John Legend ‘Horrified’ At Diddy Video: ‘Believe Women’

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 27: Sean Combs and John Legend attend the 2022 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on March 27, 2022 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/VF22/WireImage for Vanity Fair)

Like many others, John Legend has revealed that he too was “horrified” at the leaked footage of Diddy attacking Cassie Ventura: “I was horrified by the allegations that I heard about Mr. Combs and of course horrified by the video evidence that was released after that,” he told a CNN reporter. “But, I was [also] horrified by the descriptions that I read before the video.”

The singer continues: “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 who are making these allegations and make sure they’re heard.” Legend added, “And any kind of accountability and reparations [that] can be made to make these women whole again.” The Grammy winner called the disgraced mogul’s actions “shameful.” Last year, Cassie sued the producer and accused him of rape, physical abuse, and human trafficking. 

“It’s shameful what Mr.Combs’ been accused of,” Legend says

Nearly one day later, the pair settled out of court for an undisclosed amount. The former couple were together for 11 years, from 2007 until 2019. One of Ventura’s actions was corroborated after CNN obtained footage of an alleged altercation between them in March 2016. The surveillance video sees a shaken Cassie swiftly moving down the hallway to the elevator. However, it’s not long before Diddy — with a towel around his waist — runs down the hallway after Ventura and begins physically assaulting her.

Following the video being released Diddy hopped on Instagram to offer an apology. More recently, Rolling Stone released its scathing exposé about his dark past. The expose explores allegations of violence that go back as far as Combs’ days at Howard University. “For decades, Sean “Diddy” Combs was hip-hop’s boisterous showman. Now, dozens of former friends, employees, and Bad Boy artists allege an abusive, menacing figure behind the facade,” the article begins.