One day after P. Diddy was arrested for allegedly assaulting a UCLA football coach, the rap mogul’s representatives have slammed the charges as erroneous.
“The various accounts of the event and charges that are being reported are wholly inaccurate,” his rep said in a statement released Tuesday. “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.”
Diddy, a.k.a. Sean Combs, was arrested Monday on one charge of assault with a deadly weapon (a kettlebell), one charge making terrorist threats and one charge of battery, according to a UCLA statement. Diddy’s son, Justin Combs, has played for the UCLA Bruins since 2012.
“I’m thankful that our staff showed the level of professionalism that they did in handling this situation. This is an unfortunate incident for all parties involved,” UCLA coach Jim Mora said in a statement on Monday. “While UCPD continues to review this matter, we will let the legal process run its course and refrain from further comment at this time.”