Content warning: This story deals with sexual assault.
Sean “Diddy” Combs speaks out against the allegations of assault made against him.
“Over the past few weeks I have been silent and watched as people tried to assassinate my character, destroy my reputation and my legacy,” he wrote on Instagram on December 6. “Sickening allegations have been made against me by individuals looking for a quick paycheck.”
“Let me be absolutely clear: I did not do any of the horrible things alleged,” Diddy continued. “I will fight for my name, my family and for the truth.”
In recent weeks, the rapper has been named in several lawsuits, including one filed on November 16 by his ex-girlfriend. Cassiewho accused him of rape and abuse.
“After years of silence and darkness, I am finally ready to tell my story and speak out for myself and for the sake of other women facing violence and abuse in their relationships,” the singer said, whose legal name is Cassandra Ventura– told NBC News at the time. “As the expiration of New York’s Adult Survivors Act approached, it became clear that this was an opportunity to talk about the trauma I experienced and will be recovering from for the rest of my life. life.”