Diddy Dodges Charges In Club Incident
"Both Mr. Combs and I are pleased that the DA's office and the police department conducted a very thorough investigation and came to this conclusion," said Comb's attorney Benjamin Brafman. While the mix up was believed to be over a woman who used to date Acevedo but was with Combs at the time, "Diddy" maintained that he "doesn't fight over girls." Brafman also dismissed the potential case as "a private disagreement between acquaintances."
According to the Manhattan district attorney's office, Acevedo would not cooperate with law enforcement and had also given different versions of the incident. Officials also stated there was trouble finding witnesses who could verify Acevedo's account.
"For those reasons, we cannot prove any charges beyond the shadow of a doubt," said Barbara Thompson, a spokeswoman with the Manhattan district attorney's office. According to New York's penal code such an incident is considered a third-degree assault, which usually carries a fine and/or a jail sentence that is not to exceed six months.