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Misa Hylton, Diddy's Ex, Says Diddy "Needs Help": Said Hotel Video of Cassie and Diddy Triggered Her "Trauma" from His Abuse

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Celebrity fashion stylist Misa Hylton, who shares a son (Justin Combs) with and was once the girlfriend of Sean 'Diddy' Combs, has spoken out following CNN's hotel video of Diddy abusing his former girlfriend, Cassie Ventura in 2016. 

Misa, who has made mentions of Diddy being violent during their relationship in the '90s, shared her empathy with Cassie Ventura about the hotel video that shows Diddy beating, dragging, and kicking Ventura. Hylton said on Instagram, "I am heartbroken that Cassie must relive the horror of her abuse, and my heart goes out to her. I know exactly how she feels, and through my empathy, it has triggered my own trauma." She continued, "These young people (Diddy's children) were raised by women that want the best for them – we put God and education first and have always been united in our mutual effort to support their dreams." She finishes, "Two of the youngest do not have their mother here and it has been our duty to support them. Their father needs help and I am praying that he truly does the personal work and receives it."

Hylton began dating Diddy as his career started in the music industry. According to Hylton, Diddy persuaded her to style some of his recording artists, such as Mary J. Blige, Jodeci, and Lil' Kim. As a result, Hylton has maintained a successful career in fashion for over three-decades. However, it's rumored in the entertainment industry that Combs' abusive behavior and mistreatment of the fashion stylist led to their breakup, and his attempt to block her career in fashion.

During their courtship, Hylton can be seen alongside Diddy in his now-deceased protege, The Notorious Big's '90s music videos. Hylton explained the dissolution of her and Combs' relationship in an interview with the defunct media platform Necole Bitchie: "Kim and I go back for years now. We were friends at one point. I was like you wanted him, you got him now baby. So she's gotta go through all the bs I had to go through back in the day." She continued to say that she sometimes gets a hard time from Combs because she walked away from their toxic relationship. Hylton said, "Yes, he still is bitter. It's like, can I live? I have love for him, and he's my family, and I'm going to always support him and have his back. But, when you can have everything sometimes, and you can't have that one little thing, you are not used to that. That's so over. I'm not saying he's actively trying to pursue me, but I get a hard time sometimes."  

One of Combs's former bodyguards, Gene Deal, said when he worked for Sean Combs during the '90s, he was made aware of different acts of violence against Misa, as well as Combs' former girlfriend and the mother of three of his children, Kim Porter, who is now deceased. While speaking with The Art of Dialogue, Gene Deal recalled a time when he was told that Sean was extremely violent with Misa, beating her so severely that she hid underneath a car for protection. Gene also said that in a physical altercation between Sean and Kim, Kim cut Diddy's wrist with a corkscrew, causing him to seek medical attention. Gene said he didn't witness the altercation with the Bad Boy Records founder and Kim either but was called to the hospital after the incident.

Combs' former bodyguard also contends that Diddy was even violent with his mother, Janice Combs, years ago. He said that information was shared with him by Kirk Burrowes, former president of Bad Boy Records. Deal explained that the music mogul knew better than to display violent behavior towards women in front of him. He said he doesn't believe in violence against women and had a career in law enforcement that disallowed him to witness violent situations without taking the appropriate measures. 

While Misa has been somewhat low-key about the violence between her and Combs, over the years, Deal has published a book and conducted multiple interviews about working for Combs and why he walked away from the music mogul.  

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