In naming further defendants, the courtroom papers assert that others who labored with Mr. Combs had helped him to keep an eye on Ms. Ventura, now and then through threatening her with retribution — like suppressing her tune if she didn’t obey his orders — or through serving to to hide his habits. The go well with, which names Mr. Combs and a lot of his related corporations as defendants, seeks unspecified damages.
In step with Ms. Ventura’s go well with, she was once swept into Mr. Combs’s jet-set way of life no longer lengthy after assembly him and signing with Unhealthy Boy, which launched her debut album in 2006.
However, the go well with says, he quickly started to claim an odd stage of command over her lifestyles. Along with controlling her occupation, he paid for her automobile, flats and clothes, or even had get admission to to her private clinical data. In step with the go well with, the consequences from an M.R.I. scan she had — for reminiscence loss, most likely led to through drug use or through a beating she mentioned she suffered from Mr. Combs — went at once to Mr. Combs.
Mr. Combs additionally equipped Ms. Ventura with “copious quantities of substances,” together with ecstasy and ketamine, and advised her to take them, the go well with says, and steadily changed into violent, beating her “more than one instances each and every 12 months.” The go well with says Ms. Ventura by no means went to the police as a result of she feared it “would simply give Mr. Combs any other excuse to harm her.”
In a single incident in Los Angeles in 2009, the go well with says, Mr. Combs changed into enraged when he noticed Ms. Ventura chatting with any other ability agent, then driven her right into a automobile and kicked her time and again within the face, making her bleed. In step with the go well with, Mr. Combs then had his body of workers deliver her to a lodge room to recover for per week. She requested to move house to her folks, however Mr. Combs refused, the go well with says.
The go well with says that when seeing the violent repercussions of rejecting Mr. Combs, and the level to which he would isolate her from her make stronger community, “Ms. Ventura felt that pronouncing ‘no’ to Mr. Combs would value her one thing — her circle of relatives, her pals, her occupation, and even her lifestyles.” And regardless that she attempted to depart Mr. Combs, the go well with says he despatched his workers to entice her again.