Cassie Settles Lawsuit Accusing Sean Combs of Rape and Abuse

LAS VEGAS, NV – MAY 02: Model Cassie Ventura (L) and recording artist Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs arrive at “Mayweather VS Pacquiao” presented by SHOWTIME PPV And HBO PPV at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 2, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for SHOWTIME)

Casandra Ventura, who performs under the name Cassie, has reached a settlement just one day after bringing a federal lawsuit in New York against musician and entrepreneur Sean “Diddy” Combs in which she accused him of rape and physical abuse during their relationship, her attorney confirmed in a statement.

The lawsuit, which was filed Thursday in New York, accused Combs of sex trafficking and sexual assault, according to court documents.

“This evening, Ms. Ventura and Mr. Combs resolved the claims that she filed against him yesterday in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York to their mutual satisfaction,” an email from Cassie’s legal team said in a statement late Friday.

Both parties announced there would be no further statements made, and the terms of the settlement were not disclosed.

Cassie, whose real name is Casandra Ventura, said in a statement Friday evening, “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 lawyers for their unwavering support.”

Combs, in his own statement, said “We have decided to resolve this matter amicably. I wish Cassie and her family all the best. Love.”

According to the complaint, Ventura claimed the abuse began when she entered into a professional and sexual relationship with Combs when she was just 19 and he was 37.

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