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Sean “Diddy” Combs Residences Raided by Homeland Security

Tue 26 Mar 2024 | 01:32 PM
Sean “Diddy” Combs
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Properties owned by Sean “Diddy” Combs in Miami and Los Angeles were raided by Homeland Security on Monday.

NBC News reported three women and a man have been interviewed by federal officials in Manhattan and three other interviews are scheduled concerning allegations of sex trafficking, sexual assault, and the solicitation and distribution of illegal narcotics and firearms.

It remains unconfirmed whether Combs is the focus of the investigation, although multiple sexual misconduct claims have been levied against him in recent months.

In a statement, Homeland Security Investigations confirmed, “Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) New York executed law enforcement actions as part of an ongoing investigation, with assistance from HSI Los Angeles, HSI Miami, and our local law enforcement partners.” 

FOX11 has also shared video footage of the raid taken from an overhead helicopter that shows several individuals in handcuffs outside the property, including two men who some outlets claimed were Combs’ sons, Justin and King Combs, although this information was not confirmed.

Representatives for Combs did not immediately return Variety‘s request for comment.

The artist and entrepreneur faced a number of lawsuits stemming from sexual assault charges that started last year with accusations from R&B singer Cassie, who dated Combs for years, in a suit filed on November 16. 

The suit claimed Combs had been combative towards her throughout their relationship. She described him as a “serial domestic abuser, who would regularly beat and kick Ms. Ventura.” The following day, the two parties settled the lawsuits on what they described as amicable terms.

Following those allegations, Combs resigned as chairman of Revolt, and his Hulu reality show was subsequently canceled.

Another lawsuit, filed in December, alleged that Combs had gang-raped a 17-year-old girl in 2003. The plaintiff, identified as Jane Doe, accused Combs of plying her with drugs and alcohol at his New York studio and then sexually assaulting her along with two associates. 

The suit accused Combs of a “sex trafficking scheme,” in which Jane Doe was flown by private jet from her home in Michigan to New York.

Douglas Wigdor, a lawyer for Cassie and Jane Doe, responded to reports of a search warrant issued on Sean Combs, writing, “We will always support law enforcement when it seeks to prosecute those that have violated the law. Hopefully, this is the beginning of a process that will hold Mr. Combs responsible for his depraved conduct.”