Cassie Breaks Silence As Video of Diddy Assaulting Her at Hotel Leaks: “It Broke Me”

Cassie Breaks Silence As Video of Diddy Assaulting Her at Hotel Leaks: “It Broke Me”

  • Sean Love Combs, popularly known as Diddy, was trending after a video of him assaulting his ex-lover Cassie Ventura in 2016 went viral
  • The hip-hop mogul took to social media to address the video, stating that he was a changed man and had gone to therapy
  • Cassie, in an emotional post, broke her silence and revealed that years of assault broke her, and she was focused on healing

American singer and actress Cassie Ventura spoke after a video of her ex-lover Sean Love Combs, aka Diddy, surfaced in 2016.

Sean Combs and Cassie Ventura in Los Angeles in 2018 (left). Cassie attending Buttah Skin By Dorion Renaud Holiday Pop-Up in 2022 (right).
Cassie thanks her fans for their outpouring of love after a video of Diddy assaulting her in 2016 surfaced. Photo: Star Max/GC Images, Johnny Nunez.
Source: UGC

Social media was ablaze when a video of Diddy putting his hands on Cassie in 2016 surfaced on social media.

In 2016, Diddy was in a hotel where he physically assaulted Cassie. CNN released CCTV footage showing Diddy chasing Cassie, hitting her on the head until she fell on the ground and kicking her while she was down.

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He then dragged her back to the room. Cassie's legal team had described the scene when they submitted a lawsuit against Diddy.

Did Diddy apologise to Cassie?

The Independent reported that Diddy apologised for attacking his ex-girlfriend in an emotional video post.

In the clip, the hip-hop star called his behaviour 'inexcusable' and said he took full responsibility for his actions.

Diddy said he sought professional help and was genuinely sorry for his actions.

What did Cassie say after leaked video?

Cassie has since broken her silence in an emotional post where she opened up on how broken she was due to years of abuse.

“Domestic Violence is the issue. It broke me down to someone I never thought I would become. With a lot of hard work, I am better today, but I will always be recovering from my past. My only ask is that everyone open your heart to believing victims the first time. It takes a lot of heart to tell the truth out of a situation that you were powerless in."

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In a lengthy Instagram post, the actress revealed that she felt safer and thanked her fans for the outpouring of love.

"The outpouring of love has created a place for my younger self to settle and feel safe now, but this is only the beginning. The outpouring of love has created a place for my younger self to settle and feel safe now, but this is only the beginning."

See the post below:

Diddy breaks silence on the viral video of him assaulting Cassie

Meanwhile, Briefly News reported that Sean "Diddy" Combs apologised for assaulting his ex-girlfriend Cassie Ventura in a 2016 video leaked online, admitting his wrongdoing and seeking professional help. Social media users criticised Diddy, accusing him of being sorry only because he was caught, with some questioning the sincerity of his apology and his character.

Fans expressed disgust and disappointment, calling Diddy a disgrace and emphasising the need for him to apologise directly to Cassie.

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