Why the LA County DA isn’t charging Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs despite ‘disturbing’ video of him abusing Cassie Ventura

The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office criticized a shocking video showing Sean “Diddy” Combs assaulting his ex, Cassie Ventura. However, they cannot press charges due to the statute of limitations.

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The DA’s Office explained on Instagram that since the assault reportedly happened in 2016, they can’t prosecute because too much time has passed. The statute of limitations for assault in California is one year for misdemeanors and three years for felonies, and this incident occurred eight years ago.

Despite not being able to file charges, the DA’s Office urged anyone who has been a victim or witness to a crime to report it. Many people were unhappy with this decision, saying it’s unfair and suggesting the law should change.

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Cassie Ventura filed a civil lawsuit against Combs in November 2023, accusing him of rape and physical assault, among other things. They settled the case quickly. Combs denied the allegations, calling them offensive.

After the video was released, Ventura’s lawyer said it confirmed Combs’ predatory behavior and praised Ventura’s courage in coming forward. Many people in Hollywood, including 50 Cent and Aubrey O’Day, condemned Combs’ actions, and fans demanded he be jailed.

Ventura’s husband, Alex Fine, also spoke out, saying men who hit women aren’t real men and criticized those who protect abusers. Combs has not yet responded to the video or the backlash.

If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 for confidential support.

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