Sean 'Diddy' Combs shown assaulting then-girlfriend Cassie Ventura in resurfaced 2016 surveillance video

Ventura sued the rapper in November 2023, accusing him of sexual assault and years of physical abuse.

The case against Sean "Diddy" Combs may have a new piece of evidence.

In a video obtained by CNN, the musician and mogul is shown physically assaulting his then-girlfriend, singer Cassie Ventura, a.k.a. Cassie, in a Los Angeles hotel in 2016.

<p>Jackson Lee/FilmMagic</p> Sean 'Diddy' Combs and Cassie Ventura in 2017

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Sean 'Diddy' Combs and Cassie Ventura in 2017

In the surveillance footage, Combs is seen running down a hallway in a towel and socks, grabbing Ventura by the neck as she waits for an elevator and throwing her to the ground. He then can be seen kicking her while she’s on the ground, grabbing the belongings she had dropped, kicking her again, and attempting to drag her into a different part of the hallway. The video has no audio.

Elsewhere in the footage, Ventura appears to pick up a hotel phone after Combs leaves the immediate vicinity. The rapper then returns to the elevator area and seems to shove Ventura out of frame. In a mirror, he can be seen sitting down in a chair, picking up an object from a table, and throwing it in her direction.

Representatives for Combs did not immediately respond to Entertainment Weekly’s request for comment.

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Douglas H. Wigdor, an attorney for Ventura, provided a statement to EW, saying “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.”

CNN states that the video came from the InterContinental Hotel in Century City and that it is from March 5, 2016.

<p>Steve Granitz/WireImage</p> Sean 'Diddy' Combs in 2020

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Sean 'Diddy' Combs in 2020

Ventura sued Combs in November 2023, accusing him of sexual assault and years of physical abuse. The 35-page lawsuit outlined an incident that the video footage seems to match.

“In or around March 2016, during an FO at the InterContinental Hotel in Century City, Los Angeles, Mr. Combs became extremely intoxicated and punched Ms. Ventura in the face, giving her a black eye,” the lawsuit stated. “After he fell asleep, Ms. Ventura tried to leave the hotel room, but 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. He grabbed at her, and then took glass vases in the hallway and threw them at her, causing glass to crash around them as she ran to the elevator to escape.”

The lawsuit also stated that “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,” and that “Mr. Combs paid the InterContinental Century City $50,000 for the hallway security footage from that evening.”

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Combs denied all of the allegations the day that the lawsuit surfaced, and he and Ventura settled the suit the following day.

Ventura’s lawsuit also listed the InterContinental Hotel, which has since closed, as one of the locations where Combs would allegedly request “freak-offs” — instances where Ventura was “expected to facilitate the location and the hiring of male sex workers.”

After Ventura’s lawsuit, several other accusers sued Combs, who has consistently denied their allegations. Fedderal agents raided the rapper’s homes in Los Angeles and Miami in March.

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