Who is Mark Geragos? Diddy's former attorney expresses cynicism over CNN leaking the Cassie assault footage

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Diddy's former attorney opened up about his leaked video (Image via Getty)

Sean "Diddy" Combs landed in hot waters when a surveillance tape from March 5, 2016, was leaked via CNN. It showed the singer shoving, kicking, grabbing, and assaulting his ex-girlfriend, Cassie Ventura, during a fight in a California hotel.

Mark Geragos, the rapper's former lawyer, has recently voiced his disdain over the video. In a New Nation interview on May 30, 2024, he stated:

"I'm cynical that all the sudden there was this kind of shock and awe search warrant raid right…. literally was out of nowhere…"

He continued:

"I'm very cynical that somehow a surveillance tape in a hotel that had never come to pass for eight years gets released sometime after that raid."

Mark Geragos is the principal attorney of Geragos & Geragos and practices criminal defense law. He consistently works with well-known clients, such as Winona Ryder, Susan McDougal, Michael Jackson, Chris Brown, and Scott Peterson.


Mark Geragos is Diddy's former attorney, who is an expert in high-profile cases

The rapper's lawyer is very famous for winning impossible cases (Image via Getty)
The rapper's lawyer is very famous for winning impossible cases (Image via Getty)

Born in Los Angeles, California, Mark Geragos graduated with honors from Flintridge Preparatory School in La Canada. He double majored in sociology and anthropology for his bachelor's degree from Haverford College in 1979. In 1982, he received his Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Loyola Law School at Loyola Marymount University. In 1983, he was admitted to the California State Bar.

He currently serves as Geragos & Geragos' principal attorney. He has represented a wide range of well-known people during his career, including politicians, Hollywood celebrities, professional athletes, and more. Additionally, he has defended Winona Ryder, Chris Brown, Michael Jackson, Diddy, and Jussie Smollett.

Moreover, he has continued to defend Susan McDougal, the former business associate of President Bill Clinton, after her imprisonment in connection with the Whitewater scandal of the 1990s.

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Furthermore, when Ryder was found guilty of stealing $5,560 worth of goods from Saks Fifth Avenue in Beverly Hills, including a $760 Marc Jacobs sweater and $80 cashmere Donna Karan socks, he represented her.

In another drunk driving case, Geragos represented Roger, Hillary Clinton's brother. When it came to defending against drug charges, he was Robert Downey Jr.'s lawyer. In addition, he also represented Gary Condit, the former California congressman who had a romantic relationship with Chandra Levy, the Washington intern who was killed.

Geragos has also successfully defended clients against murder charges twice in a row during the past ten years by demonstrating faulty eyewitness identification. After the Geragos company sued the City of Glendale for falsely arresting one of those clients, the client eventually received a $1.7 million compensation.

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In addition, he was one of the principal attorneys in two historic Federal Class Action lawsuits about insurance policies against AXA Corporation and New York Life Insurance. These cases were ultimately settled for a combined total of over $37.5 million.

Apart from being elected Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Los Angeles Criminal Courts Bar Association, he also received the California Lawyer of the Year award in Civil Litigation.

Later, in 2013, Geragos wrote a book called Mistrial: An Inside Look at How the Criminal Justice System Works...and Sometimes Doesn't.


Diddy faces multiple lawsuits, and former lawyer Mark Geragos is cynical about his leaked video

Since a video of him assaulting his ex-girlfriend, Cassie, went viral, Sean "Diddy" Combs has been in the news and has drawn a lot of criticism and backlash.

Diddy's lawyer has some opinion on the leaked footage (Image via Getty)
Diddy's lawyer has some opinion on the leaked footage (Image via Getty)

Apart from the video, Diddy has faced numerous lawsuits in recent years. They include alleged r*pe, s*xual abuse, and s*x trafficking. On March 25, 2024, US Homeland Security authorities raided two of the rapper's homes in Miami and Los Angeles.

The rapper's previous lawyer has now spoken up about the whole thing. Mark Geragos claimed that Homeland Security may have released the evidence to CNN to sabotage Diddy's chances of a fair trial.

Nevertheless, his claims haven't been proven yet, and Diddy hasn't said anything regarding Geragos' claims yet.

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