According to one of his representatives, Sean “Diddy” Combs was defending himself and his son when he got into a violent confrontation at the university of California Los Angeles. The rapper was arrested Monday afternoon, on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon by using a iron weightlifting kettle bell in the scuffle inside the Acosta Athletic Training Complex on UCLA’s campus. Combs initially was held for investigation of three counts of assault with a deadly weapon, one count of making terrorist threats and one count of battery. Nobody involved in the fight was seriously injured, and Combs was released from custody Monday night, according to police.
Combs’ spokeswoman and Enterprises senior vice president, Nathalie Moar claims that any reports that Combs was the aggressor are inaccurate. Moar states, “The various accounts of the event and charges that are being reported are wholly inaccurate. 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.” The UCLA coach involved in the fight with Combs was Sal Alosi, who was a New York Jets coach that famously tripped a Miami Dolphins player during a game in 2010. UCLA’s director of media relations Phil Hampton states, “We are aware of the reports and are looking into the matter.”