adult Survivors Act fast approaching, it became clear that this was an opportunity to speak up about the trauma I have experienced and that I will be recovering from for the rest of my life.”
Diddy’s legal team, led by lawyer Ben Brafman, vehemently denies the allegations, framing Cassie’s lawsuit as an attempt to extort $30 million after failed attempts to secure it by threatening to write a damaging book about their relationship.
“Mr. Combs vehemently denies these offensive and outrageous allegations. For the past six months, Mr. Combs has been subjected to Ms. Ventura’s persistent demand of $30 million, under the threat of writing a damaging book about their relationship, which was unequivocally rejected as blatant blackmail. Despite withdrawing her initial threat, Ms. Ventura has now resorted to filing a lawsuit riddled with baseless and outrageous lies, aiming to tarnish Mr. Combs’s reputation and seeking a payday.”
In response, one of Cassie’s attorneys, Wigdor, claims that Diddy offered Ventura “eight figures to silence her and prevent the filing of this lawsuit.” He commends her for rejecting these efforts and choosing to give a voice to women suffering in silence.
Cassie’s self-titled album, released by Bad Boy in 2006, reached No. 4 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, with the hit single “Me & U” reaching No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100. Her professional and personal life took a new direction after officially ending her relationship with Diddy in October 2018. She has since moved on with her husband, Alex Fine, the father of her children.