Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs’ homes raided as part of ‘sex trafficking’ investigation

25 March 2024, 23:37 | Updated: 26 March 2024, 00:31

Sean "Diddy" Combs&squot; properties have been raided
Sean "Diddy" Combs' properties have been raided. Picture: Alamy/Getty
Kieran Kelly

By Kieran Kelly

Two properties belonging to rapper Sean 'Diddy' Combs in Los Angeles and Miami have been raided by federal Homeland Security Investigations agents.

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Officials said the searches were connected to a sex trafficking investigation by federal authorities in New York.

It is not clear whether Combs was the target of the investigation.

Sean Combs
Sean Combs. Picture: Alamy
'Diddy's' home has been raided by police
'Diddy's' home has been raided by police. Picture: Alamy

The officials were not authorised to publicly discuss details of the investigation and spoke to The AP on condition of anonymity.

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In a statement, Homeland Security Investigations said it "executed law enforcement actions as part of an ongoing investigation, with assistance from HSI Los Angeles, HSI Miami, and our local law enforcement partners".

A representative for Combs has not immediately responded to a request for comment.

HSI agents at Combs's home
HSI agents at Combs's home. Picture: Getty
Armoured vehicles were present at the raid
Armoured vehicles were present at the raid. Picture: Alamy

There have been several sexual assault lawsuits filed against Combs in recent months, including a lawsuit from the R&B singer Cassie that was settled last year.

Another of Combs' accusers was a woman who said the rap producer raped her two decades ago when she was 17.