Leaked Video Shows Diddy Attacking Cassie in Los Angeles Hotel

Hotel security footage shows a man said to be Diddy assaulting a woman described as his ex-girlfriend Cassie Ventura. (Credit: CNN)

Disturbing footage has emerged, showing Sean “Diddy” Combs violently attacking his ex-girlfriend Cassie Ventura.

The footage seemingly confirms allegations Ventura made in a now-settled November civil lawsuit, saying she endured years of abuse at the hands of the music mogul.

CNN posted the footage on its website Friday, May 17. The cable news outlet described the video as hotel security footage and said it was recorded on March 5, 2016.

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The video shows Ventura walking barefoot out of a room at the InterContinental Hotel in the Century City neighborhood of Los Angeles. Dressed in a hooded sweatshirt, she carries her bags and quickly moves toward a bank of elevators.

Wearing only a towel and socks, Combs chases her down a hallway. Once he catches up to her, he violently pushes her head and she falls to the ground. He then picks up her bags, walks over to her, kicks her multiple times, and drags her down the hall before they disappear from the camera’s frame.

Another camera angle shows him sitting in his room while still wearing the towel and throwing an object at her.

[The hotel surveillance video is below. A warning, some readers may find the footage disturbing]

In a statement to Urban Hollywood 411 on Friday, Ventura’s attorney Douglas H. Wigdor reacted to the footage.

“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,” Wigdor said.

A rep for Combs has not yet commented on the video.

Ventura, an R&B singer known for songs including “Me & U,” met the Bad Boy Records founder in 2005, when she was 19 and he was in his 30s. He signed her to his label and the two dated on-and-off for over a decade.

She filed a sexual abuse lawsuit in Manhattan’s Federal District Court on Nov. 16, 2023.

The suit alleged rape, battery and trafficking, and said Combs forced Ventura “to engage in a fantasy of his called ‘voyeurism,’” in which she allegedly had sex with male prostitutes, while Combs watched and shot video. The suit described the encounters as “freak offs” or “FO,” and said they happened in different cities, and Ventura was a victim of sex trafficking.

The complaint included details about the incident at the InterContinental Hotel, saying it happened “around March 2016” during “an FO” session.

According to the complaint, “Mr. Combs became extremely intoxicated and punched Ms. Ventura in the face, giving her a black eye.”

“After he fell asleep, Ms. Ventura tried to leave the hotel room, but as she exited, Mr. Combs awoke and began screaming at Ms. Ventura,” the lawsuit said.

The complaint added, “He grabbed at her, and then took glass vases in the hallway and threw them at her, causing glass to crash around them as she ran to the elevator to escape.”

Sean "Diddy" Combs and Cassie Ventura attend the 2017 Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, NY on May 1st, 2017. (Credit: Shutterstock)
Diddy and Cassie attend the 2017 Met Gala (Credit: Shutterstock)

The 35-page complaint additionally alleged Combs, now 54, became violent with Ventura, 37, “multiple times each year.” The lawsuit said the alleged “beatings” sometimes happened in front of his staff, but no one “dared to speak up against their frightening and ferocious boss.”

The suit said Ventura tried to break things off in 2018, and Combs allegedly raped her while she “repeatedly said ‘no’ and tried to push him away.”

Combs settled the lawsuit one day after it was filed.

The mogul released a statement through his attorney, saying the agreement was not an “admission of wrongdoing.”

Ventura’s lawsuit was filed under New York’s Adult Survivors Act (ASA). The landmark law created a one-year lookback window allowing adult victims of sexual abuse to pursue claims in court.

Three other women filed lawsuits against Combs in the days that followed, and later male music producer Rodney “Lil Rod” Jones  filed a suit accusing Combs of sexual abuse. The mogul maintained his innocence.

Then on March 25, federal agents raided Combs’ homes in Los Angeles and Miami in connection with a sex trafficking investigation.

The mogul was not arrested, and his attorney slammed the raids as a “witch hunt.”

“This unprecedented ambush — paired with an advanced, coordinated media presence — leads to a premature rush to judgment of Mr. Combs and is nothing more than a witch hunt based on meritless accusations made in civil lawsuits,” attorney Aaron Dyer said in a statement.

Combs has continued to post videos and pictures with his children on social media, but has not publicly discussed the lawsuits or the raids.

If you or someone you know is dealing with domestic violence, contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1.800.799.SAFE (7233) or you can text “START” to 88788.

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