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In a recent video that surfaced showing rapper Sean “Diddy” Combs physically assaulting his ex-girlfriend back in 2016, Combs issued a public apology on Sunday, expressing remorse for his past behavior. He stated that he has since undergone rehab, therapy, and sought God’s forgiveness. Combs emphasized his commitment to becoming a better person each day.

The surveillance video released by CNN captures Combs shoving, kicking, and grabbing his then-girlfriend Casandra Ventura, known professionally as “Cassie.” Ventura later sued Combs for abuse, and the case was settled last year. This incident is one among several legal battles Combs has faced in recent months, including accusations of sex trafficking, sexual abuse, and rape, all of which he has denied.

The apology from Combs was met with criticism from Ventura’s attorney, who called it “disingenuous” and accused Combs of prioritizing his own image over the harm he has caused others. Despite the disturbing nature of the video, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office stated that they would not pursue charges due to the statute of limitations expiring in 2016.

Ventura’s lawsuit against Combs detailed allegations of abuse, rape, and trafficking during their relationship, which lasted from 2007 to 2018. Since then, multiple other women have come forward with similar accusations against the rapper, including claims of drugging and rape from incidents dating back to the early 1990s. Combs has been entangled in a web of legal battles as more individuals speak out against him.

In response to the growing allegations against Combs, rapper Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson announced plans to produce a documentary about the rape accusations. The film aims to shed light on the allegations and support victims of sexual assault. Jackson’s decision to address these sensitive issues in a public forum highlights the importance of holding individuals accountable for their actions, regardless of their status.

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