Can’t Hold Me Down: Puffy’s Assault Charges Have Reportedly Been Dismissed

Just over one week after facing five criminal charges, Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs received some favorable news. According to, the Bad Boy Records founder and CEO’s charges were rejected by the Los Angeles County District Attorney. Says the celebrity news and gossip site: “The Los Angeles County D.A. felt the case was unsustainable, therefore dismissed any further investigation.”


However, the man also known as Diddy is not completely exonerated, yet. The City Attorney will now review the case, deciding if any additional charges are warranted in the matter.

On June 22, the multi-platinum artist and executive was arrested and detained at the UCLA campus, following a series of reported altercations (first verbal, then physical) with one of the university’s football coaches, Sal Alosi. Amidst the altercation, Puffy was accused of swinging a kettle-bell at the former (and controversial) New York Jets assistant. The disagreement began surrounding Puff’s son, Justin Combs, who plays Defensive Back for the school. The charges included three counts of assault with a deadly weapon, leading many to believe that if convicted, the mogul would likely serve felony time. Early in the reports, spokespeople for Puff Daddy denied the accuracy of the allegations.

In the week since, Puffy reunited with some of his 1990s collaborators (Lil’ Kim, Ma$e, The LOX, 112) at the BET Awards for a Bad Boy medley. Additionally, he premiered a new single with Pharrell Williams, “Finna Get Loose.”

Read TMZ’s full, exclusive report surrounding the dismissal of Sean Comb’s L.A. County charges.

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