Hip Hop mogul, Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs is being investigated by the New York City Police Department as he faces a lawsuit from his ex-girlfriend Cassie over alleged rape and abuse.
The rapper, 54, is the subject of what appears to be a sexual assault case, according to TMZ, although it is not clear who made the criminal complaint.
The revelation emerged on the same day that Diddy’s former girlfriend Cassie filed a lawsuit in Manhattan’s Federal District Court in which she accused him of rape and repeated physical abuse.
She said the music executive allegedly controlled and abused her for over a decade as well as plying her with drugs, beating her, and forcing her to have sex with multiple male prostitutes while he watched and recorded.
The pair met in 2005 when she was aged 19 and split in 2018. Diddy has vehemently denied all of the ‘offensive and outrageous allegations.’
Law enforcement sources told TMZ that there is an active case with the name ‘Sean Combs’ but offered few other details including a possible victim.
A New York City Police Department statement read: ‘The NYPD takes sexual assault and rape cases extremely seriously, and urges anyone who has been a victim to file a police report so we can perform a comprehensive investigation, and offer support and services to survivors.’
Cassie, 37, filed a federal lawsuit on Thursday against her ex-boyfriend Diddy.
The lawsuit claims she was directed to have sex with multiple men – sometimes in masks and costumes – while the music exec watched, masturbated, and filmed.
Cassie, in the documents, called the ordeals ‘horrific encounters’ and said she had to take drugs to disassociate during the arrangements.
The lawsuit states that the music executive, who she first met as a teenager, told her it would ‘turn him on’ if he saw her with ‘another d***’.
He allegedly hired a man and brought him to his home in Los Angeles to engage in the sex acts with Cassie.
‘Mr. Combs directed Ms. Ventura to perform sexual acts with this man while Mr. Combs watched them,’ the lawsuit states.
‘He masturbated while he directed Ms. Ventura and the man to do specific sexual acts. The entire encounter lasted multiple days.’
She was allegedly required to dress up in lingerie, wear white nail polish to contrast with the skin of the black sex workers and cover herself in oil.
Cassie claimed Diddy got drunk during a ‘freak off’ around March 2016 and punched her in the face, leaving her with a black eye.
She said she tried to leave the hotel room when he fell asleep but he woke up and began screaming at her.
He allegedly grabbed at her, took the glass vases in the hallway and threw them at her ‘causing glass to crash around them as she ran to the elevator to escape.’
She managed to escape to her apartment but claimed she returned over fears he would be even angrier.
‘When she returned, hotel security staff urged her to get back into a cab and go to her apartment, suggesting that they had seen the security footage showing Mr. Combs beating Ms. Ventura and throwing glass at her in the hotel hallway,’ the lawsuit states.
She alleged that Diddy paid the hotel staff $50,000 for the hallway security footage from that evening.
On another occasion in 2013, Diddy allegedly set up a ‘freak off’ and was charged tens of thousands of dollars in damages by the hotel.
Cassie was expected to facilitate the location and hiring of male sex workers for the ‘freak offs’, according to the lawsuit.
She was allegedly instructed to use websites and escort services to find men with ‘large black penises,’ she claimed in the lawsuit.
It alleged that Diddy would insist on the encounters weekly and that he repeatedly told her it was ‘our thing’ and ‘our secret’.
The lawsuit also claims that he asked Cassie to carry his gun in her purse on at least two occasions.
Diddy allegedly plied her with ecstasy and ketamine, and often beat her up. She never told authorities because it ‘would merely give Mr. Combs another excuse to hurt her.’
Cassie alleged that Diddy blew up Kid Cudi’s car around February 2012 after he found out they were in a relationship together.
She claimed he went through her phone and found emails between her and the American rapper and became enraged.
Diddy allegedly placed a manual corkscrew in between his fingers and lunged at her, according to the lawsuit and she ran away to stay with Kid Cudi.
Cassie later returned and the music executive allegedly hit her several times, and then kicked her in the back as she tried to run out the door.
During Paris Fashion week, she claims Diddy told her he was going to blow up Kid Cudi’s car and that he wanted to make sure he was home with his friends when it happened.
‘Around that time, Kid Cudi’s car exploded in his driveway,’ the lawsuit stated.
‘Ms. Ventura was terrified, as she began to fully comprehend what Mr. Combs was both willing and able to do to those he believed had slighted him.’
In August 2015, Diddy allegedly picked up her friend ‘like a child’ and dangled her over a 17th-floor balcony while intoxicated at Cassie’s surprise dinner for her 29th birthday.
Cassie also claims that Diddy would threaten to suppress her music if she did not obey his ‘violent’ orders. He also paid for her car and apartment, and had access to her personal medical records, the suit claims.
She claimed that he raped her in September 2018 and that he forced his way into her apartment after dinner in Malibu, California.
He allegedly tried to kiss her before forcibly removing her clothes and unbuckling his belt.
‘He proceeded to rape Ms. Ventura while she repeatedly said “no” and tried to push him away,’ the lawsuit claims.
Following this alleged incident, Cassie said she took steps to completely separate herself from ‘her long-time abuser’.
She is seeking unspecified damages. The lawsuit is brought under the Adult Survivors Act – which is a New York law allowing people to file claims even after the statute of limitations has run out.
The suit said: ‘With the expiration of New York’s Adult Survivors Act fast approaching it became clear that this was an opportunity to speak up about the trauma I have experienced and that I will be recovering from for the rest of my life.’
Ben Brafman, Diddy’s lawyer, said: ‘Mr. Combs vehemently denies these offensive and outrageous allegations.
‘For the past six months, Mr. Combs has been subjected to Ms. Ventura’s persistent demand of $30 million, under the threat of writing a damaging book about their relationship, which was unequivocally rejected as blatant blackmail.
‘Despite withdrawing her initial threat, Ms. Ventura has now resorted to filing a lawsuit riddled with baseless and outrageous lies, aiming to tarnish Mr. Combs’s reputation and seeking a payday.’
But her attorney Wigdor told DailyMail.com: ‘Mr. Combs offered Ms. Ventura eight figures to silence her and prevent the filing of this lawsuit.
She rejected his efforts and decided to give a voice to all woman who suffer in silence. Ms. Ventura should be applauded for her bravery.’