Diddy claiming self-defense in incident with UCLA coach


You really didn’t think we’d reached the end of the line with this story, did you?

When last we left the Sean Combs-UCLA assistant “situation,” it was being alleged that the hip-hop mogul went on an expletive-ridden tirade aimed at Bruins strength & conditioning coach Sal Alosi; Diddy subsequently attacked Alosi (allegedly), and was then pulled out of the coach’s office by interns and other office personnel; and then allegedly grabbed a piece of weightlifting equipment and swung it at an intern.

The blow-up occurred after Combs’ son, UCLA defensive back Justin Combs, was kicked out of a workout session by Alosi Monday and then went home to complain to his famous father.  UCLA wasn’t going to press charges against the elder Combs, but the decision was taken out of their hands when campus security viewed video surveillance of the incident.

Diddy was then arrested and slapped with multiple charges, including three counts assault with a deadly weapon, and one count each of making terrorist threats and battery.  According to Diddy’s reps, however, the purported details of the events leading up to those charges are a complete fabrication of what actually happened.

“The various accounts of the event and charges that are being reported are wholly inaccurate,” a statement from a spokesperson of Diddy’s company, Combs Enterprises, to the Associated Press began. “What we can say now is that any actions taken by Mr. Combs were solely defensive in nature to protect himself and his son. …

“We are confident that once the true facts are revealed, the case will be dismissed.”

(Writer’s note, from the editor: There’s no truth to the rumor that Diddy claimed that Alosi “was trippin'”)

Diddy was released from jail late Monday night after posting a $160,000 bond. His first court appearance is scheduled for July 13.