Diddy Won’t Face Charges For Attack On Cassie, Says LA County DA

Diddy will not face any charges for his assault on Cassie, which was caught on footage.
NEW YORK, NY – MAY 01: Cassie (L) and Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs aka Puff Daddy attend the “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between” Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for People.com)

Despite footage obtained by CNN of Diddy (real name Sean Combs), allegedly attacking his then-girlfriend Cassie Ventura, the disgraced mogul will not face any charges. According to the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office, due to California’s statute of limitation for assault. Per the statute, for a simple assault, there is a one-year limitation, whereas for aggravated assault it’s three years.

On Friday (May 17), the office posted to their official Instagram account to clarify the situation. “We are aware of the video that has been circulating online allegedly depicting Sean Combs assaulting a young woman in Los Angeles,” the post begins. While the DA finds the images “extremely disturbing and difficult to watch,” since the incident took place in 2016, they would be unable to charge Combs because the event occurred “beyond the timeline where a crime of assault can be prosecuted.”

“As of today, law enforcement has not presented a case related to the attack depicted in the video against Mr. Combs, but we encourage anyone who has been a victim or witness to a crime to report it to law enforcement or reach out to our office for support from our Bureau of Victims Services,” the post continues.

CNN Releases Disturbing Video Of Alleged Altercation Between Diddy and Cassie

The statement comes after CNN obtained footage of the alleged altercation, which happened in March 2016. The footage sees a shaken Cassie swiftly moving down the hallway to the elevator. However, it’s not long before Diddy — with a towel around his waist — is seen running down the hallway after her. When he finally catches up with her, he grabs her by the hair and slams her to the ground. The Bad Boy CEO then kicks her multiple times as she lies on the ground.

Last year, Cassie sued the producer and claimed he not only raped and beat her, but was involved in human trafficking. Nearly one day later, the pair settled out of court for an undisclosed amount. The former couple were together for 11 years, from 2007 until 2018. Cassie’s Husband, Alex Fine — the former personal trainer of Ventura and Combs — hopped on Instagram to offer a statement. “Men who hit women aren’t men,” he wrote. “Men who enable it and protect those people aren’t men. As men violence against women shouldn’t be inevitable, check your brothers, your friends, and your family.”