Sean “Diddy” Combs is reportedly the subject of a secret NYPD criminal investigation amid his ex-girlfriend Cassie’s allegations of rape and physical abuse.
TMZ reported Thursday that there is an active case under the name “Sean Combs” that has been “locked” due to its sensitive nature.
It is unclear whether Cassie, who filed her bombshell lawsuit against the rapper that same day, made the criminal complaint.
When asked about the open case, the NYPD did not provide details but did tell the outlet that they take “sexual assault and rape cases extremely seriously.”
Their statement continued, “The NYPD … urges anyone who has been a victim to file a police report so we can perform a comprehensive investigation, and offer support and services to survivors.”
Page Six has reached out to the NYPD and Diddy’s lawyer for additional comment.
Since Cassie — born Cassandra Ventura — filed at the Federal District Court in Manhattan, Diddy has restricted comments on his Instagram and “vehemently” denied her accusations via his lawyer.
Ben Brafman called Cassie’s lawsuit “baseless and outrageous” litigation “aiming to tarnish Mr. Combs’s reputation and seeking a payday.”
The attorney claimed, “For the past 6 months, Mr. Combs has been subjected to Ms. Ventura’s persistent demand of $30 million, under the threat of writing a damaging book about their relationship, which was unequivocally rejected as blatant blackmail.”
Cassie’s lawyer, however alleged that Diddy offered her “eight figures to silence her and prevent the filing of this lawsuit.”
The “Me & U” singer “rejected his efforts,” Douglas Wigdor claimed.
In a statement to Page Six, Cassie shared that she was “finally ready to tell [her] story” after dating Diddy on and off from 2007 to 2018.
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Aubrey O’Day, 50 Cent and more A-listers have since shared their support for Cassie.
The former Danity Kane member told her Instagram followers that she’s “been tryna tell y’all for years,” while 50 Cent called Diddy “CRAZY AS A MF” via Twitter.
If you or someone you know is affected by any of the issues raised in this story, call the Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-330-0226.