Diddy Releases Statement On His Arrest

Entertainment | Camille Travis | 06/24/2015 | 09:30 AM EDT

A rep for Combs says the star did what he had to do to protect himself and his son

Sean "Diddy" Combs is claiming his alleged assault on a UCLA football coach was an act of self-defense in a newly released statement from the hip-hop mogul's rep.

"The various accounts of the event and charges that are being reported are wholly inaccurate," Nathalie Moar told The Associated Press on Tuesday.

"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."

Combs was arrested Monday for allegedly assaulting strength and conditioning coach Sal Alosi at the athletic facilities at UCLA, where his son Justin Combs is a redshirt junior defensive back. Some claim Combs confronted Alosi about his treatment toward his son, while others say the star acted in self-defense against the coach.

Combs was arrested and charged with three counts of assault with a deadly weapon, one count of making terrorist threats and one count of battery. He was released late Monday night after posting $50,000 bail.

It is reported Combs' case will be presented to the district attorney's office next week.

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