Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs says he acted in self-defense before UCLA campus arrest

NEW YORK— Sean “Diddy” Combs’ company says the hip-hop mogul was defending himself in an incident at the University of California, Los Angeles, that led to his arrest.

Combs Enterprises says in a statement to The Associated Press on Tuesday that Combs was trying to protect himself and his son.

Hip-hop music mogul Diddy has been released on bail from a Los Angeles County jail after an alleged assault at UCLA, where his son plays football.

Jail records show Diddy — whose real name is Sean Combs — was released after posting bail late Monday night, several hours after his afternoon arrest.

The jail records show that Combs’ bail was $160,000, but sheriff’s officials reached by phone said he posted $50,000. The reason for the discrepancy wasn’t clear.

Combs was arrested Monday  at UCLA’s Acosta Athletic Training Complex on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon. The deadly weapon was identified as a kettlebell, which is used by athletes in weight training.

Combs Enterprises says that accounts of the event are entirely inaccurate and expresses confidence that the case will be dismissed.

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