Report: Police Investigate 'Diddy' in Club Brawl

Sean Combs may soon be known more for his bad boy persona than his Bad Boy biz.

Oct. 16, 2007 — -- Sean "Diddy" Combs may soon be known more for his bad boy persona than for his multimillion dollar Bad Boy business.

A man has accused the hip-hop mogul of punching him at New York City nightclub Kiosk last Saturday, according to The Associated Press. The man, Steven Acevedo, claims Combs initiated the fight with the man when he said he had dated Combs' latest girlfriend.

A spokesperson for the New York Police Department told that "there is an assault investigation that we're looking into" at Kiosk but would not confirm if Combs is involved.

Charges have yet to be filed.

According to the New York Post, during the altercation Combs allegedly screamed, "I'll kill you, punk!" while punching Acevedo in the face and bloodying his nose.

A call to a representative for Combs was not immediately returned. But in a statement released to the entertainment news show Extra, Combs' attorney denied any wrongdoing by his client.

"We are hopeful that this matter will be resolved without the filing of any criminal charges, as this was a disagreement among acquaintances not a criminal assault," attorney Benjamin Brafman said.

Saturday's incident could become the third legal setback for Combs in less than two weeks. On Oct. 9, hip-hop promoter James Waldon filed a $5 million lawsuit against the 37-year-old mogul for allegedly unleashing three violent bodyguards on him at a New York City club.

On Oct. 7, a former consultant for Combs' Bad Boy Entertainment filed a lawsuit, claiming Combs owes him $19 million for music he helped create with late rapper Notorious B.I.G.

In addition, the hip-hop mogul is reportedly facing a lawsuit from a man who claims Combs punched him in the parking lot of Hollywood's Roosevelt Hotel last February.Like the most recent incident, Combs allegedly threw a punch after an argument over a woman.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.