Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs Video: Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascón Says It’s Too Late to File Charges for 2016 Hotel Robbery

THE ANGELS — The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office says the time to file charges has expired in a disturbing assault caught on video allegedly involving music mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs.

The video, recently made public, is believed to show a 2016 incident in which Combs, wearing only a towel, assaults his ex-girlfriend Cassie Ventura at a Century City hotel.

District Attorney George Gascón’s office says if the incident did indeed occur in 2016, it would be too late to file criminal charges.

“We are aware of video that has been circulating online that allegedly shows Sean Combs assaulting a young woman in Los Angeles,” the district attorney’s office said. “We find the images extremely disturbing and difficult to watch.”

“If the conduct described occurred in 2016, unfortunately we would not be able to file charges as the conduct would have occurred beyond the time frame in which an assault offense can be prosecuted. To date, authorities have not filed a case related to the attack described in the video against Mr. Combs, but we encourage anyone who has been a victim or witness of a crime to report it to authorities or contact our office for support from our Office of Victim Services. “.

CNN, which first obtained the video, said the footage was taken in March 2016 at the then-InterContinental Hotel in Century City.

It shows a woman, supposedly Ventura, waiting for a hotel elevator while a man believed to be Combs runs down the hallway wearing only a towel. He punches her, throws her to the ground and kicks her twice, then drags her back down the hallway.

The video appears to match allegations in a lawsuit later filed by Ventura against Diddy. The lawsuit, which contained other allegations of sexual assault and physical abuse, was settled shortly after she was filed.

Diddy previously denied her allegations, suggesting he was looking for money. He has not responded publicly to the re-posting of the video.

Earlier this year, federal agents raided Diddy’s homes in Los Angeles and Miami as part of a federal investigation into sex trafficking.

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