Sean ''Diddy'' Combs Breaks Silence After UCLA Arrest, Claims He Was Trying to Protect Himself

Rapper was at the Los Angeles campus with his son Justin yesterday

By Lily Harrison Jun 23, 2015 7:07 PMTags
Sean P. Diddy CombsJack Plunkett, AP for Dell, Inc.

Less than a day after being arrested for allegedly assaulting a UCLA football coach with a kettlebell, Sean "Diddy" Combs is breaking his silence.

"The various accounts of the events and charges that are being reported are wholly inaccurate. 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' rep said in a statement to E! News.

"We are confident that once the true facts are revealed, the case will be dismissed."

Combs was booked yesterday evening on a felony charge at the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Inmate Reception Center and his bail was set at $160,000, according to his booking sheet. 

According to NBC News Investigations, a source noted that the bail amount dropped to $50,000 from the time of the mogul's arrest to him being booked and released from the Los Angeles County jail.

E! News can also confirm that the jail records show he is due to appear in court on July 13. 

The rapper turned businessman was detained on campus shortly after 12:30 p.m. following the incident at the university's Acosta Athletic Training Complex. Combs' son Justin currently plays football for the Bruins.

"I'm thankful that our staff showed the level of professionalism that they did in handling this situation," head coach Jim Mora said in a statement released by UCPD. "This is an unfortunate incident for all parties involved. While UCPD continues to review this matter, we will let the legal process run its course and refrain from further comment at this time."