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Diddy’s ex Misa Hylton says his assault tape triggered her trauma

The fashion designer says that the mothers of Combs’ children have done their best to support all of the siblings
Diddy and Misa Hylton (Photo credit: Bang Media)

Sean “Diddy” Combs’ ex-girlfriend Misa Hylton said watching him assault his ex-girlfriend Cassie Ventura has “triggered her own trauma.”

The rapper, who is facing a string of abuse lawsuits, has apologized after surveillance camera footage emerged on May 19 showing him beating Ventura in a now-closed Los Angeles hotel.

Hylton — who was his first public relationship and with whom he has son Justin — has now said watching the tape, released by CNN, has dredged up her own “trauma” over being with the rapper.

“I am heartbroken that Cassie must relive the horror of her abuse, and my heart goes out to her. I know exactly how she feels, and through my empathy, it has triggered my own trauma,” she said on Instagram alongside photos of Combs’ seven children.

Hylton added her child and his siblings “were raised by women that want the best for them.”

“We put God and education first and have always been united in our mutual effort to support their dreams. Two of the youngest do not have their mother here, and it has been our duty to support them,” she said, referring to Combs’ daughters Jesse and D’Lila, whose mother, Kim Porter, died at 47 from pneumonia in November 2018.

Fashion designer Hylton, who dated Combs in the early 90s, ended her message by saying he “needs help.” She also said she’s “praying that he truly does the personal work and receives it.”

Meanwhile, Combs’ former bodyguard has also spoken out about the abuse allegations Combs is facing.

Roger Bonds said in an interview with Piers Morgan he saw Combs become violent towards women “around four or five times.”

Combs issued an apology video on his Instagram days after footage of his attacking Ventura emerged, blaming it on being in a “dark place.”

He is now facing a series of lawsuits from women filed in late 2023 and early 2024 that include allegations of sex trafficking and sexual assault. He denies all claims against him.

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