Diddy admits to beating girlfriend after video

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Sean “Diddy” Combs apologized Sunday for beating, kicking and dragging former girlfriend Cassie Ventura in a Los Angeles hotel hallway, 48 hours after CNN released CCTV video of the 2016 incident. Ventura described a matching altercation at the now-closed InterContinental Century City in a November 2023 federal lawsuit alleging years of abuse; Combs denied all the allegations but quickly settled the suit.

Combs’ statement is “more about himself than the many people he has hurt,” Ventura’s lawyer Meredith Firetog said. “When Cassie and multiple other women came forward, he denied everything and suggested that his victims were looking for a payday.”

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