P Diddy avoids kettlebell felony charges

Sean "P Diddy" Combs

P Diddy will not face charges from the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office over his alleged kettlebell assault.

The rapper had been arrested at UCLA’s training complex in June, accused of assaulting his son’s football coach with the gym equipment although no one was seriously injured.

He apparently confronted the coach in his office after seeing him shout at his son Justin during a practice session.

But now, the district attorney has decided not to file felony charges against Sean “Diddy” Combs and the office’s spokesman Ricardo Santiago said that instead they were turning the case over to the Los Angeles city attorney’s office.

Diddy’s lawyer Mark Geragos said in a statement: “We are thankful that the District Attorney rejected Felony charges in this matter. This case never should have been part of the criminal justice system to begin with.”

P Diddy, Sean Combs

The DA’s office investigates and prosecutes serious felony cases, while the city attorney’s office could consider lesser misdemeanour charges.

The 45-year-old hip-hop mogul says he was defending himself and his son, and was originally arrested for investigation of assault with a deadly weapon, battery and making terrorist threats.

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