LA County DA reveals why he CAN'T prosecute Diddy after horrific video showing him assaulting Cassie Ventura in hotel hallway

Hours after the disturbing footage surfaced of Diddy beating up his ex-girlfriend Cassie Ventura in a Los Angeles hotel, the LA District Attorney’s office revealed that it wouldn’t be able to prosecute the rapper.

It all comes down to the statute of limitations for assault, and since the date of Diddy’s alleged attack on Ventura at the InterContinental Hotel was March 5, 2016, the DA says the window to prosecute has lapsed.

‘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 LA DA’s office wrote in a statement to Instagram.

The office added that law enforcement hasn’t pursued charges against Diddy, real name Sean Combs, related to the attack seen in video obtained by CNN on Friday. 

California’s statute of limitations for simple assault is one year, though aggravated assault is three years. Based on the timeline, neither charge could be levied against Diddy.

Sean Combs and Cassie Ventura attend the premiere of 'The Perfect Match'  in Hollywood, California. Two days earlier Combs assaulted Ventura in a hotel hallway

Sean Combs and Cassie Ventura attend the premiere of ‘The Perfect Match’  in Hollywood, California. Two days earlier Combs assaulted Ventura in a hotel hallway

Two days after Diddy’s punches and kicks to Ventura in the hotel room, the then-couple appeared on the red carpet holding hands for the premiere of the movie The Perfect Match on March 7.

Images unearthed by DailyMail.com show Ventura in two separate outfits that night, with what appear to be several bruises visible on her body.

The horrifying video shows Diddy shirtless with a towel wrapped around his waist, chasing Cassie down the hall in the hotel.

As she tried to get into an elevator, he grabbed her by the back of the head and slammed her on to the ground.

He then kicked her as she lay on the ground motionless, before grabbing the two designer bags she’d tried to escape with.

Cassie is seen trying to flee in an elevator. Diddy, after chasing her down the hall, grabbed her by the back of the hoodie and threw her to the ground

Cassie is seen trying to flee in an elevator. Diddy, after chasing her down the hall, grabbed her by the back of the hoodie and threw her to the ground

Diddy is seen dragging Cassie back to their hotel room after collecting her bags

Diddy is seen dragging Cassie back to their hotel room after collecting her bags 

This is the former InterContinental hotel in Century City, Los Angeles, where Diddy allegedly attacked then girlfriend Cassie Ventura

Diddy stood over her, kicked her again, and then dragged her back to their room by the hoodie. 

In a statement to DailyMail.com, Ventura’s attorney Douglas Wigdor said: ‘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.’

Ventura sued Combs last year alleging rape and a range of other offenses, though they settled out of court in November for an undisclosed amount.

In her suit, Ventura recalled an incident similar to the one caught on security footage at the LA hotel.

The suit claims, ‘In on around March 2016 Mr Combs, during an FO at the InterContinental Hotel in Century City, Mr Combs became extremely intoxicated and punched Ms Ventura in the face, giving her a black eye.

‘After he fell asleep, Ms. Ventura tried to leave the hotel room, but as she exited, Ms Combs awoke and began screaming at Ms Ventura. He followed her into the hallway while yelling at her.

Diddy and Cassie are seen on the red carpet two days after the hotel incident on March 7, 2016. She has visible bruises on her legs

Diddy and Cassie are seen on the red carpet two days after the hotel incident on March 7, 2016. She has visible bruises on her legs 

Haunting footage of Sean 'Diddy' Combs and his former girlfriend Cassie Ventura on the red carpet of the 2018 Met Gala has resurfaced online. There is a tense dynamic between the couple, even two years after the assault in the hotel

Haunting footage of Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs and his former girlfriend Cassie Ventura on the red carpet of the 2018 Met Gala has resurfaced online. There is a tense dynamic between the couple, even two years after the assault in the hotel

‘He grabbed her, and then took glass vases in the hallway and threw then at her, causing glass to shatter around them as she ran to the elevator to escape.’

Ventura claimed she escaped Diddy but ultimately decided to return out of fear for upsetting him.

After the suit was settled, Ventura released a statement: ‘I have decided to resolve this matter amicably on terms that I have some level of control.’ 

‘I want to thank my family, fans and lawyers for their unwavering support.’

In his own statement following the settlement, Diddy’s lawyer said his settling of the case was in no way an admission of guilt. His lawyer added that he denies all of Ventura’s allegations.

An image of the Homeland Security raid on one of Diddy's homes

An image of the Homeland Security raid on one of Diddy’s homes 

Exactly what precipitated the raids on Combs' properties on March 25 has yet to be disclosed

Exactly what precipitated the raids on Combs’ properties on March 25 has yet to be disclosed

Ventura and Combs dated between 2007 and 2018, after meeting in 2006 when she was 19 and he was 37. 

The footage of the March 2016 incident comes just two months after Combs’ homes in Miami and Los Angeles were raided by Homeland Security as part of a sex trafficking investigation.

He is also fighting lawsuits from other accusers who allege sexual misconduct and abuse.

The rapper is among the most influential hip-hop producers and executives of the past three decades.

Formerly known as Puff Daddy, he built one of hip-hop’s biggest empires, blazing a trail with several entities attached to his famous name.

He is the founder of Bad Boy Records and a three-time Grammy winner who has worked with a slew of top-tier artists including Notorious B.I.G., Mary J. Blige, Usher, Lil Kim, Faith Evans and 112.

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