GRAPHIC: Surveillance video shows Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs assaulting girlfriend(Video)

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(CNN) – Disturbing video exclusively obtained by CNN seems to support at least some of the abuse claims against rapper and music producer Sean “Diddy” Combs.

The graphic surveillance footage appears to show Combs repeatedly hitting his then-girlfriend Cassie Ventura in a hallway of a Los Angeles hotel in March 2016.

A lawsuit filed by Ventura in November 2023 and settled the next day referenced actions that seem to match those seen in this video.

According to the complaint, Combs became “extremely intoxicated and punched Ms. Ventura in the face, giving her a black eye,” which according to the lawsuit, prompted Ventura to try to leave the hotel room.

The surveillance video obtained by CNN begins as she enters the hallway.

The complaint says, “As she exited, Mr. Combs awoke and began screaming at Ms. Ventura. He followed her into the hallway of the hotel while yelling at her.”

The complaint goes on to say, “He grabbed her, and then took glass vases in the hallway and threw them at her.”

In the surveillance video, Combs can be seen grabbing Ventura and throwing her to the ground.

As Ventura lies on the ground, Combs then kicks her twice and attempts to drag her on the floor back to the hotel room.

Ventura is seen picking up a hotel phone.

Combs seems to walk back to the hotel room, then returns and appears to shove Ventura into a corner.

Moments later, he can then be seen throwing an object in her direction.

According to Ventura’s now-settled lawsuit, the pair began dating several years after they met in 2005. They parted ways in 2019.

Combs’ attorney said the decision to settle was “in no way an admission of wrongdoing.”

Ventura declined to comment on the video, but her attorney told CNN:

“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.”

The video hasn’t been seen publicly before and comes on the heels of a series of civil lawsuits alleging Combs’ involvement in sex trafficking and sexual abuse, which Combs has repeatedly denied.

In a December 2023 statement, Combs responded to the claims in all the lawsuits saying, “Sickening allegations have been made against me by individuals looking for a quick payday. Let me be absolutely clear: I did not do any of the awful things being alleged.”

So far there’s been no comment from Combs’ attorney

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