A video that is exclusively available to the US news channel CNN could seriously incriminate former rap mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs – and support the allegations made by his ex-girlfriend Cassandra “Cassie” Ventura. The R

The material apparently dates from 2016. The timing of the publication is explosive: In March, “Diddy’s” houses were searched by federal agents. Several people had sued him and accused him of sexually abusing them. Combs has denied all allegations against him and his lawyer has described the searches as a “witch hunt.”

The footage is edited from multiple camera perspectives. The incident featured there is also described in Ventura’s statement of claim and is said to have occurred on March 5, 2016, at the Intercontinental Hotel in Century City, Los Angeles.

You can see first “Cassie”, then presumably “Diddy” leaving a hotel room. He rushes after her wearing only a towel around his waist. When he catches up with her, he violently grabs her by the neck and throws her to the ground. He then kicks her and drags her across the floor by her sweater. Shortly afterwards he can be seen again throwing objects in her direction. There is no accompanying audio recording, but the video footage is brutal.

CNN says it confronted both sides with the footage. Ventura herself did not comment, but her attorney, Douglas H. Wigdor, said: “The harrowing video only further confirmed Mr. Combs’ disturbing and dangerous behavior. Words cannot express the courage and bravery Ms. Ventura demonstrated in speaking out.”

Sean “Diddy” Combs had previously denied the allegations, but did not comment further on the recent video.

Sources:  CNN, with information from the DPA news agency