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Rapper Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs’ Properties Investigated in Connection with Sex Trafficking Probe

28 March 2024

Sean Diddy Combs
Sean Diddy Combs

Federal Homeland Security Investigations agents, along with other law enforcement officials, carried out searches on Monday at two properties owned by music mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs in Los Angeles and Miami.

The searches are part of an ongoing sex trafficking investigation led by federal authorities in New York, as disclosed by two law enforcement sources.

While it remains uncertain whether Combs himself is the primary focus of the inquiry, the officials stressed that they were not authorized to publicly discuss the details of the ongoing investigation.

In response to inquiries about the operation, Homeland Security Investigations released a statement confirming their involvement in executing law enforcement actions as part of the investigation, with support from HSI Los Angeles, HSI Miami, and local law enforcement partners. However, the U.S. attorney’s office in Manhattan declined to comment on the matter.

Attempts to reach out for comments from Combs’ legal team and other representatives were not immediately successful, as messages seeking clarification were left unanswered.

The Los Angeles property, situated in the upscale Holmby Hills neighborhood near Beverly Hills, was barricaded by police. Helicopter footage from KABC-TV showed Homeland Security Investigations agents in the backyard of the residence. A command post was set up outside the house, with agents observed entering and exiting the premises throughout the day.

Combs has faced multiple sexual assault lawsuits in recent months.

In February, a music producer sued Combs, alleging that the artist compelled him to engage with prostitutes and coerced him into having sexual encounters with them. In response to these accusations, Combs’ attorney Shawn Holley stated, “We possess overwhelming, incontrovertible evidence that his claims are entirely false.”

R&B singer Cassie, Combs’ former protege and girlfriend, filed a lawsuit against him in November, alleging years of sexual abuse, including rape. The lawsuit claimed that he made her engage in sexual activities with male prostitutes while filming them. The lawsuit was settled the day after it was filed.