Federal Agents Search Properties Belonging to Rapper Sean “Diddy” Combs in Ongoing Sex Trafficking Investigation

Federal Homeland Security Investigations agents, along with other law enforcement officials, conducted searches on Monday at two properties owned by rapper Sean “Diddy” Combs in Los Angeles and Miami. The searches were part of an ongoing sex trafficking investigation in New York, according to two anonymous law enforcement officials who spoke to The Associated Press. It remains unclear whether Combs himself is the target of the investigation.

Homeland Security Investigations released a statement confirming their involvement in the law enforcement actions, which were carried out with assistance from HSI Los Angeles, HSI Miami, and local law enforcement partners. Combs’ lawyers and representatives have not yet responded to requests for comment.

This development comes in the wake of several sexual assault lawsuits filed against Combs in recent months. In February, a music producer accused Combs of coercing him into soliciting prostitutes and pressuring him to engage in sexual activities with them. Combs’ attorney, Shawn Holley, vehemently denied these allegations, stating that they have substantial evidence proving the claims to be false.

Another lawsuit was filed by Combs’ former protege and girlfriend, R&B singer Cassie, in November. The suit alleged years of sexual abuse, including rape, and claimed that Combs forced her to have sex with male prostitutes while he filmed them. The lawsuit was settled the day after it was filed.

Additionally, a woman came forward accusing the rap producer of raping her two decades ago when she was 17. The Associated Press typically refrains from naming individuals who claim to be victims of sexual abuse unless they choose to come forward publicly, as Cassie did. Combs has denied all allegations, stating, “I did not do any of the awful things being alleged.”

Sean “Diddy” Combs is a highly influential figure in the hip-hop industry, having built an empire over the past three decades. Formerly known as Puff Daddy, he founded Bad Boy Records and has collaborated with numerous top-tier artists, including Notorious B.I.G., Mary J. Blige, Usher, Lil Kim, Faith Evans, and 112. Combs also established the fashion clothing line Sean John, launched the Revolt TV channel, and produced the reality show “Making the Band” for MTV.

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