Alex Fine – the husband of Cassie, Diddy‘s ex-partner – has penned a message to the rap mogul following the assault video.

Diddy, real name Sean Combs, is currently facing a series of ongoing investigations regarding alleged sex trafficking, sexual assault and harassment. The rapper’s homes in Miami and Los Angeles were raided in March, seemingly in connection with the accusations.

Last week (March 17), footage of the rapper appeared to show the rapper beating his former partner, singer Cassie, and throwing an unidentified object at her from a nearby table was obtained and published by CNN.

Diddy has since apologised for his “inexcusable” behaviour in the video allegedly showing him attacking Cassie.

The footage aligns with testimony Cassie gave in a lawsuit filed against the rap mogul, in which she claimed Diddy “became extremely intoxicated and punched [her] in the face” at the hotel, then following her into the hallway and throwing glass vases at her after she tried to leave when he was asleep.

Now, Fine – Cassie’s husband since 2019 – shared an open letter in solidarity with his wife, condemning violence against women and girls writing: “Men who hit women aren’t men. Men who enable it and protect those people aren’t men.”

He continued: “As men, violence against women shouldn’t be inevitable, check your brothers, your friends, and your family. Our daughters, sisters, mothers, and wives should feel protected and loved. Hold the women in your life with the upmost [sic] regard. Men who hurt women hate women.

“To all the survivors you’re not alone, and there are men and women who care only for your wellbeing and safety. We want you to succeed and flourish.”

“To all the women and children, I’m sorry you live in a world where you’re not protected, and you don’t feel equal,” he added. “I want to raise my daughters in a world where they are safe and loved.”

Concluding the letter, he addressed “abusers”, writing: “You’re done, you’re not safe anymore, you’re not protected anymore, the men by your side are just as weak”.

In the caption of the post, Fine wrote: “Wrote this awhile back but the words ring true not just today but everyday,” and added the phone number to the domestic violence hotline.

Back in November, Comb’s ex Cassie – real name Cassandra Ventura – filed a lawsuit in federal court against Diddy, accusing him of rape and physical abuse (per The New York Times). Ventura and Combs were in a romantic relationship between 2007 (when she was 21 years old) and 2018.

Cassie and Diddy settled their abuse lawsuit one day after it was formally filed; according to a release sent by attorney Douglas Wigdor, who represented Ventura, both have settled their lawsuit to their “mutual satisfaction”.

A week after Cassie filed her lawsuit against Diddy in November,  two new allegations by two different women also came out, with one claiming that Combs drugged and sexually assaulted her and the other alleging that Combs and singer-songwriter Aaron Hall took turns raping the plaintiff and her friend in 1990 or 1991 – with Diddy allegedly turning violent days later.

A few weeks after, Diddy took to his official X/Twitter account to deny all of the allegations against him. Aaron Hall did not respond to the claims made against him.

Producer Rodney ‘Lil Rod’ Jones sued Combs in February alleging he sexually assaulted him, further claiming Diddy had parties where sex workers and underage girls were present. He also alleged Diddy coerced him to sleep with prostitutes. Diddy replied, saying Jones’ claims were “pure fiction”. He denies any wrongdoing.

Meanwhile, Diddy re-shared the seven-minute-long music video for his 1998 track ‘Victory’ in April, in which he is running away from Los Angeles police.

For help, advice or more information regarding sexual harassment, assault and rape in the UK, visit the Rape Crisis charity website. In the US, visit RAINN.

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