VIDEO: ‘I take full responsibility, my action inexcusable,’ Diddy apologises over viral clip assaulting ex-girlfriend

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Popular American rapper and music executive, Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs has admitted to assaulting Cassie Ventura, his former girlfriend, in 2016.

The US rapper released a video statement via his social media handles where he also apologised to Cassie.

 

A hotel surveillance video, dated March 5, 2016, earlier surfaced showing Diddy kicking, hitting, and dragging Cassie.

In the footage, Cassie is seen in a black sweater while calling an elevator in the now-closed Intercontinental Hotel in Los Angeles.

Diddy is then captured chasing the singer down the hallway in a towel.

The music mogul catches up with Cassie, strikes her, and yanks her by the hair while throwing her to the ground.

The LA district attorney’s office stated Diddy would not be charged with assault if the encounter occurred in 2016.

It said this is because the year of the attack is now beyond the timeline where a crime of assault can be prosecuted.

Amid public backlash over the matter, Diddy has now released a monologue where he apologised to Cassie.

He stated in the video apology that he was “truly sorry” and that his actions were “inexcusable”.

“I take full responsibility for my actions in that video. I was disgusted then when I did it,” the rapper said.

The assault video corroborated several claims by Cassie made in a now-settled suit filed in November 2023.

In the lawsuit, the singer claimed she was trafficked, raped, and beaten by Diddy on many occasions over 10 years.