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26 Mar 2024, 2:58 am

Diddy’s LA, Miami homes raided by federal agents as part of sex trafficking probe: report

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Diddy’s homes in Los Angeles and Miami were raided Monday as part of a federal sex trafficking investigation, according to law enforcement.

The raid was made by Homeland Security Investigations in the Holmby Hills area of Los Angeles, with federal agents pictured coming out of the home with boxes and bags of evidence, including electronics.

A Miami home owned by record label boss Diddy – real name Sean Combs – was also raided Monday as part of the same operation, federal sources confirmed.

Law enforcement sources told The Post the feds moved in because they wanted to seize 54-year-old Diddy’s phones and computers.

They also claimed there would be further raids planned on houses associated with the mogul in New York and Chicago.

Views from over Diddy’s LA home showed Homeland Security agents conducting the raid, with a number of people who left the house being detained.

At least three people — a woman and two men — appeared to be apprehended by agents, according to footage from TMZ.

Diddy’s sons, 30-year-old Justin and 25-year-old King, were both seen cuffed by officers, although its unclear if they were taken into custody.

The Los Angeles home is owned by a division of Diddy’s record company, Bad Boy Entertainment, and one of his daughters, Fox reported.

Diddy’s whereabouts is unknown, but flight data shows his private jet touched down in the Caribbean island of Antigua on Monday morning, TMZ reported.

Both the California and Florida raids were led by the Homeland Security Investigations Human Trafficking Task Force, based on a search warrant was issued by the Southern District of New York, sources told The Post.

“Earlier today, 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. We will provide further information as it becomes available,” HSI told The Post.

At least four Jane Does and one John Doe have been interviewed by New York prosecutors in connection to the sex trafficking allegations and a RICO case, sources told Rolling Stone, while further interviews are expected.

Investigators are also looking into firearms charges, along with distribution and solicitation of narcotics, sources told NBC News.

Diddy, whose real name is Sean Combs, was hit by a scathing lawsuit last year from his former girlfriend Casandra Ventura, an R&B singer known as Cassie who he dated from 2005 to 2018.

She alleged a years of sexual abuse at Diddy’s hands, only of the pair to reach a settlement the following day.

The under-fire rapper has been hit At least three other lawsuits accusing him of historical sexual abuse in recent months, containing numerous allegations, all of which Diddy has denied.

It is unclear if the investigation is related to any of those accusers.

One lawsuit was brought by a Jane Doe who alleged she was a 17-year-old 11th grader when Diddy invited her to his recording studio in NYC – only to ply her with drugs and alcohol so she could be violently gang raped by the singer and his friends.

Her suit was accompanied by a “Trigger Warning” because of its graphic content, and included photos of the teen sitting on Diddy’s lap and hanging out in the studio.

She claimed the alleged abuse took place in 2003, but Combs has vehemently denied it.

A third suit claimed Diddy and another took turns raping a two women in the early 90s, while a third from Joi Dickerson claimed Diddy “intentionally drugged” her before assaulting her when she was 19-years-old in 1991.

Former US Attorney’s Office prosecutor Neama Rahmani had grim words for the hip hop star’s prospects.

“He is in a world of hurt right now,” Rahmani told Rolling Stone.

“The Southern District of New York is one of the most prestigious in the country. If they’re bringing a case against him, Diddy has a lot to worry about.”


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26 Mar 2024, 5:22 am

Well it worked for pinning charges against Julian Assange and Andrew Tate. Can't have black billionaires. After Kanye I suspect Tyer Perry and Oprah must be getting lawyered up.