Diddy Allegedly Assaults Cassie In New Footage From Hotel Security Camera

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LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 18: Sean Combs and dancer Cassie attend The 67th NBA All-Star Game: Team LeBron Vs. Team Stephen at Staples Center on February 18, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images)
CNN exclusively obtained this disturbing video, and while the details remain allegations, this is not a very good look for Diddy.

New hotel security camera footage from Los Angeles in March of 2016 (reportedly and exclusively obtained by CNN) allegedly shows Diddy assaulting Cassie, lending supposed truth to her since-settled lawsuit against him. It's important to note that the accusations against him remain speculative and still have yet to fully meet a court of law to determine their veracity. We will not link the video itself in this article, but if you are curious enough to find it in the "Via" link below, proceed with caution as it displays disturbing images. Whether this clip is accurate or not, it seems to parallel some of the narratives that Cassie put forth in her lawsuit.

For one, Diddy is seen striking Cassie in the head in front of the hotel elevator, kicking her twice, taking her possessions back to the hotel room, and then returning to Cassie in the hallway to shove her and launch an item at her, which seems to be a vase. While his representatives have not yet commented on this video, and join him in the staunch denial of any and all allegations, Cassie's lawyer Douglas Wigdor issued a statement via email. "The gut-wrenching video has only further confirmed the disturbing and predatory behavior of Mr. Combs. Words cannot express the courage and fortitude that Ms. Ventura has shown in coming forward to bring this to light."

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Furthermore, this alleged video seems to be a partial recording of a March 2016 incident that Cassie referred to in her lawsuit against Diddy. In the filing, she claims that it took place at the InterContinental Hotel in Center City, Los Angeles, and that he gave her a black eye while he was intoxicated. CNN was reportedly able to confirm that this alleged clip shows the same interior design as publicly available pictures of the former hotel. While the Bad Boy mogul allegedly returned Cassie's items to the hotel room while wearing a bath towel and socks, she made a call on a hotel phone, which is when he threw what seems like a vase at her.

With all this in mind, it's anyone's guess as to how this could impact the pace, public visibility, or charges when it comes to Diddy's controversies. While he settled this lawsuit with Cassie, various other legal filings emerged against him. This has been a whirlwind of a story, and this alleged proof might only exacerbate its depth and severity. For more developments and updates, come back to HNHH.

About The Author
Gabriel Bras Nevares is a music and pop culture news writer for HotNewHipHop. He started in 2022 as a weekend writer and, since joining the team full-time, has developed a strong knowledge in hip-hop news and releases. Whether it’s regular coverage or occasional interviews and album reviews, he continues to search for the most relevant news for his audience and find the best new releases in the genre. What excites him the most is finding pop culture stories of interest, as well as a deeper passion for the art form of hip-hop and its contemporary output. Specifically, Gabriel enjoys the fringes of rap music: the experimental, boundary-pushing, and raw alternatives to the mainstream sound. As a proud native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, he also stays up-to-date with the archipelago’s local scene and its biggest musical exponents in reggaetón, salsa, indie, and beyond. Before working at HotNewHipHop, Gabriel produced multiple short documentaries, artist interviews, venue spotlights, and audio podcasts on a variety of genres and musical figures. Hardcore punk and Go-go music defined much of his coverage during his time at the George Washington University in D.C. His favorite hip-hop artists working today are Tyler, The Creator, Boldy James, JPEGMAFIA, and Earl Sweatshirt.