(Warning: potentially triggering content)
Oh no… Oh God no… It’s so brutal…
THURSDAY, Cassie filed a shocking complaint against his famous ex Diddy, claiming he abused her for more than a decade. The singer, born Casandra Ventura, said the music mogul would abuse her and then hide her from the public. The suit reads:
“Throughout their relationship, Mr. Combs was prone to uncontrollable rage and frequently beat Ms. Ventura savagely.”
He would then, according to the lawsuit, put his battered girlfriend up in a hotel somewhere nice for a week, sweeping it all under the rug – and she would emerge showing none of the damage:
“After each instance in which he beat Ms. Ventura, Mr. Combs used his money and power to orchestrate extensive efforts to hide evidence of his abuse, including hiding Ms. Ventura in hotels for days to leave her bruises heal. .”
But at least once we saw Cassie with a bloody and bruised face.
In the hours since his lawsuit was released, tons of old interviews and stories about Diddy have resurfaced. But it’s perhaps the most compelling image we’ve seen. Cassie posted a photo of herself Instagram in 2014, showing off her face with a huge cut on her forehead and a big lip.
The caption of the since-deleted post was quite spicy, as she showed off her sunglasses:
“New #rayban on the way back #toomuchfun #Dubai »
But the picture… See for yourself.
As mentioned, the photo has long since been deleted, apparently quite quickly after it appeared. We can tell it’s real because of media coverage at the time – but the message itself disappeared QUICKLY. Luckily, a fan managed to capture it. Because this could end up being proof…
So why didn’t anyone accuse Diddy at the time? Well, looking back, the story going around was that Cassie got hit in an ATV accident while partying in Dubai. But was it just a story? Another way for Diddy to cover it up? Because too many people saw it??
If so, how interesting that Cassie even posted the photo. If this was truly evidence of abuse, and not an ATV accident, it could have been a cry for help. Cassie sent up a flare for someone to see…and no one noticed??
It’s heartbreaking to think about.
If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, help is available. Consider calling the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-799-7233, or text START to 88788, or visit https://www.thehotline.org/.
(Image via RHS/WENN/Cassie/Instagram.)