Peloton Has 'Paused the Use' of Sean 'Diddy' Combs' Music Following Cassie Assault Video

The fitness company issued a statement to its private members' Facebook page following concerns over the surfaced 2016 video of the music mogul assaulting singer Cassie

  • Peloton has paused the use of Sean "Diddy" Combs' music in any newly produced classes

  • The fitness company issued a statement to members on Facebook following the surfaced 2016 video of Combs physically assaulting singer Cassie

  • The company also informed members that it has removed the Bad Boy Entertainment Artist Series from its platform

Peloton is pumping the brakes on using Sean “Diddy” Combs' music in classes following the surfaced 2016 video that shows the music mogul physically assaulting singer Cassie.

The fitness company issued a statement, viewed by PEOPLE, after receiving a comment from a concerned member of its private Facebook group who said, “Dear Peloton, Your next purge needs to be all Diddy classes. Signed, women everywhere."

Peloton then responded, "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."

<p>Facebook</p> Peloton's statement regarding Sean "Diddy" Combs' 2016 assault video


Peloton's statement regarding Sean "Diddy" Combs' 2016 assault video

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The platform clarified its decision, adding, “This means our instructors are no longer using his music in any newly produced classes. Again, thank you for sharing your concerns and thank you for being a member of our Peloton community."

A representative for Peloton did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.

Peloton’s statement comes days after CNN obtained the 2016 footage of Combs, now 54, attacking Casandra “Cassie” Ventura, now 37, at the now-closed InterContinental Hotel in Los Angeles.

<p>Paras Griffin/Getty ; Dominik Bindl/Getty </p> Sean "Diddy" Combs; Casandra "Cassie" Ventura

Paras Griffin/Getty ; Dominik Bindl/Getty

Sean "Diddy" Combs; Casandra "Cassie" Ventura

In the hotel surveillance video, the music producer is seen chasing the “Me & U” singer down a hallway with a towel around his waist as she tries to get on an elevator. When Combs reaches Ventura, he grabs her by her neck and shoves her to the ground before turning around to violently kick her. He briefly drags her back toward the direction of their hotel room before he lets her go.

Moments later, Combs grabs Ventura again before sitting down in a nearby chair by the elevator, grabbing an object off a table, and launching it at her. 

In a statement sent to PEOPLE, Ventura’s lawyer Douglas H. Wigdor responded to the surveillance footage, saying, “The gut-wrenching video has only further confirmed the disturbing and predatory behavior of Mr. Combs. Words cannot express the courage and fortitude that Ms. Ventura has shown in coming forward to bring this to light.”

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The video was released months after Ventura filed a court complaint against Combs in November, accusing him of sexual assault and physical abuse over a 10-year period. The claims made in the civil lawsuit were settled one day later to Combs and Ventura’s “mutual satisfaction.”

On Sunday, May 19, Combs broke his silence on the brutal footage of Cassie's assault in an Instagram video captioned, “I’m truly sorry.”

"It's so difficult to reflect on the darkest times in your life," Combs said in his apology video. "Sometimes you gotta do that. I was f---ed up. I mean, I hit rock bottom, but I make no excuses. My behavior on that video is inexcusable."

He continued, "I take full responsibility for my actions in that video."

<p>John Lamparski/WireImage</p> Sean "Diddy" Combs in New York City in May 2018

John Lamparski/WireImage

Sean "Diddy" Combs in New York City in May 2018

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"Disgusted. I was disgusted then when I did it, I'm disgusted now,” Combs added. “I went and I sought out professional help, going to therapy, going to rehab. I had to ask God for his mercy and grace. I'm so sorry, but I'm committed to be a better man. Each and every day.”

The music mogul concluded his video by stating that he is "not asking for forgiveness" and is "truly sorry."

Several brands have severed ties and condemned Combs’ actions since his sexual assault and abuse allegations came to light. In December, Rolling Stone reported that Hulu scrapped plans for a reality show centered around Combs and his family. The following month, Diageo — the liquor giant Combs shared joint ownership of the tequila brand DeLeón — and Combs settled a lawsuit in which the latter accused the brand of racial discrimination and failure to promote the brands Ciroc and DeLeon.

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In a joint statement obtained by PEOPLE, the music mogul and the liquor brand said that they “have now agreed to resolve all disputes between them." "Diageo and Mr. Combs have no ongoing business relationship, either with respect to Cîroc vodka or DeLeón tequila, which Diageo now solely owns,” it added.

John Shearer/Getty Sean "Diddy" Combs in Beverly Hills in March 2018
John Shearer/Getty Sean "Diddy" Combs in Beverly Hills in March 2018

On Monday, New York City Mayor Eric Adams told PIX11 that he and the city’s committee are deciding whether to revoke Combs’ key to N.Y.C. that he received in 2023. "I think all of us were deeply disturbed by watching that chilling video of the young lady being assaulted by him,” said the mayor. “We've never rescinded a key before, but we are now sitting down to see what the next steps forward are going to be."

Shortly after Ventura’s lawsuit, Combs also stepped down as chairman of Revolt TV, the media company he co-founded in 2013. After footage of his assault on Cassie surfaced, Revolt issued a statement on Instagram that reads, “We are deeply saddened and disturbed by the recent video circulation of our former chairman, Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs.”

It added, “Revolt stands in solidarity with all who have been a victim of abuse and remain committed to upholding the values and integrity our community expects from us. We vehemently stand against any form of domestic abuse and will always be a fearless advocate for truth and accountability.”

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