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Diddy Returns Key To New York City Following Mayor’s Request

Diddy returned the key to NYC nearly a week after Mayor Eric Adams' request.


Sean “Diddy” Combs has returned his key to New York City in response to his video attack on his former artist and girlfriend Cassie.

New York Mayor Eric Adams wrote letters to Combs’ offices in California and New York on June 4 rescinding the key. According to The Guardian, City Hall received the key on June 10.

In the letter, Adams “strongly” condemned the 54-year-old’s actions in the 2016 attack video, which became public in May. He stated the attack “deeply disturbed” him. “I strongly condemn these actions and stand in solidarity with all survivors of domestic and gender-based violence,” wrote Adams.

The video showed Cassie, real name is Casandra Ventura, attempting to flee her shared hotel room with the media mogul. Combs, wearing just a towel, ran after her, immediately slamming her into the ground upon catching up to her. The video also showed the entertainer kicking and dragging the R&B singer.

The video has added to the mounting allegations of sexual abuse and assaults against Combs. It also confirms the abuse Cassie described in her bombshell November 2023 lawsuit.

Combs has stepped down from his positions with numerous companies, including media platform Revolt and alcohol brand Cîroc. In March, the FBI raided Diddy’s homes in Los Angeles and Miami as part of his federal criminal sex-trafficking investigation.

Following all the controversy, Howard University has also cut ties, with the school’s Board of Trustees voting to revoke Combs’ honorary degree. The HBCU also returned a $1 million contribution he pledged to the school.

“Mr. Combs’ behavior as captured in a recently released video is so fundamentally incompatible with Howard University’s core values and beliefs that he is deemed no longer worthy to hold the institution’s highest honor,” Howard said in a statement obtained by CBS News.

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