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Diddy Day in Miami Beach Is No More

The Sean “Diddy” Combs fallout continues in wake of the leaked Cassie assault footage and mounting sexual misconduct lawsuits against him. Diddy has maintained complete innocence in the sexual misconduct and sexual assault lawsuits against him, and he continues to deny all of the allegations.

According to the Miami Herald, the Miami Beach Commission revoked the Diddy Day recognition dedicated to the Bad Boy mogul on Oct. 13. He received the honor courtesy of Mayor Philip Levine at a REVOLT conference in 2016.

The decision to rescind the recognition was made on Wednesday (June 26) “without discussion.” Diddy has been a staple of the Miami Beach Star Island community where he owns a mansion, which was raided by federal agents alongside his L.A. estate in March.

Earlier in June, Diddy returned his key to New York City after a request from Mayor Eric Adams. Combs sent the key back to Adams’ offices after the mayor received letters asking for it to be sent back to City Hall, and Diddy obliged on June 10.

“I strongly condemn these actions and stand in solidarity with all survivors of domestic and gender-based violence,” Adams wrote at the time in the letters.

Howard University also rescinded an honorary degree that was awarded to Combs and ended a scholarship program in his name following the release of the disturbing video involving Cassie. CNN released surveillance footage in May of Diddy physically abusing Cassie in a Los Angeles hotel outside an elevator bank from March 2016.

Diddy apologized for his behavior, which he says he was “disgusted” by, but ended up deleting the video when clearing his Instagram account last week.

“I was f—ed up. I mean, I hit rock bottom. But I make no excuses,” he said in the since-deleted clip. “My behavior on that video is inexcusable. I take full responsibility for my actions in that video. I’m disgusted. I was disgusted then when I did it, I’m disgusted now.”

Cassie and Diddy dated on-and-off for over a decade from about 2007 through 2018 before calling it quits for good.

The “Me & U” singer filed a sprawling lawsuit against the famed music executive in November accusing him of rape and physical abuse during their time together. The two parties quickly reached a settlement less than 24 hours later. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Find a photo of when Diddy was presented with his own day in Miami Beach here.

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