Home Australia Call from top pollster Sussan Ley to CANCEL rap act Sean Diddy Combs from Australian radio amid a national domestic violence crisis, after explosive CCTV emerged of him violently beating his ex.

Call from top pollster Sussan Ley to CANCEL rap act Sean Diddy Combs from Australian radio amid a national domestic violence crisis, after explosive CCTV emerged of him violently beating his ex.

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The rapper took to Instagram to apologize after the video surfaced, saying:

Deputy Opposition Leader Sussan Ley has called for Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs to be banned from Australian airwaves over a video of him punching his ex-girlfriend.

Shocking surveillance footage emerged this week of Diddy violently attacking his ex-girlfriend Cassie Ventura at a Los Angeles hotel in 2016.

The video, obtained by CNN, shows the shirtless rapper with a towel wrapped around his waist, chasing Cassie down the hallway of the InterContinental Hotel in Century City.

As she tried to get into an elevator, he grabbed her by the back of the neck and threw her to the ground. He then kicked her as she lay motionless on the floor and dragged her back to her room by her hoodie.

Law, spokesperson for the Coalition for Women, described the images as “deeply worrying”.

“This should prompt Australian media companies, including radio stations, to remove his music from their channels today,” he said.

‘Everyone has a role to play in reporting domestic violence. “Australia should send a clear message on this matter.”

The rapper took to Instagram to apologize after the video surfaced, saying, “I hit rock bottom, but I don’t make excuses.”

Ms Ley said that while the people involved are “American celebrities, we cannot forget that the woman at the center of this matter is a real person who has suffered serious domestic violence”.

Ms Ley added: “As this matter unfolds in the United States, the view circulating in the media and online will deeply affect many thousands of Australian women who will relive their own traumatic experiences once again today.

“This is a reminder that domestic violence is a global scourge, and my thoughts are with all the surviving victims who will suffer.”

Australia has been hit by a crisis of violence against women, especially this year, prompting street protests and an urgent National Cabinet meeting between state and federal leaders.

Ley said that while Diddy’s incident occurred overseas and he will not “face charges due to local laws”, Australians still “have the opportunity to take action on this issue”.

“We can denounce this unacceptable violence,” he said.

Call from top pollster Sussan Ley to CANCEL rap act

Sean Combs and Cassie Ventura attend the premiere of 'The Perfect Match' in Hollywood, California. Two days earlier, Combs attacked Ventura in a hotel hallway.

Sean Combs and Cassie Ventura attend the premiere of ‘The Perfect Match’ in Hollywood, California. Two days earlier, Combs attacked Ventura in a hotel hallway.

Ms Ley is calling on Australian businesses to “reconsider any activities they are undertaking that may financially benefit Mr Combs”.

Cassie claimed in a since-settled lawsuit that Diddy had paid the same hotel $50,000 for the footage after the attack.

The couple dated between 2007 and 2018, after meeting in 2006, when she was 19 years old and he was 37.

Sources said Diddy went to rehab after the 2016 incident and continues to seek therapy and spiritual work.

He publicly apologized for the attack after the footage was published in the media, saying: “I hit rock bottom, but I don’t make excuses.”

Looking into the camera, Diddy said, “It’s so hard to reflect on the darkest moments in your life, sometimes you have to.” He was angry.

‘I want to say I hit rock bottom, but I don’t make excuses, my behavior in that video is inexcusable. I take full responsibility for my actions in that video, I am disgusted.

He continued: “I was disgusted then when I did it, and I’m disgusted now.” I went and looked for professional help, I got into going to therapy, going to rehab.

‘I had to ask God for his mercy and grace. Very sorry. But I am committed to being a better man every day. I’m not asking for forgiveness, I’m very sorry.’

Ventura’s attorney, Meredith Firetog, said: ‘Combs’ most recent statement is more about himself than the many people he has hurt.

‘When Cassie and many other women came forward, he denied everything and suggested his victims were looking for a payday.

“The fact that he was only forced to ‘apologise’ once his repeated denials were proven false demonstrates his pathetic desperation, and no one will be swayed by his false words.”

Ventura sued Combs last November, accusing him of raping her, beating her, forcing her to take drugs and having sex with other men while he watched.

She said in legal filings that Diddy sexually assaulted her at his Los Angeles home in 2018 when she tried to separate from him.

They settled out of court a day after the lawsuit was filed.

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