Cassie thankful for outpouring of "love and support"

Cassie thankful for outpouring of "love and support"

The singer is speaking out for the first time since a 2016 video of Diddy assaulting her was leaked online...

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Cassie Ventura and her family/Instagram (@cassie)

Cassie Ventura has thanked her family, friends, and strangers for the love and support they have shown her over the past few days. 

The 'Me & U' hitmaker is breaking her silence after a viral video showed her ex-boyfriend, Sean 'Diddy' Combs, assaulting her.

The disturbing video, which was recorded in 2016, shows the rapper kicking, hitting, and dragging her at a hotel. 

Cassie, who is now married to personal trainer Alex Fine, says the support she has received has helped her heal.

"The outpouring of love has created a place for my younger self to settle and feel safe now, but this is only the beginning. Domestic Violence is THE issue. It broke me down to someone I never thought I would become. With a lot of hard work, I am better today, but I will always be recovering from my past," she wrote. 

The 37-year-old says that healing from domestic violence is not an easy process, but the support she has received "means everything" to her. 

"My only ask is that EVERYONE open your heart to believing victims the first time. It takes a lot of heart to tell the truth out of a situation that you were powerless in. I offer my hand to those that are still living in fear. Reach out to your people, don’t cut them off. No one should carry this weight alone.”

Diddy has since issued an apology for the assault. Calls continue to grow for him to be arrested. 

ALSO READ: 'Lock him up' - Social media users react to Diddy's apology video

Several stars, including South African DJ Black Coffee, showed Cassie some love in the comments section.

"Sending love to you," he wrote.

Kelly Rowland, Taraji P. Henson, Rachel Kolisi, Shudufhadzo Musida, and LeAnne Kistan-Dlamini also expressed support. 

Cassie's husband has also been praised for being her safe space during this difficult time. Alex, who is the father of her two children - Frankie and Sunny, shared a special message for victims of abuse on Instagram

"Men who hit women aren't men. Men who enable it and protect those people aren't men. As men, violence against women shouldn't be inevitable; check your brothers, your friends and your family," he wrote. 

Alex said he was speaking out to let victims of abuse know that they are not alone. 

"I want my kids and every kid to live in a world that’s safe for women and girls, protects them and treats them as equals. "

ALSO READ: Singer Cassie, Sean Combs settle lawsuit alleging rape: US media


50 Cent Diddy Documentary 

Meanwhile, rapper 50 Cent is set to make a documentary about sexual assault and domestic violence claims made against Diddy by several people. 

The 'In da Club' rapper, who has publicly spoken out against Diddy in the past, has reportedly sold the docuseries to streaming giant Netflix. 

According to TMZ, several platforms fought for the rights to the G-Unit Film and Television Studios docuseries. 

"NETFLIX wins the bidding war, but if more victims keep coming out, I’m gonna need more episodes," 50 Cent wrote on Instagram.

The rapper, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, will reportedly release the docuseries "sooner than later", according to TMZ. 

ALSO READ: Sean 'Diddy' Combs faces new sexual assault charges


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