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P Diddy’s rep claims he was defending himself in UCLA assault

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Sean “Diddy” Combs was defending himself in an incident at the University of California, Los Angeles, that led to his arrest, a representative for the hip-hop mogul said on Tuesday.

“The various accounts of the event and charges that are being reported are wholly inaccurate,” Nathalie Moar, a rep for Combs, said in a statement to The Associated Press. “What we can say now is that any actions taken by Mr. Combs were solely defensive in nature to protect himself and his son.”

Combs was arrested on Monday for an alleged assault involving a weight-room kettlebell at the athletic facilities of UCLA, where his son plays football, a university statement said.

The 45 year old was freed late on Monday after posting bail, several hours after his afternoon arrest, jail records showed.

University police allege three counts of assault with a deadly weapon, one count of making terrorist threats and one count of battery. “We are confident that once the true facts are revealed, the case will be dismissed,” Moar said in the statement.

Officials did not say who was allegedly assaulted or what led to it. No one was seriously injured, police said.

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