District Attorney's Office is 'unable to charge Diddy'

Sean 'Diddy' Combs won't be charged by the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office over an alleged assault in 2016.

On Friday (17.05.24), a video was released by CNN that appeared to show the rap star physically assaulting his ex-girlfriend Cassie in a hotel - but the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office has already confirmed that it's "unable to charge" the music mogul.

In a statement posted on Instagram, the District Attorney’s Office said: "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.

"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 alleged assault was captured on CCTV cameras at the InterContinental Hotel in Century City, Los Angeles.

However, the hotel was permanently closed after the alleged assault took place.

InterContinental Hotels said in a statement: "This hotel is no longer under IHG management, and we do not have any access to prior incident records or footage."

Cassie launched a lawsuit against Diddy last year, accusing the rap star of abusing her over a number of years. The former couple reached an out-of-court settlement shortly after the news became public.

However, Diddy has always maintained his innocence.

Ben Brafman, his attorney, told CNN at the time: "Mr. Combs vehemently denies these offensive and outrageous allegations."