Los Angeles, CA –
Diddy is expected to avoid any charges stemming from an incident with a UCLA football coach back in June, New York Daily News reports.
The Los Angeles county district attorney declined to file charges and the case fell to the City Attorney, who could file a misdemeanor prosecution.
Puff Daddy and his lawyer are scheduled to meet with the City Attorney October 15 for a hearing that will seek to resolve the case without a misdemeanor complaint.
“It’s an informal proceeding that will determine if there are alternatives to filing charges – which could include restitution, anger management classes or community service,” City Attorney spokesman Rob Wilcox says.
Puff Daddy was arrested and released in June for assault, terrorist threats and battery for allegedly confronting a strength and conditioning coach with a kettle bell. The rapper maintains the action was in self-defense.
(The most recent update of this story was published August 14, 2015 and is as follows.)
Puff Daddy’s son, Justin Combs, will return to football practice with the UCLA Bruins, TMZ reports.
Head coach Jim Mora met with the junior cornerback to make amends for the June 22 confrontation between Diddy and the strength and conditioning coach.
The Bad Boy Records owner is still not allowed at practices.
He posted on Instagram yesterday (August 13) to show his support for the team.
(The most recent update for this story ran on July 3, 2015 and is as follows.)
Puff Daddy will not face felony charges stemming from his alleged assault of a UCLA football coach June 22, according to Variety.
“We are thankful that the District Attorney rejected Felony charges in this matter,” Diddy’s attorney, Mark Geragos, says in a statement. “This case never should have been part of the criminal justice system to begin with.”
Los Angeles’ City Attorney’s Office will determine whether or not Puff Daddy will be charged with a misdemeanor for his alleged involvement in the incident.
(The most recent update of this story ran June 23, 2015. The original thread of the story is available as follows.)
The rapper’s son, Justin, is a defensive back on the football team. Diddy watched practice from the sidelines as an assistant coach yelled at his son during a strength and conditioning drill.
Diddy then confronted the coach inside his office and was arrested for assault.
At the time of publication, he is still in custody on UCLA’s campus.
Snoop Dogg’s son, Cordell Broadus, also plays football for the Bruins.
For additional Puff Daddy coverage, watch the following DX Daily:
(June 22, 2015)
UPDATE: The charges against Puff Daddy stemming from his alleged altercation at UCLA yesterday (June 22) have been announced, according to SportsCenter.
The charges are three counts of assault with a deadly weapon, one count of making terrorist threats and one count of battery.
UPDATE: Charges vs Sean "Diddy" Combs:
• 3 counts of assault w/ deadly weapon
• 1 count of making terrorist threats
• 1 count of battery
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) June 23, 2015
(June 23, 2015)
UPDATE #2: A Puff Daddy representative has issued a statement regarding the alleged altercation in which Diddy was involved yesterday, per REVOLT.
“The various accounts of the event and charges that are being reported are wholly inaccurate,” the statement says. “What we can say now is that any actions taken by Mr. Combs were solely defensive in nature to protect himself and his son. We are confident that once the true facts are revealed, the case will be dismissed.”