Contrary to media reports, Diddy has not reached any settlement agreement with Steven Acevedo, the man he allegedly punched at a New York nightclub. Acevedo’s lawyer, Mark Heller, has dismissed the settlement claim as “erroneous” and incorrect.
“He has no place other than that he’s a victim, and as a good citizen, he will be called upon to address what happened,” Heller explained to MTV News. “As a victim, he’ll have an impact statement, and if there’s a prosecution, he will no doubt be asked to participate. This is something that is now in the mechanics of the judicial system.”
Diddy reportedly lashed out on Acevedo during an altercation at Kiosk Nightclub, leaving him with a broken nose and swollen lip. Several news Web sites later published stories claiming that Diddy had settled with the alleged victim of the scuffle.
Though no agreement has been reached so far, Diddy’s attorney, Benjamin Brafman, hopes to keep the case out of the court system. “We hope this matter will be resolved without the filing of any criminal charges as it was a disagreement among acquaintances, not a criminal assault,” Brafman said in the statement.
The rap mogul has not been charged or arrested in connection with the incident.