Music Man Diddy in Trouble Over Old Video
FILE - Sean "Diddy" Combs arrives at the LA Premiere of "The Four: Battle For Stardom" at the CBS Radford Studio Center on May 30, 2018, in Los Angeles. Newly released video Friday, May 17, 2024, appears to show Combs beating his former singing protege and girlfriend Cassie in a Los Angeles hotel in 2016. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)

Music Man Diddy in Trouble Over Old Video

May 18th, 2024

Sean "Diddy" Combs is a famous music man. A video shows him hurting his old girlfriend, Cassie, in a hotel. This happened in 2016. Cassie said that Diddy was very mean to her for a long time. She said he hit her and did bad things. Diddy says this is not true. Cassie took Diddy to court but then they made up. They decided to be nice and not fight. Diddy said he wants the best for Cassie. Other women also said that Diddy hurt them a long time ago. Diddy said this is not true, too. Because of these stories, Diddy stopped working at his TV company for a little bit. He wants to clear his name. He says he did not do these bad things. The police came to Diddy's houses to look for things. His sons had to wait with their hands tied while the police looked. Diddy's lawyer said the police used too much force. There is also a story about Diddy's son doing something bad to a woman on a boat. Diddy's lawyer said this is also not true. Diddy wants the judge to say the court stories are too old and not true. He is trying to show he did not do these bad things. The video on TV shows Diddy being mean to Cassie in the hotel. It looks like he hit her. But the police said they can't go to court because it happened too long ago. Diddy's people did not talk about the video.
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💭 Discussion Questions

. Who is Sean "Diddy" Combs?
. What did Diddy and Cassie do in the court?
. Why did Diddy stop working at his TV company for a little bit?

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🌐 Cultural context

Sean "Diddy" Combs is a well-known person in American music. The article discusses a legal issue involving Combs and his former partner. Domestic disputes are taken seriously in U.S. culture, and legal action can be pursued. Public figures often face scrutiny when accused of such actions.

🧠 Further reading

Internet celebrity
Some people become very famous on the internet. They share things on websites like YouTube, Instagram, and TikTok. Many people watch them. These internet stars can teach us about clothes, cooking, games, and many other things. Companies sometimes ask them to show their things so more people will buy them. A long time ago, in 1991, the internet started to grow. People made websites to talk about what they like. In 1997, a website called SixDegrees.com let people make profiles and make friends. Later, other websites like Facebook and YouTube started. Now, we use many websites to talk, learn and have fun.

Conflict resolution
When people do not agree, they can have a conflict. It is important for them to find a peaceful way to agree. They can talk and share their ideas and feelings. This helps them understand each other. By talking, they can find a way to be happy again. There are many ways to make peace when there is a conflict. Some ways are talking, having someone help with the talking, or using rules to decide. There are different ideas on how to make peace. It is better to make peace without forcing. When people decide to make peace on their own, they may stay happy for a longer time. It is good to find ways to make peace that everyone likes.

Discovery (law)
When people have a disagreement and go to court, they need to share information before the trial starts. They can ask each other questions, get papers, and talk to people involved. Sometimes, they can also get information from people who are not part of the case. Long ago in England, when people went to court, they had to write down what they thought was true. These writings were like asking the other side if they agreed. Then, they changed this and started to use questions that the other side must answer honestly. This old way helped make our rules today.