Sean "Diddy" Combs Will Not Face Criminal Charges in Dispute with UCLA Football Coach
"We are pleased that once again, an independent prosecutor has reviewed all the so-called evidence and rejected filing any criminal charges," Diddy's attorney tells PEOPLE
Sean "Diddy" Combs will not face criminal charges regarding his dispute with his son’s UCLA football coach.
Combs got into a heated disagreement with his son Justin’s strength and conditioning coach in June, allegedly swinging a kettle bell weight during the clash, and was later arrested on suspicion of three counts of assault with a deadly weapon, making criminal threats and battery. In July, prosecutors declined to file felony charges related to his arrest, and kicked the case to Los Angeles City Attorney’s office for filing considerations.
“We are pleased that once again, an independent prosecutor has reviewed all the so-called evidence and rejected filing any criminal charges involving Sean Combs,” Diddy’s attorney Mark Geragos said in a statement to PEOPLE.
Combs will have a hearing on Oct. 15 to decide if he should face a misdemeanor charge or possibly be made to take anger management classes.
A spokesman for the music mogul has maintained that “any actions taken by Mr. Combs were solely defensive in nature to protect himself and his son.”
• Reporting by ELIZABETH McNEIL