There will be no trial. American hip-hop star Sean Combs – aka “Puff Daddy” or “Diddy” – and his ex-girlfriend, singer Cassie, have reached an “amicable” settlement, a day after she wore complaint against him for rape and physical violence.

On Friday evening, both sides said they had agreed to settle the matter, without providing further details, US media including the New York Times (NYT) reported.

“I have decided to settle the matter amicably on terms that give me some control,” Cassie said in a statement published in American media. I would like to thank my family, fans and lawyers for their continued support. »

In a separate statement, Sean Combs confirmed their decision. “I wish Cassie and her family all the best,” he said.

Thirty-five page document

The 37-year-old R’n’B singer, dancer and model, real name Casandra Ventura, filed a complaint against Sean Combs on Thursday. According to a thirty-five-page court document made public by the American justice system and first revealed by the NYT, “Mr. Combs raped Ms. Ventura at her home after she tried to leave him” in 2018.

Sean Combs, 54, also “often punched, kicked, slapped, stomped on her, resulting in bruises, burst lips, a black eye and bleeding,” details this civil complaint filed. in front of the federal prosecutor’s office in Manhattan, New York.

This legal action is made possible thanks to a New York State law which since November 2022 has allowed victims of sexual violence to file a civil complaint for prescribed facts – but for only one year. Ms. Ventura’s complaint also targets the companies and labels of her former partner, musician and rap producer: Bad Boy Entertainment, Bad Boy Records, Epic Records, Combs Enterprises and Doe Corporations 1-10.

Sean Combs is part of the hip-hop billionaires club, also thanks to his business in the alcohol industry.