Sean “Diddy” Combs will not face any felony charges stemming from the incident at UCLA where he allegedly assaulted strength and conditioning coach Sal Alosi, the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office announced Thursday.
Combs, who’s son Justin is a redshirt junior at the school, got into with Alosi for what he felt was unfair treatment of his son. Combs was arrested and charged with three counts of assault with a deadly weapon, one count of making terrorist threats and one count of battery. Reports say he wielded a kettle bell in the confrontation.
“We are thankful that the district attorney rejected felony charges in this matter,” defense lawyer Mark Geragos said, per USA TODAY Sports. “This case never should have been part of the criminal justice system to begin with.”
Diddy’s camp remains adamant that the incident was simply a case of self defense:
“The various accounts of the event and charges that are being reported are wholly inaccurate,” Combs Enterprise’s spokesperson Nathalie Moar said in a statement. “What we can say now is that any actions taken by Mr. Combs were solely defensive in nature to protect himself and his son.”