Rapper Sean “Diddy” Combs and singer Cassie have settled an abuse lawsuit – one day after she sued the powerful music producer.
The R&B singer – real name Casandra Ventura – had alleged she was trafficked, raped and drugged and violently beaten by the rapper repeatedly for 10 years.
In a statement, an attorney for Combs said he “vehemently denies these offensive and outrageous allegations.”
The settlement was announced in a statement sent by attorney Douglas Wigdor, who represents Ventura.
The statement said they reached an agreement to their “mutual satisfaction” Friday evening, but no terms of the agreement were disclosed.
Ventura and Combs released statements.
Ventura said in his statement: “I have decided to resolve this matter amicably on terms that I have some level of control. I want to thank my family, fans and attorneys for their continued support. “
Her lawyer, Mr. Wigdor, said in his statement: “I am very proud that Ms. Ventura had the strength to go public with her trial. She is to be congratulated for doing so.”
Combs said in his statement, “We have decided to resolve this matter amicably. I wish Cassie and her family all the best. Love.”
Combs, 54, is among the most influential hip-hop producers and executives of the last 30 years.
He and Ventura began dating in 2007 and had an on-and-off relationship for over a decade.