Howard University is cutting ties to Sean “Diddy” Combs, rescinding an honorary degree that was awarded to him and disbanding a scholarship program in his name, after a recently released 2016 video that appeared to show him attacking the R&B singer Cassie.

“Mr. Combs’ behavior as captured in a recently released video is so fundamentally incompatible with Howard University’s core values and beliefs that he is deemed no longer worthy to hold the institution’s highest honor,” a statement from the university’s Board of Trustees said.

The statement said the board voted unanimously Friday to accept the return of the honorary degree Combs received in 2014. “This acceptance revokes all honors 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,” it said.

FILE - Entertainer and entrepreneur Sean "Diddy" Combs delivers Howard University's commencement speech during the 2014 graduation ceremony in Washington, Saturday, May 10, 2014. In a decision, Friday, June 7, 2024, Howard University is cutting ties to Combs, rescinding an honorary degree that was awarded to him and disbanding a scholarship program in his name. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

FILE – Entertainer and entrepreneur Sean “Diddy” Combs delivers Howard University’s commencement speech during the 2014 graduation ceremony in Washington, Saturday, May 10, 2014. In a decision, Friday, June 7, 2024, Howard University is cutting ties to Combs, rescinding an honorary degree that was awarded to him and disbanding a scholarship program in his name – AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana

The board also directed university administrators to cut financial ties to Combs, including returning a $1 million contribution, ending the scholarship program and dissolving a 2023 pledge agreement with the Sean Combs Foundation.

FILE - Sean "Diddy" Combs arrives at the LA Premiere of "The Four: Battle For Stardom" at the CBS Radford Studio Center, May 30, 2018, in Los Angeles. Combs has sold off his stake in Revolt, the media company the rapper and entrepreneur founded over a decade ago, the Los Angeles-based company said Tuesday, June 4, 2024, in a statement on its website. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)

FILE - Sean Combs arrives at the Pre-Grammy Gala And Salute To Industry Icons at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, in Beverly Hills, Calif. A woman who says Combs subjected her to violence and abuse over several years in the 1990s has filed a lawsuit in New York, Thursday, May 23, 2024, accusing the rapper of sexual assault, battery and gender-motivated violence. (Photo by Mark Von Holden/Invision/AP, File)

An email seeking comment was sent to a Combs spokesperson by The Associated Press on Saturday.

Combs admitted last month that he beat his ex-girlfriend Cassie in a hotel hallway in 2016 after CNN released video of the attack. In a video statement posted on social media, he said he was “truly sorry” and his actions were “inexcusable.”

FILE -Sean 'Diddy' Combs participates in "The Four" panel during the FOX Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour in Pasadena, Calif., Jan. 4, 2018. A former model accused Combs of sexually assaulting her at his New York City recording studio in 2003 in a lawsuit filed Tuesday, May 21, 2024, the latest in a series of allegations against the embattled hip-hop mogul. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

“I take full responsibility for my actions in that video. I was disgusted then when I did it. I’m disgusted now,” Combs said.

A lawsuit filed last year by Cassie, whose legal name is Cassandra Ventura, set off a wave of similar cases and public allegations against Combs. That lawsuit was settled.

Top Feature Photo: FILE – Entertainer and entrepreneur Sean Combs poses next to his honorary degree of Doctor of Humanities during the graduation ceremony at Howard University in Washington, Saturday, May 10, 2014. In a decision, Friday, June 7, 2024, Howard University is cutting ties to Combs, rescinding the honorary degree that was awarded to him and disbanding a scholarship program in his name – AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana