IT’S TOO LATE: A video allegedly showing Sean “Diddy” Combs beating up his then-girlfriend has gone viral, but legal experts say she can’t take legal action against him now.

One day after hotel security footage of Sean “Diddy” Combs allegedly beating up then-girlfriend Cassie Ventura was released, the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office issued a statement confirming the rap artist is “unable” to be prosecuted due to the statute of limitations.

“We are aware of the video that has been circulating online allegedly depicting Sean Combs assaulting a young woman in Los Angeles,” the statement, released on Instagram, began. “We find the images extremely disturbing and difficult to watch.”

SEAN ‘DIDDY’ COMBS ALLEGEDLY ASSAULTS EX-GIRLFRIEND CASSIE VENTURA IN NEWLY RELEASED HOTEL VIDEO

Sean Combs sits on stage in a grey shirt and looks invested in a conversation

Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs cannot be charged in 2016 attack on ex, Cassie Ventura, due to the statute of limitations. (Paras Griffin/Getty Images)

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“If the conduct depicted occurred in 2016, unfortunately we would be unable to charge as the conduct would have occurred beyond the timeline where a crime of assault can be prosecuted,” the statement continues. “As of today, law enforcement has not presented a case related to the attack depicted in the video against Mr. Combs, but we encourage anyone who has been a victim or witness to a crime to report it to law enforcement or reach out to our office for support from our Bureau of Victims Services.”

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In the shocking surveillance video taken from a Los Angeles hotel and obtained exclusively by CNN, Combs allegedly brutally beats his former girlfriend, Ventura, in a hallway in 2016 while wearing just socks and a towel around his waist.

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Ventura sued Combs in November 2023, accusing him of physical and sexual abuse. She dropped the case after the parties reached an out-of-court settlement one day later.

The horrifying video appears to corroborate a line in Ventura’s lawsuit accusing Combs of punching her in the face in the hotel.

Ventura’s lawyer Douglas Wigdor told Fox News Digital on Friday: “The gut-wrenching video has only further confirmed the disturbing and predatory behavior of Mr. Combs. Words cannot express the courage and fortitude that Ms. Ventura has shown in coming forward to bring this to light.”

 

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