Sean “Diddy” Combs admitted that he beat his ex-girlfriend Cassie in a resort hallway in 2016 after CNN launched video of the assault, saying in a video apology he was “actually sorry” and his actions have been “inexcusable.”

FILE – Sean “Diddy” Combs arrives on the LA Premiere of “The Four: Battle For Stardom” on the CBS Radford Studio Center on May 30, 2018, in Los Angeles. Newly launched video Friday, May 17, 2024, seems to indicate Combs beating his former singing protege and girlfriend Cassie in a Los Angeles resort in 2016. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sean “Diddy” Combs admitted that he beat his ex-girlfriend Cassie in a resort hallway in 2016 after CNN launched video of the assault, saying in a video apology he was “actually sorry” and his actions have been “inexcusable.”

“I take full duty for my actions in that video. I used to be disgusted then once I did it. I’m disgusted now,” the music mogul said in a video statement posted Sunday to Instagram and Facebook.

The video aired Friday reveals Combs, sporting solely a white towel, punching and kicking Cassie, an R&B singer who was his protege and longtime girlfriend on the time. The footage additionally reveals Combs shoving and dragging Cassie, and throwing a vase in her route.

Cassie, whose authorized identify is Cassandra Ventura, sued Combs in November over what she mentioned was years of sexual, bodily and emotional abuse. The swimsuit was settled the following day, however spurred intense scrutiny of Combs, with a number of extra lawsuits filed within the following months, together with a federal prison sex-trafficking investigation that led authorities to raid Combs’ mansions in Los Angeles and Miami.

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

“It’s so tough to mirror on the darkest occasions in your life, however generally you bought to do this,” Diddy says on the video. He provides, “I went and I sought out skilled assist. I bought into going to remedy, going to rehab. I needed to ask God for his mercy and style. I’m so sorry. But I’m dedicated to be a greater man each day. I’m not asking for forgiveness. I’m actually sorry.”

Combs is trying somber and sporting a T-shirt within the selfie-style apology video, and seems to be on a patio. It is the hip-hop mogul’s most direct response after six months of allegations which have threatened his popularity and profession. Previous statements have been launched via his attorneys.

The safety digicam video, dated March 5, 2016, intently resembles the outline of an incident at an InterContinental Hotel within the Century City space of Los Angeles described in Ventura’ lawsuit.

The swimsuit alleges that Combs paid the resort $50,000 for the safety video instantly after the incident. Neither he or his representatives have addressed that particular allegation. CNN didn’t say the way it obtained the footage.

Combs shouldn’t be in peril of being criminally prosecuted for the beating. The statutes of limitations for the assault and battery prices he can be more likely to face expired years in the past.

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