CASSIE Ventura beamed as she was seen for the first time since she filed a shocking rape trial against her rap mogul ex-boyfriend Sean “P.” Diddy” Combs.
Exclusive pictures obtained by The US Sun show the 37-year-old R&B star in her hometown of New London, Connecticut on Monday afternoon.
Cassie reached an out-of-court settlement with Diddy, 54, for an undisclosed amount on Friday, just a day after she filed her lawsuit in federal court in New York.
The model was seen on Monday with her mother Regina, her celebrity personal trainer husband Alex Fine, 30, and their young daughters Frankie, 4, and Sunny, 2.
She beamed in a white sweatshirt, gray sweatpants and sneakers as she arrived at her parents’ house.
The Me & U singer appeared to have toys for her children, including the party game Twister.
An eyewitness said: “Cassie and her family went to a friend’s house for lunch.
“Her mother drove her and afterward they drove straight back to her parents’ house.
“When she came back she had things for the children, including the game Twister and what looked like a fluffy toy.
“Cassie seemed to be holding back after the lawsuit and settlement, but she looked very happy.”
Meanwhile, Cassie’s husband Alex was also seen smiling as he walked near his in-laws’ house. He wore a green cap, a black top, beige pants and fluorescent green sneakers.
The lawsuit, which Cassie filed last week, says she was subjected to “a cycle of abuse, violence and sex trafficking” until her relationship with Diddy ended in 2018.
She claims the Bad Boy Records founder repeatedly raped her toward the end of their 10-year relationship.
She alleged in the lawsuit that the hip-hop impresario would pay male prostitutes to have sex with her while he filmed the encounters and masturbated during depraved sex sessions he referred to as “freak offs.”
Cassie also accused Diddy – who previously went by the stage name Puff Daddy – of blowing up rapper Kid Cudi’s car in 2012 after she had a brief relationship with him.
And she said Diddy regularly plied her with drugs including cocaine, ketamine, ecstasy, marijuana and the date rape drug GHB, as well as excessive amounts of alcohol.
The lawsuit sought unspecified damages.
But Diddy’s attorney said after the filing Thursday last week that Cassie had demanded $30 million from Diddy before the filing.
The billionaire music tycoon’s representative also called Cassie’s allegations “insulting and outrageous.”
Meanwhile, Cassie’s attorney, Douglas Wigdor, claimed that she was “offered and rejected an eight-figure sum to silence her and prevent this lawsuit from being filed.”
The lawsuit detailed how Cassie first met Diddy in late 2005 or early 2006, when she was 19 and he was 37.
It states that she signed a ten-album deal with Bad Boy Records in February 2006.
Within a year of signing with Bad Boy Records, Diddy was “deeply entrenched in Ms. Ventura’s life,” the lawsuit says.
Diddy allegedly exerted “possession” over Cassie by manipulating her through tactics such as insisting that he call her “Pop Pop” – the name she used to refer to her grandfather.
The couple began a romantic relationship in 2007 after Diddy lured Cassie with “a flashy, fast-paced, drug-fueled lifestyle,” the lawsuit says.
But legal documents filed last week said their relationship “quickly became frightening and violent.”
According to the documents, Cassie and Diddy were at his house once when he discovered that his longtime music industry rival, Death Row Records boss Suge Knight, was at a well-known LA restaurant.
The lawsuit states: “Mr. Combs began to dress, retrieved several guns from a safe and ran from his home to where he believed Mr. Knight was dining.
“MS. Ventura got scared and started crying.”
The lawsuit also alleges that Diddy asked Cassie to carry his gun in her purse on at least two occasions.
Diddy beat Cassie “several times a year” over the course of a decade, the lawsuit says.
It is alleged that one such incident occurred when Diddy and Cassie were being driven in a Cadillac Escalade on Fifth Avenue in New York City after a party with rap legend Jay-Z.
The lawsuit states that Diddy’s relationship with Cassie was, in his own words, like “Bobby and Whitney” – a reference to the volatile marriage of R&B stars Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston.
It also states that Cassie heard others refer to her as a resemblance to soul duo Ike and Tina Turner, whose marriage was notoriously marred by the beating Ike subjected Tina to.
The lawsuit alleges that a few months into their romantic relationship, when Diddy was 40 and Cassie was only 22, Diddy told her he wanted to engage in a voyeuristic fantasy of watching her have sex with another man.
The first “Freak Off” supposedly took place at Diddy’s house in LA, with Diddy, Cassie and a male prostitute all wearing masquerade masks.
According to the lawsuit, at certain points during the relationship, Diddy insisted on weekly “freak-offs” and told Cassie that it was “our thing” and “our secret.”
Cassie claims in her lawsuit that every time she tried to escape Diddy, he would use his “networks” to find her and convince her to return.
During a difficult period in their relationship in 2011, she had a brief affair with rapper Kid Cudi.
After Diddy went through her phone and found out about it, he allegedly told her he was going to blow up the Soundtrack 2 My Life star’s car.
“At approximately this time, Kid Cudi’s car exploded in his driveway,” the lawsuit laconically states.
In September 2018, Cassie met Diddy for dinner at an Italian restaurant in Malibu for a conversation that she believed would end their relationship for good.
The lawsuit alleges that they returned to her home afterward and Diddy raped her while she repeatedly said “no” and tried to push him away.
Cassie began dating her husband Alex Fine in late 2018 and married the fitness trainer and professional bull rider the following year.
The couple welcomed their first daughter in December 2019 and their second in March 2021.
Diddy – who was estimated by Forbes last year to have a net worth of $1 billion – played a crucial role in the careers of hip-hop superstars such as Notorious BIG, Mary J. Bilge and Usher, in addition to being a multi-platinum selling artist own rap career.
The father of seven never married, but was in an on-again, off-again relationship with the late Kim Porter between 1994 and 2007, when he began his romance with Cassie.
On the day the lawsuit was filed, Diddy’s attorney, Ben Brafman, told the New York Times: “Mr. Combs vehemently denies these offensive and outrageous allegations.
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“Over the past six months, Mr. Combs has been subjected to Ms. Ventura’s persistent demands for $30 million under threats to write a damaging book about their relationship, which has been clearly dismissed as blatant blackmail.
“Although Ms. Ventura has retracted her original threat, she is now filing a lawsuit riddled with baseless and outrageous lies, seeking to tarnish Mr. Combs’ reputation and demand back pay.”