UPDATE: Diddy's Arrest

In a statement released Tuesday, Sean “Diddy” Combs says the reports about his alleged assault are "inaccurate" and he expects the charges will be dismissed. The statement released by a Diddy rep says, "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 rap mogul is facing felony charges after an alleged altercation with his son’s coach on UCLA’s campus.

The 45 year-old rapper and businessman was arrested Monday on campus after an alleged confrontation with Sal Alosi, his son’s strength and conditioning coach. His initial arrest, which took place a little after 12:30pm, was for suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon. This type of charge is a felony. On Monday night, UCLA campus police updated the charges with two more counts of assault with a deadly weapon, one count of making terrorist threats, and a count of battery. The incident allegedly occurred at the Acosta Athletic Training Complex on UCLA's campus. A video of the altercation is said to exist, but it has yet to be released.
Bail for Diddy was listed online as $160,000, but L.A. Times reports that it was $50,000 instead. They are unsure how the discrepancy occurred, but whatever the actual amount was, Diddy paid it in full and was released on Monday night. He is set to attend court for the charges on July 13th at 8:30am.

Diddy was at the university because his son Justin Combs attends UCLA on a football scholarship. Snoop Dog's son, Cordell Broadus, is also on the UCLA football team.

Although it is unclear what initiated Monday's events, the weapon in question was confirmed to be a kettlebell, a type of weightlifting equipment with a handle. It is usually made of cast iron and round in shape.

The incident comes after Diddy's history of arrests and altercations, such as his 1999 involvement in beating up former Interscope executive, Steve Stoute, his being a witness to Notorious B.I.G's murder, and punching a man at a Super Bowl party earlier this year for which he was not arrested.

-Matré Grant
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