Who is Meredith Firetog? Cassie's lawyer slams Diddy's apology video

Cassie Ventura
Cassie Ventura's lawyer Meredith Firetog slams Diddy over his apology video. (Image via Facebook/Diddy, wigdorlaw.com)

Cassie’s lawyer Meredith Firetog blasted Sean “Diddy” Combs over his apology video. On Friday, CNN released surveillance footage from 2016 that supposedly captured the record executive physically assaulting his former girlfriend Casandra Ventura aka Cassie.

Whatever was recorded in the security footage, matched the descriptions Cassie provided in her lawsuit against Diddy in November of last year. The rapper was accused of s*xual assault, s*x trafficking, and several other criminal activities.

However, the lawsuit was settled the following day. Back then, Combs and his attorney denied the allegations. His lawyer said at the time:

“Mr. Combs' decision to settle the lawsuit does not in any way undermine his flat-out denial of the claims.”

Combs admitted to his actions in his apology post on Sunday, thus confirming the person in the video from CNN was him. Cassie's lawyer Meredith criticized the rapper and music producer's response. She said:

“Combs’ most recent statement is more about himself than the many people he has hurt. When Cassie and multiple other women came forward, he denied everything and suggested that his victims were looking for a payday. That he was only compelled to ‘apologize’ once his repeated denials were proven false shows his pathetic desperation, and no one will be swayed by his disingenuous words.”

More about Meredith Firetog as she criticizes Diddy's apology post

She attended Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania from 2006 to 2010 and graduated with a High Honors Degree in History. Meredith was in the Phi Beta Kappa sorority house and served on the campus judiciary committee.

She went to the University of Oxford in 2010 and pursued Distinction in Women’s Studies and received her Master of Studies degree in 2011. Meredith Firetog got her Doctor of Law Degree from Stanford Law School, California in 2014.

There she had served several roles — the Co-President of the Stanford Public Interest Law Foundation, Co-President and board member of Women of Stanford Law, and a member of the Stanford Law Review Senior Symposium.

Meredith started her career as an associate at New York’s Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP and gained significant experience in dealing with complex commercial litigation. After that, she completed a clerkship under Judge Gregory H. Woods who serves at the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Later, Meredith Firetog worked at Sanford Heisler Sharp where her specialized practice was gender discrimination, wage and hour, and harassment cases. In June 2023, she joined Wigdor LLP — the law firm that represented Cassie in her legal settlement with Diddy last year.

Several artists and people on the internet shared their thoughts after Diddy posted his apology on Instagram. There, the music mogul said:

"It's so difficult to reflect on the darkest times in your life, but sometimes you got to do that. I was f**ked up...I hit rock bottom. But I make no excuses. My behavior on that video is inexcusable. I take full responsibility for my actions in that video."

He expressed his disgust with his actions and continued:

"I was disgusted then when I did it. I'm disgusted now. I went and I sought out professional help. Had to go into therapy, go into rehab. Had to ask God for His mercy and grace. I'm so sorry. But I'm committed to be a better man each and every day. I'm not asking for forgiveness. I'm truly sorry."

50 Cent and Aubrey O'Day were among others who slammed Diddy over his apology. Many said Combs did not feel any remorse for his actions or felt sorry for Cassie. Rather, he was only sorry because he got exposed.

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