John Legend Calls Allegations Against Diddy ‘Shameful,’ Hopes for ‘Reparations’

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John Legend goes to the 66th GRAMMY Awards atCrypto com Arena onFeb 4, 2024 in Los Angeles.

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John Legend is speaking up versus Diddy, much less than a year after the duo teamed up on a track that showed up on Legend’s The Love Album: Off the Grid.

“I was horrified by the descriptions that I read before the video evidence came out,” Legend told CNN today of the destructive allegations versus Diddy, along with the video clip that was launched that included the hip-hop celebrity showing up to attack his then-girlfriend,Cassie Ventura “And absolutely it’s something that needs to be brought to light when it happens.”

The duo teamed up with Babyface on 2023’s “Kim Porter,” which was called after Combs’ late companion that passed away in 2018 of pneumonia.

Noting that that accusations versus Diddy are “shameful,” Legend included, “My default stance is to believe women when they make these accusations and to make sure that we do whatever we can to support women,” really hoping “that they’re heard and that any kind of accountability and reparations can be made to make these women whole again.”

In the video clip, gotten by CNN previously this month and dated March 5, 2016, Combs shows up to push Ventura to the ground near a lift financial institution, kick her a number of times while she rests on the ground and drag her down a corridor. The components of the video clip mirror an attack claims Ventura made in a now-settled claim she submitted versus Diddy in November.

Shortly after, on May 19, Diddy required to social networks to share a video clip of himself taking duty and excusing his activities in the troubling clip. “It’s so difficult to reflect on the darkest times in your life, but sometimes you got to do that,” Diddy claims in his Instagram video clip. “I was f—ed up. I mean, I hit rock bottom. But I make no excuses. My behavior on that video is inexcusable. I take full responsibility for my actions in that video. I’m disgusted. I was disgusted then when I did it, I’m disgusted now.”

He proceeded, “I went out and sought professional help. Had to go into therapy, into rehab. Had to ask God for his mercy and grace. I’m so sorry. But I’m committed to being a better man each and every day. I’m not asking for forgiveness. I’m truly sorry.”

“The gut-wrenching video has only further confirmed the disturbing and predatory behavior of Mr. Combs,” claimed Ventura’s lawyer, Douglas Wigdor, in a declaration sent out to Billboard “Words cannot express the courage and fortitude that Ms. Ventura has shown in coming forward to bring this to light.”

Ventura was the very first to implicate Diddy of sexual offense, submitting a claim in November in which lawyers for Cassie declared she “endured over a decade of his violent behavior and disturbed demands,” consisting of duplicated physical assaults and compeling her to “engage in sex acts with male sex workers” while he masturbated. According to the issue, after she tried to divide from him in 2018 after an on and off public partnership for 11 years, Combs supposedly “forced her into her home and raped her while she repeatedly said ‘no’ and tried to push him away.” The situation was quickly worked out, yet Combs was after that taken legal action against by several various other females that declared they were sexually abused by the hip-hop magnate.

“ENOUGH IS ENOUGH,” Diddy composed on Instagram inDecember “For the last couple of weeks, I have sat silently and watched people try to assassinate my character, destroy my reputation and my legacy. Sickening allegations have been made against me by individuals looking for a quick payday. Let me be absolutely clear: I did not do any of the awful things being alleged. I will fight for my name, my family and for the truth.”



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