He calls story linking Diddy to Shakur's shooting 'defamatory'

P Diddy‘s lawyer has lashed out at the Los Angeles Times for publishing an inaccurate story linking the rap mogul to the 1994 shooting of Tupac Shakur.

The story, which ran on March 17, implied that P Diddy, whose real name is Sean Combs, knew about plans to assault Shakur.

The LA Times has since issued an apology, after it emerged that the documents the implications were based on were doctored, as previously reported.

In response, Combs‘ attorney Howard Weitzman issued a statement today (March 27), saying: “[The] apology is, at best, a first step, but it doesn’t undo the false and defamatory nature of the story, or the suspicion and innuendo that Mr. Combs has had to endure due to these untruthful allegations and the irresponsible conduct of this particular reporter.”

According to Reuters, the lawyer for Jimmy Rosemond, chief executive officer of Czar Entertainment, who was also was linked to the attack by the LA Times, issued a statement saying: “Their apology does not go far enough.”

–By our Los Angeles staff.

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