Cassie’s Friend Speaks Out About Diddy’s Alleged Abuse
Casandra “Cassie” Ventura’s friend is speaking out about Sean “Diddy” Combs’ alleged abuse of the model during their 11-year relationship. Tiffany Red, who is a longtime friend of the “Me And U” singer and songwriter, sat down with NBC News on Thursday (Dec. 21) to back up Cassie’s claims about Diddy. In a lawsuit, Cassie claimed that during their relationship, “He began a pattern of control and abuse that included plying her with drugs, beating her, and forcing her to have sex with a succession of male prostitutes while he filmed the encounters.”
Red said that she has witnessed Diddy verbally abuse Cassie and discreetly remembers on the singer’s 29th birthday in 2015, Diddy demanded that Cassie participate in a “freak-off.” In the lawsuit filed last month, Cassie alleged that the sessions were between her, Diddy, and the male sex workers that she would call due to the rap mogul demanding her to. Red stated that it was clear that Cassie didn’t want to be involved in the sessions. However, Diddy wouldn’t allow her to record music unless she participated.
“So all of our music – all my work – to find out I spent all these years writing these songs for him to rape my friend to, like, is just disgusting,” Red said.
Red went on to say that she thought that Diddy was “dangerous” in how he used to engage with Cassie.
“I think a lot of people, especially in the Black community, I’ve seen the narrative of, you know, ‘They’re just trying to take a Black man down,’ Red added. “It’s just like, that’s not what this is about. This is about accountability and a reckoning. That’s just the bottom line.”
Cassie & Diddy ‘Amicably’ Settle Sexual Assault Lawsuit
A day after Cassie filed for the lawsuit last month, the two “amicably” settled.
In a statement per TMZ, Ventura stated: “I have decided to resolve this matter amicably on terms that I have some level of control. I want to thank my family, fans, and lawyers for their unwavering support.”
Diddy stated: “We have decided to resolve this matter amicably. I wish Cassie and her family all the best. Love.”