Who is Diddy beating in the viral CNN video? All about Cassie Ventura, explored

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The rapper Sean 'Diddy' Combs finds himself embroiled in a massive controversy as shocking footage surfaced, where he is allegedly assaulting his former girlfriend Cassie Ventura.

The video footage showing P Diddy beating Cassie was first published by CNN. They sourced the footage from the InterContinental Hotel in Century City, Los Angeles. The news channel even verified the location based on the publicly available photos of the interior of the hotel (as per the video).

The incident seen in the shocking footage took place in 2016 when Cassie Ventura was in a relationship with Diddy. The video depicts the brutal incident where Diddy is allegedly seen punching and kicking Cassie in the hallway of the hotel after chasing her down.

Who is Cassie Ventura?

Cassie at VH1's 3rd Annual "Dear Mama: A Love Letter To Moms" (image via Getty)
Cassie at VH1's 3rd Annual "Dear Mama: A Love Letter To Moms" (image via Getty)

Cassie Ventura is a singer, dancer, actress, and model. The RnB artist has recently made news after a video of Sean 'Diddy' Combs brutally assaulting her surfaced on CNN.

The pair met in 2005 when 19-year-old Cassie was a budding artist and Diddy was 37. There were rumors about the two dating since 2007, although they confirmed it only in 2012. She was dating the music mogul between 2007 and 2018. She broke up with Diddy in 2018 after years of alleged abuse and is now married to Alex Fine, a fitness trainer. They have two children together.

Cassie filed a lawsuit against Diddy on November 16, 2023, accusing him of physical abuse, s*xual abuse, and trafficking. She cited multiple incidents of s*xual and physical violence in her lawsuit.

As per The Independent, the lawsuit stated that Diddy forced her into an “ostentatious, fast-paced, and drug-fueled lifestyle”. The lawsuit also claimed that Diddy had been abusive towards her throughout the relationship and even r*ped her in her apartment when she tried to end it in 2018. The lawsuit was settled a day after it was filed and settlement details remain undisclosed.

The recently released video by CNN has sparked massive outrage across the internet as fans demand that Diddy be jailed for his heinous act of violence against Cassie. The video captured from various angles by the hotel CCTV, shows Diddy allegedly kicking her and punching her after chasing her near the elevators.

The video footage, made public by CNN corroborates several allegations made by Cassie Ventura in her lawsuit against him. The video has surfaced amid numerous civil lawsuits accusing the rapper and music mogul of r*pe, s*x trafficking, and s*xual abuse.

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