Sean “Diddy” Combs Apologizes For Hotel Attack On Girlfriend

Sean “Diddy” Combs on Sunday posted a video apology on Instagram for a 2016 assault on his then-girlfriend, Cassie Ventura.

The apology arrives days after a hotel surveillance video emerged in which Combs appeared to grab, shove, drag and kick Ventura.

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“My behavior on that video is inexcusable. I take full responsibility for my actions in that video,” he said on Instagram.

“I was disgusted then when I did it. I’m disgusted now,” he added. “I went and I sought out professional help. I got into 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. I’m not asking for forgiveness. I’m truly sorry.”

Combs previously denied Ventura’s allegations of assault.

The hotel footage comes from the now-closed InterContinental Hotel in Century City, Los Angeles.

In the video, Ventura exits a hotel room and walks to a bank of elevators. Combs follows, grabs her by the back of the neck, and throws her to the floor. He kicks her twice as she lies motionless on the floor. He then briefly drags Ventura by her sweatshirt toward a room before walking away.

Ventura reached an undisclosed settlement with Combs.

Ventura’s attorney, Douglas H. Wigdor, said: “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.”

The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office issued a statement Friday on the 2016 surveillance video.

“We are aware of the video that has been circulating online allegedly depicting Sean Combs assaulting a young woman in Los Angeles. We find the images extremely disturbing and difficult to watch,” the statement posted on Instagram reads.

“If the conduct depicted occurred in 2016, unfortunately we would be unable to charge as the conduct would have 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 district attorney’s office said.

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