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Proof That Sean 'Diddy' Combs Abused Cassie Ventura Emerged After 'CNN' Released Hotel Footage of a 2016 Domestic Violence Incident



CNN has released video footage of Sean "Diddy" Combs beating Cassie Ventura in a Los Angeles hotel in 2016. The footage aligns with the allegations from Cassie's 2023 lawsuit against Diddy.




CNN gave the following news report surrounding the video: 


CNN — A 2016 surveillance video obtained exclusively by CNN shows Sean "Diddy" Combs grab, shove, drag and kick his then-girlfriend Cassie Ventura during an altercation that matches allegations in a now-settled federal lawsuit filed by Ventura in November.


The footage, compiled from multiple camera angles dated March 5, 2016, appears to show the rapper, producer and business mogul during an incident that, according to Ventura's complaint, occurred at the now-closed InterContinental Hotel in Century City, Los Angeles. CNN verified the location based on publicly available photos of the former hotel's interior.


In the video, Ventura exits a hotel room and walks to a bank of elevators. Combs, holding a towel around his waist, runs down a hall after Ventura. He grabs her by the back of the neck and throws her to the floor. Still holding his towel closed with one hand, he then turns to kick her, the video shows.


As Ventura is on the ground, Combs retrieves a purse and suitcase from the floor near the elevators. He turns around and kicks Ventura again as she lies motionless on the floor. About four seconds transpire between the two kicks, according to the video. He then briefly drags Ventura by her sweatshirt toward a room before walking away.


Ventura is then seen slowly standing up. She gathers items from the floor and moves to pick up a phone on the hallway wall near the elevators. Combs, still in a towel and socks, returns. A mirror directly across from the security camera shows Combs appearing to shove Ventura.


Seconds later, he sits down on a chair, grabs an object off a table, and forcefully throws it toward Ventura. Combs is seen walking away, then turns toward Ventura once again when an elevator door opens and someone appears to exit.


Ventura, who reached an undisclosed settlement with Combs, declined to comment on the video obtained by CNN. Ventura's attorney, Douglas H. Wigdor, said: "The gut-wrenching video has only further confirmed the disturbing and predatory behavior of Mr. Combs. Words cannot express the courage and fortitude that Ms. Ventura has shown in coming forward to bring this to light." CNN has reached out to representatives for Combs for comment. Combs has previously denied Ventura's allegations.


When contacted by CNN, a representative for InterContinental Hotels said on Friday, "This hotel is no longer under IHG management, and we do not have any access to prior incident records or footage."


In recent months, Combs said via Instagram, "Enough is enough." "For the last couple of weeks, I have sat silently and watched people try to assassinate my character, destroy my reputation and my legacy," he said. "Sickening allegations have been made against me by individuals looking for a quick payday," he continued. "Let me be absolutely clear: I did not do any of the awful things being alleged. I will fight for my name, my family and for the truth."


This week, prior to the release of the video, Diddy made another brief statement on social media, stating, "Time tells truth."




Cassie's husband, Alex Fine, posted a letter to [women and children] following the release of the video; he began by stating, "Men who hit women aren't men. Men who enable it and protect those people aren't men..." 




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