Sean “Diddy” Combs has mentioned CCTV footage displaying him attacking singer Cassie in a resort hallway in 2016 is “inexcusable” and that he’s “disgusted”.

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“It is so tough to replicate on the darkest instances in your life, however generally you bought to try this,” the rapper mentioned in a video on Instagram.

“I used to be f***** up – I imply I hit all-time low – however l make no excuses. My behaviour on that video is inexcusable. I take full duty for my actions in that video. I used to be disgusted. I used to be disgusted then once I did it. I am disgusted now.

“I went and I sought out skilled assist. I obtained into going to remedy, going to rehab. I needed to ask God for his mercy and beauty. I am so sorry. However I am dedicated to be a greater man every day. I am not asking for forgiveness. I am actually sorry.”

Pic: CNN via AP
Pic: CNN by way of AP

Pic: CNN via AP
Pic: CNN by way of AP

The 54-year-old, whose houses in Los Angeles and Miami have been raided by Homeland Safety Investigations brokers in March, has confronted a sequence of public allegations of bodily and sexual violence.

Footage obtained by CNN this week exhibits Combs often known as P Diddy and Puff Daddy – sporting solely a white towel as he punches and kicks Cassie in a Los Angeles resort hallway on 5 March 2016.

The footage additionally exhibits Combs shoving and dragging the singer and throwing a vase in her course.

Pic: CNN via AP
Pic: CNN by way of AP

Cassie, an R&B singer whose authorized identify is Cassandra Ventura, was his protege and girlfriend on the time.

The 37-year-old sued Combs in November with the lawsuit accusing him of rape and violent behaviour throughout their decade-long relationship.

The go well with was settled the following day, but it surely led to intense scrutiny of Combs, who has since been named as a defendant in a number of sexual abuse lawsuits, together with a federal legal sex-trafficking investigation that led authorities to the raid in March.

Sean Combs and Cassie in 2017. Pic: PA
Sean Combs and Cassie in 2017. Pic: PA

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He denied the allegations within the lawsuits, however neither he nor his representatives had responded to the newly-emerged video till Sunday.

After the footage emerged, Douglas H Wigdor, lawyer for Ms Ventura, mentioned in an announcement in response: “The gut-wrenching video has solely additional confirmed the disturbing and predatory behaviour of Mr Combs.

“Phrases can’t categorical the braveness and fortitude that Ms Ventura has proven in coming ahead to convey this to gentle.”

Combs’ Instagram apology is the hip hop mogul’s most direct response after six months of allegations which have threatened his status and profession.

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Sean 'Diddy' Combs. Pic: AP
Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs. Pic: AP

Earlier statements have been launched by means of his legal professionals.

The safety digicam video, dated 5 March 2016, carefully resembles the outline of an incident at an InterContinental Lodge within the Century Metropolis space of Los Angeles described in Ms Ventura’s November lawsuit.

The go well with alleges that Combs paid the resort $50,000 (round £39,000) for the safety video instantly after the incident.

Neither he nor his representatives have addressed that particular allegation.

CNN didn’t say the way it obtained the footage.

Combs will not be in peril of being criminally prosecuted for the beating.

The statutes of limitations for the assault and battery prices he would have been prone to face expired years in the past.


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