If recent reports prove to be true, Diddy's highly publicized violent outburst may just have been the rage of a protective father. According to Page Six, the music mogul's son Justin Combs was being pushed around by his strength coach, Sal Alosi, for years.
"Justin has been bullied for nearly three years," a source familiar with the situation told the publication. "Justin has been a real target of this coach, who's been bullying him, and [Alosi] kicked him out of practice and told him to go home and not to come back till the end of the summer." The source added that the 21-year-old defensive back has, apparently, been taking it all "and done what's expected of him."
Diddy's involvement allegedly comes in when he found his son at home following coach Alosi's order. He then decided to head to UCLA with Justin to confront him about the seemingly unfair suspension, but was faced with a bit of difficulty. "Sean wanted to go down there to see what happened," said the source. "He went with no entourage, no security. Just to talk to the coach. He wanted to figure out the problem. The coach refused to talk."
During their conversation, Alosi is reported to have told the hip hop heavyweight, "Get out of my office or I'll call campus security," to which Diddy responded, "Call campus security. I'll call the LAPD. I just want to talk."
The situation reportedly then escalated with the "Tell Me" rapper allegedly hurling a kettlebell weight at coach Alosi. He was, soon after, arrested and charged with three counts of assault with a deadly weapon, one count of making terrorist threats and one count of battery. He was released on Monday night after posting $50,000 bail.
Diddy's rep said in a statement released on Tuesday, "Any actions taken by Mr. Combs were solely defensive in nature."
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