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P. Diddy: "I'll Smack Flames Out of Your Ass"

3/5/2007 5:02 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Diddy Lawsuit -- Click to ViewSean "Puffy" Combs has been sued by a man who claims the music mogul "unlawfully attacked, assaulted and battered" him during a post-Oscar party.

In a lawsuit, filed March 2 in Los Angeles County Superior Court, Gerald Rechnitzer claims he was at Teddy's nightclub at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood with his girlfriend after the Academy Awards. Rechnitzer says that as he was leaving, he stopped in the restroom. When he came out, he saw that his girlfriend was speaking with Combs, who was surrounded by his private security detail.

The suit claims "Combs, also known as 'Diddy,' also known as 'P. Diddy,' also known as 'Puff Daddy,' also known as 'Puffy,' hereinafter Defendant Combs," suddenly said to the Plaintiff, "What the f**k you looking at dude?'" Combs then allegedly followed up by yelling, "I'll smack flames out of your ass!"

The suit claims Combs then attacked Rechnitzer. His lawyer tells TMZ Combs punched his client in the jaw, causing him to fly backwards. The suit claims, "At no time was Plaintiff, who is five feet, seven inches tall with a slim build, ever a threat to Defendant...."

The suit alleges "after attacking Plaintiff, Defendant Combs intentionally, willfully and knowingly pushed Plaintiff's girlfriend and attempted to spit on another female member of Plaintiff's group."

The lawsuit seeks unspecified compensatory and punitive damages.

The LAPD tells TMZ they are investigating the allegations against Combs.

A rep for Combs tells TMZ "These claims are completely false and ridiculous. It is pitiful that Mr. Rechnitzer is stooping so low to prey on Mr. Combs celebrity. Mr. Combs will not stand for such ludicrous accusations.".

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JEWISH PRINCESS    

Gee, I'm kinda surprised Farrah isn't in here praising Puffed-up Ego Combs. Maybe he should spend more time with his kids & less partying. Priorities, Puffy!!
They should take him, Foxy (I can't stay out of trouble, but it's never my fault) Brown & Busta Rhymes & lock them up and throw away the key.

2754 days ago
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available    

STOP PULLING THE RACE CARD ON THIS ISSUE! THE REAL CARD IS( M.O.N.E.Y) ,and ,people who have more than enough(like MR.COMBS)- instead of doing something POSITIVE with it like our dear FRIEND OPRAH who gave to the underpriviledged,and, doing GOOD! MR.Combs chooses to spend it on SELF-SERVING luxuries which while intitled to do so speaks volumes of his character/and or lack thereof.He just had twins but chooses to smack around a guy and his fiancee'??????? Whether WHITE/And or BLACK.or,any other race-that is pure LOW-LOW-LOW-AND NO CLASS!

2754 days ago
18.

SJ    

This is not a white thing.....or a black thing....IT'S A GREEN thing and green is truly a beautiful colour. Cha-Ching! As a lawyer, I just love people with deep pockets, no brains, and a continuing ability to do dumb sh*t at least every other day. Ya just gotta love Hollywood. It gives me goose bumps.

2754 days ago
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He's Boring now    

If this is true, (2 sides to every story) than I would think this person would be spending more time with the LAPD in pursuing criminal charges than with a lawyer going for Civil charges...but I'm sure there is a money angle here somewhere.

Diddy and Entourage should be well versed in how to behave in public and the consequences of thuggery and assault charges impacts to both career and reputation. But if there were drugs and alcohol involved, all gets blurred and law of the jungle always seems to creep in.

He is probably best to hurry and pay this guy off with sitpulations the event is never to be discussed again as part of that payoff.

And a trip to rehab to not use alcohol and drugs might be in order too, to prevent another occurence of this kind of behaviour when dealing with the public.

Or just carry on dude and next time the guy might be packing heat and shoot you...chance you take when acting that way on the street.

2754 days ago
20.

Danielle    

Please, this dude is a wanna be like Justin Timberlake! They would both be taking it up the ass if they were in prison! What a bunch of jokes! Diddy did a PROACTIVE commercial and Timberlake was a mouseketeer and in a boy band. Oh yeah, that's thuggish!

2754 days ago
21.

Me    

What, Farrah? Didn't hear you.

2753 days ago
22.

try2befair    

People need to turn their back on this swelled headed punk thug. Boycott his music and clothes line!

2753 days ago
23.

EBG in Ashtabula    

Diddly diddly did,thinks he's hard now?Ugly bastard,he tried to spit on a bitch too,how can you miss with them lips?

2753 days ago
24.

SUN    

I use to admire P- whatever. I admired the way he came from nothing to millions. I dont like his arrogant attitude though.

I am so sick of seeing his all dressed in white parties. His image is just that, a image. He has no real substance now. Kind of like Donald Trump. What do they really do???
They have money, but not as much as they would like you to think.

He has NEVER gotten over J-LO when she dumped him. Thats why he will never marry his babies mama Kim Porter. She knows she is second, but hey- he has money.

I HOPE HE HAS TO FINALLY PAY FOR HIS ARROGANT PERSONA.

2753 days ago
25.

Hal R. Hosfeld    

Momma's little baby like shortnin' bread!

I've always called him "Puff Monkey"!

2753 days ago
26.

Spike    

Another case of taking the boy out of the ghetto but not being able to take the ghetto out of the boy

2753 days ago
27.

Codger    

G-d, it's true. Even big piles o' money can't buy you class, intelligence, good taste, manners and common decency. This guy, surrounded by his posse of thugs, beat up a spindly guy less than half his size. Anyone with half a brain would know that's pretty darn pitiful, but then, we're talking about a rapper.

2753 days ago
28.

RL    

"Diddy" is vulgar.

2753 days ago
29.

Kay    

Puff is an arrogant bastard. He thinks he is above all. I loved the People spread where he tried to come off looking like a caring husband and father all the while out hitting on other women. He's been close to prison before, it's just a matter of time. He has no self control.

2753 days ago
30.

Give Me A Break    

13. The racist comments are so ignorant there almost funny,,,love thy brother and sister. It reminds me why half of this country is going to hell with gasoline drawers on.

Posted at 3:43PM on Mar 5th 2007 by King

King- that part about going to hell with gasoline drawers on was CLASSIC!!!

2753 days ago
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