Music mogul Diddy has finally spoken out on his publicized UCLA attack this week following claims of making terrorist threats and deadly force.
Speaking via a statement, Diddy relied on a representative to speak via his Revolt website.
“The various accounts of the event and charges that are being reported are wholly inaccurate,” the statement reads. “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.” (Statement)
Diddy’s son, Justin Combs, has since thanked him for coming to his defense via Instagram Tuesday (June 23).
According to early Tuesday (June 23) reports, Diddy is now accused of making terrorist threats during the Monday attack.
Diddy was initially held on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon because witnesses say he swung a kettlebell at Alosi
— but later that night, officials tacked on more charges:
— 3 counts of assault w/ deadly weapon
— 1 count of making terrorist threats
— 1 count of battery
It appears Diddy was allegedly screaming threats at Alosi — and the 5 or 6 people who rushed in to break up the fight. Diddy was eventually released on bail after posting $50k bond — but this case is far from over. (TMZ)
G-Unit head 50 Cent took to Instagram to playfully taunt Diddy’s attack this week.
“Yeah man, they said Puffy went Ciroc Coco on the coach with the kettle bell. All this sh*t started since Drake, man! He be wanting to f*ck everybody up! Yeah man, I’m counting the bail money right now so I can go get him before he f*ck me up. I’m scared to death around here.” (Instagram)
Justin’s head coach issued a statement following the arrest.
“I’m thankful that our staff showed the level of professionalism that they did in handling this situation,” Bruins head coach Jim Mora said in a statement. “This is an unfortunate incident for all parties involved. While UCPD continues to review this matter, we will let the legal process run its course and refrain from further comment at this time.” (Statement)