Howard University Revokes Sean Combs’ Honorary Degree After Assault Video Emerges – News Channel 5 Nashville

Howard University has decided to sever ties with Sean “Diddy” Combs, revoking an honorary degree awarded to him in 2014 and ending a scholarship program in his name. This decision comes after a 2016 video surfaced showing Combs assaulting R&B singer Cassie.

The university’s Board of Trustees released a statement saying that Combs’ actions in the video are not in line with the university’s values and beliefs. As a result, Combs is no longer deemed worthy to hold the institution’s highest honor. The board voted unanimously to accept the return of the honorary degree and directed that Combs’ name be removed from all documents listing honorary degree recipients.

Additionally, the board has instructed university administrators to cut financial ties with Combs, including returning a $1 million contribution and dissolving a 2023 pledge agreement with the Sean Combs Foundation.

Combs admitted to the assault last month after CNN released the video. He posted a video apology on social media, taking full responsibility for his actions and expressing his disgust at his behavior.

A lawsuit filed by Cassie, whose legal name is Cassandra Ventura, against Combs was settled last year. The lawsuit sparked a wave of similar cases and public allegations against Combs.

Sean “Diddy” Combs is a well-known rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur. He rose to fame in the 1990s as a talent director at Uptown Records before founding his own record label, Bad Boy Entertainment. Combs has won three Grammy Awards and has produced albums for artists such as Mary J. Blige and The Notorious B.I.G.

– Short Biography of Sean “Diddy” Combs:
– Born on November 4, 1969, in Harlem, New York
– Attended Howard University but dropped out to pursue a career in the music industry
– Founded Bad Boy Entertainment in 1993
– Released his debut album “No Way Out” in 1997
– Has won three Grammy Awards and two MTV Video Music Awards
– Known for his philanthropic work, including founding the Sean Combs Foundation

The incident and subsequent actions taken by Howard University have raised questions about the responsibility of public figures and the consequences of their actions.

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