Sean “Diddy” Combs didn’t seem too happy despite settling the explosive rape and abuse lawsuit filed by his ex-girlfriend Ca*sie.
In photos obtained by Page Six, the “I’ll Be Missing You” rapper appeared stressed and solemn as he hid his face in his hands while sitting outside his Miami home on Saturday.
The music mogul, dressed casually in a T-shirt and sweatpants, was seen alongside his chief of staff, Kristina Khorram.
At one point, Khorram showed Combs something on his cell phone before the musician decided to lie down on the outdoor couch.
The Bad Boy Records founder was also spotted taking a long phone call and pacing around his estate.
Representatives for Combs did not immediately respond to Page Six’s request for comment.
The photos mark the first sighting of the rapper since the “Me & U” singer — born Casandra Ventura — filed an explosive lawsuit Thursday, alleging he subjected her to years of physical, s****l and mental abuse.
In court documents obtained by Page Six, Ventura, 37, accused Combs, 54, of forcing her to have s*x with male prostitutes while he watched and masturbated, in addition to physically abusing her and supplying him with drugs at just 19 years old.
“Over the years that Mr. Combs physically and s****lly abused Ms. Ventura, she repeatedly attempted to escape his control over her life,” the lawsuit states. “Every time she went into hiding, Mr. Combs’ vast network of companies and affiliated entities found her, and those who worked for Mr. Combs’ companies begged her to come back to him.”
The lawsuit also claimed that Combs “was prone to uncontrollable rage and frequently beat Ms. Ventura savagely.”
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Combs denied the allegations through his attorney, Ben Brafman, who claimed Ventura demanded money before the trial.
“Mr. Combs vehemently denies these offensive and outrageous allegations,” Brafman said in a statement. “For the past six months, Mr. Combs has been subject to Ms. Ventura’s persistent demand for $30 million, under the threatened to write a damaging book about their relationship, which was unequivocally dismissed as blatant blackmail.”
Just 24 hours after Ventura filed the case, the explosive lawsuit was settled.
In separate statements, both sides said they had reached an “amicable” agreement.
“I have decided to resolve this matter amicably provided that I have some level of control,” Ventura said, adding, “I want to thank my family, fans and attorneys for their continued support. “
The music producer echoed the sentiment, saying, “We have decided to resolve this matter amicably. I wish Ca*sie and her family all the best. Love.”
Combs’ attorney later issued an additional statement emphasizing that the settlement does not constitute an admission of guilt.
“To be clear, a decision to settle a lawsuit, especially in 2023, is in no way an admission of wrongdoing,” Brafman said in a statement to Page Six on Saturday.
“Mr. Combs’ decision to settle the lawsuit in no way calls into question his adamant denial of the allegations. He is pleased that they have reached a mutual settlement and wishes Ms. Ventura the best.