Peloton Removes Diddy’s Music Following Cassie Assault Video

After resurfaced video footage from 2016 showing rapper Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs allegedly assaulting his ex-girlfriend Cassie, fitness firm Peloton has confirmed a pause in the use of Diddy’s music in its product offerings. As reported by TMZ, the company has also removed the Bad Boy Entertainment Artist Series from its platform. The decision was communicated in a message to its private members’ Facebook group, stressing that no future classes will feature Diddy’s music.

Moment of Controversy

Diddy, 54, faced backlash following the release of the 2016 video footage by CNN on May 17, which depicts him assaulting his former girlfriend Cassie. In the wake of the controversy, he issued a public apology on Instagram on May 19, stating his “behavior on that video is inexcusable” and that he “makes no excuses”. He acknowledged his faults and further exhibited remorse by seeking professional assistance and pledging to improve.

Critics Speak Out

However, attorneys for Cassie have criticized the rapper’s apology, arguing that it seemed more focused on himself rather than expressing sincere remorse towards his victims. According to Meredith Firetog, a partner at Wigdor LLP, Diddy’s previous attempts to deny the allegations rather than admitting his wrongdoings cast doubt on the sincerity of his apology.

History of Accusations

The artists’ relationship has a storied and contentious past. In November 2023, Cassie filed a lawsuit against Diddy, accusing him of rape and abuse. The case was eventually settled outside the court in the same month.

Wrapping Up

As public figures face the consequences of past behavior, companies like Peloton are also taking measures to distance themselves from such controversies. For more reliable and expertly curated content like this, visit HitPlay.

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