Peloton drops Diddy’s music after Cassie assault video

Peloton has dropped Sean “Diddy” Combs’ music from its programming, just days after disturbing video surfaced of the music mogul assaulting ex-girlfriend Cassie Ventura in a Los Angeles hotel in 2016.

Sources with direct knowledge confirmed to TMZ that the fitness company was severing ties with Combs’ music and that of Bad Boy Records, the label he founded. Peloton also announced the move on its Facebook page for private members in response to a member saying the company’s “next purge needs to be all Diddy classes. Signed, women everywhere,” per TMZ.

“We take this issue very seriously and can confirm Peloton has paused the use of Sean Combs’ music, as well as removed the Bad Boy Entertainment Artist Series, on our platform,” reads the statement. “This means our instructors are no longer using his music in any newly produced classes. Again, thank you for sharing your concerns and for being a member of our Peloton community.”

On Friday, CNN published security footage of Combs, 54, throwing R&B singer Ventura, 37, to the ground in the hallway of the since-closed InterContinental Hotel in Century City, before kicking her twice and dragging her across the floor.

The altercation resembled that of an incident Ventura described in the lawsuit she filed against Combs in November, accusing him of rape, sex trafficking and physical abuse. They settled the following day, which a former CIA and FBI special agent now says was due to the existence of the video.

Combs on Sunday said he “take(s) full responsibility for my actions in that video” and “was disgusted then, when I did it. I’m disgusted now.”

Combs will not be charged for the attack, as California state’s statute of limitations for simple assault and aggravated assault are one and three years respectively, said the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office.

In the aftermath of Ventura’s lawsuit, multiple other women and male producer Rodney Jones came forward with their own lawsuits, accusing Combs of sexual harassment, sexual assault and drugging.

Federal authorities raided Combs’ Miami and Los Angeles properties in March, in what the Department of Homeland Security later confirmed was part of a sex trafficking probe.