Assault video: Howard University terminates Diddy’s honorary degree, others


Howard University in Washington, D.C. has announced that it has revoked the honorary degree awarded to Sean Combs, also known as Diddy, following the surfacing of a video that the university considers a major breach of its core values.

PUNCH Online reported in May that a video emerged showing Diddy physically assaulting his former girlfriend, Casandra ‘Cassie’ Ventura, in a hotel hallway in 2016.

Diddy, who is reported to be a former Howard student but left before graduating, received an honorary doctorate in 2014.

However, a statement on Howard University’s website on Friday revealed that the Board of Trustees voted unanimously to accept the return of the degree bestowed upon Diddy in 2014.

The statement partly read, “The Howard University Board of Trustees voted unanimously today to accept the return by Mr. Sean Combs of the honorary degree conferred upon him in 2014.

“This acceptance revokes all honours and privileges associated with the degree.

“Accordingly, the Board has directed that his name be removed from all documents listing honorary degree recipients of Howard University.” Punch

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