A man has accused Sean "Diddy" Combs of punching him out during a dispute at a trendy Manhattan nightspot. Police were investigating the report of an assault early Saturday at the club in Soho, but de

A man has accused Sean "Diddy" Combs of punching him out during a dispute at a trendy Manhattan nightspot. Police were investigating the report of an assault early Saturday at the club in Soho, but declined to identify any suspects.

The law enforcement officials confirmed news accounts today (Oct. 16) that Combs, 37, was the alleged assailant. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation hadn't been completed.

Investigators were seeking to locate more witnesses before questioning Combs, the officials said. In a statement, Combs' attorney denied any wrongdoing by his client.

The incident occurred at about 3:30 a.m. inside Kiosk nightclub. The victim told police that he and Combs had been arguing over a woman before he was punched in the face by the hip-hop mogul, the officials said.

In related news, Foxy Brown has pleaded not guilty to charges that she threw a cell phone at a neighbor who complained about the volume of her car radio.

The 28-year-old rapper entered the plea to the assault charges in Brooklyn state Supreme Court today after arriving from Rikers Island prison wearing casual street clothing.

Brown is in jail for violating probation by skipping her anger management classes and traveling out of the city without permission, in a separate case in Manhattan.

She was arrested in Brooklyn in August and accused of striking Arlene Raymond, 25, after the pair got into a fight July 30 over Brown blasting her car stereo near her home.


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