A representative for Sean “Diddy” Combs, who was arrested on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon Monday after an alleged confrontation with a UCLA football coach, is calling media reports on the incident “wholly inaccurate.”
“The various accounts of the event and charges that are being reported are wholly inaccurate,” a statement issued by Combs’ rep Tuesday reads. “What we can say now is that any actions taken by Mr. Combs were solely defensive in nature to protect himself and his son.”
The statement concluded, “We are confident that once the true facts are revealed, the case will be dismissed.”
Despite the reps’ comments, Combs’ legal woes continue to mount.
While he was initially charged with one count of assault with a deadly weapon, the UCPD updated the charges late Monday. Combs now faces three counts of assault with a deadly weapon, one count of making terrorist threats and one count of battery. That weapon would be a kettlebell, a steel weight used to perform ballistic exercises.
Combs was booked into the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Inmate Reception Center, but was released on bond a short time later.
As TheWrap previously reported, Combs was arrested after allegedly assaulting a coach at the school, where his son Justin is a defensive back on the football team.
According to UCLA, Combs was taken into custody shortly after 12:30 p.m. for assault with a deadly weapon at UCLA’s Acosta Athletic Training Complex after attacking the coach,
No one was seriously injured during the incident, the school said.