Cassie Ventura’s Friend Tiffany Red Says ‘Everybody Around’ Diddy ‘Was Afraid of Him’: Watch

As allegations about Sean “Diddy” Combs’ behavior over the years continue to come to light, ABC Studios’ IMPACT x Nightline will release a new special chronicling the producer’s dramatic fall from grace on Hulu Thursday (June 6).


And in a new clip from Diddy’s Downfall shared exclusively with Billboard, Tiffany Red, a friend of Cassie Ventura — the singer who dated Combs on and off for about a decade until 2018 and alleged he sexually and physically abused her during their relationship in a now-resolved lawsuit — provides first-hand accounts of how the Bad Boy Records founder allegedly made the people in his circle feel. “My sense was that everybody around him was afraid of him,” Red tells ABC News’ Byron Pitts. “He’s explosive.”

In the sneak peek, Red also recalls seeing an interaction between Diddy and Ventura at the latter’s 29th birthday party. “Right behind the door — his security is around him — they have her in the corner,” she claims. “He’s in her face and he’s cussing her out. He was really mad, he was really close to her face. She just had her head down … she was just looking up at me.”

Diddy’s Downfall will also includes interviews with Donnie Klang, a singer who won Making the Band 4 and who Combs once mentored, as well as Derrick Parker, the NYPD detective who arrested the “Can’t Nobody Hold Me Down” artist following a nightclub shooting in 1999. (Diddy was acquitted in 2001 of weapons and bribery charges.)

“Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs was one of the most powerful men in music,” reads the episode’s description. “Now, the entrepreneur is facing multiple lawsuits and is under investigation for criminal sex-trafficking. Insiders paint a picture of the embattled star and explore the mogul’s downfall.”

The episode comes as Diddy faces multiple lawsuits, the most recent of which was filed May 21 by former model Crystal McKinney. He has strongly denied all allegations made against him, although he did post an apology video in May for his behavior in a recently resurfaced video of him assaulting Ventura during a 2016 hotel stay. The incident mirrored a claim Ventura made in her suit against Combs.

Watch Billboard‘s exclusive clip from IMPACT x Nightline: Diddy’s Downfall below.

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