Diddy Apologizes After 2016 Surveillance Footage Reveals Assault on Ex-Girlfriend

American rapper Sean Love Combs, also known as Diddy, has apologized for physically assaulting his then-girlfriend Cassie Ventura after CNN released exclusive hotel surveillance footage from 2016 showing him grabbing, shoving, dragging, and kicking her.

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

“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.”

Surveillance footage from March 5, 2016, seems to depict Diddy at the now-closed InterContinental Hotel in Century City, Los Angeles, during an incident with Cassie Ventura, despite his prior denial of her assault allegations.

In the video, Ventura exits a hotel room followed by Diddy, who, holding a towel around his waist, forcefully grabs her by the neck, throws her to the ground, and kicks her. After a brief interval, he kicks her again and drags her towards a room. Ventura is later seen standing up, gathering items, and reaching for a phone, while Diddy returns to shove her in front of a mirror and throws an object towards her.

Meanwhile, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office issued a statement condemning the 2016 surveillance video. However, they stated their hands were tied due to the statute of limitations.

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