Sean 'Diddy' Combs Claims Self-Defense in UCLA Confrontation
Self-defense! That's the claim from Sean "Diddy” Combs.
Now, a representative for Combs is saying the rapper was just defending himself, saying in a statement: "The various accounts of the event and charges that are being reported are wholly inaccurate...any actions taken by Mr. Combs were solely defensive in nature to protect himself and his son."
Combs reportedly lost his temper because his 21-year-old son, Justin, a defensive back on the football team, had been kicked out of a workout by strength and conditioning coach Sal Alosi because he "wasn't giving a great effort."
The fan website, Bruin Report Online, says witnesses in the locker room saw “an angered Diddy enter Alosi's office, rattling off expletives." The report says Diddy "attacked" and "struck" the coach and the incident spilled out into the UCLA weightlifting room where Diddy allegedly "picked up a kettlebell and then swung it at one of the interns.”
Kettlebells range in weight from 17 pounds to 70 pounds. Even a light one could potentially be used as a weapon, and if it hit you in the head, it could be deadly.
The rapper was also charged with making a terrorist threat after he allegedly told Alosi he was "going to blank him up." No one was hurt.
On Father's Day, an Instagram video was posted showing Diddy and his son on a private jet. Less than 24 hours later, Diddy found himself in the back of a police cruiser following his arrest. His attorney is Mark Geragos, who represented Michael Jackson and other Hollywood celebrities.
Now, Justin is sticking up for his dad with an Instagram post that said: “I thank god for having a father that's always there for me.. Love you pops!”
UCLA’s head coach said in a statement: "This is an unfortunate incident for all parties involved."
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