Combs Assault Lawsuit Dropped
Hip-hop mogul Sean Combs is celebrating after a lawsuit accusing him of assault was dropped due to "insufficient evidence".
The rapper was alleged to have lost his temper with Gerald Rechnitzer at a post-Oscars party at Hollywood's Roosevelt Hotel in February (07), when Combs was confronted for flirting with the clubber's fiancee.
In court documents, Rechnitzer claims Combs shouted, "What the f**k (are) you looking at, dude?" before threatening to "smack flames out of your ass".
The 27-year-old accused the Last Night hitmaker of "intentionally, willfully, knowingly and unlawfully attacking, assaulting and battering" him at the party and filed the suit in March (07), seeking compensatory and punitive damages.
But, according to the New York Post, the court case has fallen through, with a spokesman simply stating, "There was insufficient evidence."
Combs has always denied the allegations, branding them "fabricated" and a "flat-out lie".
His lawyer Benjamin Brafman adds, "People who are superstars are always vulnerable to these allegations."