Ep 90 – Silence, Violence, and Toxic Celebrity Culture: Lessons from Cassie’s Lawsuit against Diddy

On this Payday, Amber and Erika are discussing the explosive sexual misconduct lawsuits against some of today’s most iconic celebrities, including Diddy, Jamie Foxx, Russell Simmons and Aaron Hall. Cassie, a singer and Diddy’s former girlfriend, seemingly opened the floodgates with her lawsuit against Diddy and his related entities, alleging among other things, that she was repeatedly raped, drugged, beaten, and trafficked. We start by looking at the changes in the law that allowed these victims to come forward and pursue justice many years after the alleged offenses occurred. Next, we unpack the broken “ish” that enables systemic abuse to happen at such an egregious frequency. And finally, we discuss the importance of community accountability because abuse never happens without the assistance of enablers. Tune in to join the discussion!

Homework

  1. Get caught up on past episodes of Broke-ish.
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