Howard University Takes Back Sean Diddy Combs’ Honorary Degree

Howard University Takes Back Sean Diddy Combs’ Honorary Degree

American rapper Sean Diddy Combs has been constantly in the spotlight for the past few months. Howard University, which conferred Diddy with an honorary degree in 2014, decided to revoke it amid his admission of assaulting Cassie Ventura.

The assault video, which CNN originally obtained, dates back to 2016, in which Diddy can be seen beating his then-girlfriend Cassie Ventura violently.

Reportedly, the board of trustees voted unanimously to return the media mogul’s degree. They also said that they would return a million-dollar donation that Diddy made to the university. The school’s Board of Trustees voted to end the 2023 pledge agreement with the Sean Combs Foundation. Notably, the agreement was not fulfilled by the rapper’s side, as no payment was made. Thus, there are no funds that need to be returned. 

Howard University posted on its X handle,

Moreover, their statement read, “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. The University is unwavering in its opposition to all acts of interpersonal violence.” 

The assault video, which went online last month, is CCTV surveillance footage from a hotel where Diddy stayed with Ventura. In the clip, he is seen chasing Ventura, who is running towards the elevator, in a towel. Soon, he grabs her, throws her on the floor, and kicks her numerous times. As she lies motionless on the floor, he returns to kick her and throws an object at her. 

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