Sean Diddy

Diddy’s Miami, Los Angeles Homes Raided by Homeland Security in Reported Sex Trafficking Investigation

Author: Editors Desk, Tara Mahadevan Source: Complex
March 26, 2024 at 09:26
The hip-hop mogul is reportedly under investigation for sex trafficking.
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Federal agents have raided Sean "Diddy" Combs’ homes in Los Angeles and Miami. The large operation saw the deployment of helicopters and several members of law enforcement, news footage showed.

According to TMZ, the hip-hop mogul’s homes were raided on Monday in what is reportedly a sex trafficking investigation. Sources told the outlet that local law enforcement is involved, with Homeland Security in the lead. The warrants were reportedly issued in Manhattan federal court (Southern District of New York).

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Homeland Security Investigation agents load a box into a car at the entrance of US producer and musician Sean "Diddy" Combs's home at Star Island in Miami Beach on March 25, 2024. Homes belonging to Sean "Diddy" Combs were being raided by federal agents, media reported on March 25, with the US hip hop mogul at the center of sex trafficking and sex assault lawsuits. (Photo by GIORGIO VIERA / AFP) (Photo by GIORGIO VIERA/AFP via Getty Images)

Although it’s unclear if Diddy was present during the raid, TMZ later reported that Diddy's private jet (LoveAir LLC) was located in the Caribbean—more specifically Antigua. According to the publication, which viewed flight activity, the plane is grounded on the island but has not been officially registered as having landed. That of course doesn't mean that Diddy himself is on the plane.

He was also filmed pacing outside Miami International Airport on Monday after the raids had begun.

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In a photo captured of Fox 11’s live news segment, it appeared as if Diddy's sons, King and Justin Combs, were handcuffed at the mogul's Los Angeles home.

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Atlanta, GA - FEBRUARY 28: Justin Combs and Christian Combs attend Republic Friday's The Combs Cartel Invasion at Republic on February 28, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia.(Photo by Prince Williams/Wireimage) 

"Earlier today, Homeland Security Investigations 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," Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) said in a statement shared with Complex.

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 26: Sean Combs is seen on October 26, 2023 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by MEGA/GC Images)

One John Doe and four Jane Does have spoken to authorities with the Southern District of New York in the investigation, which includes allegations of domestic violence and racketeering, in addition to the aforementioned sex trafficking allegations, Rolling Stone reports a source as saying.

Last November, Cassie filed a bombshell lawsuit against Diddy in which she alleged that he abused her for years, from 2005 to 2018. The two quickly agreed on a settlement the following day, details for which were not disclosed. However, an onslaught of cases came forward after that, with more people subsequently accusing Diddy of sexual abuse in two more filings. 

Doug Wigdor, an attorney for Cassie Ventura as well as another Diddy accuser, shared a statement after news of the raids broke. "We will always support law enforcement when it seeks to prosecute those that have violated the law," Wigdor said, per Fox 11. "Hopefully, this is the beginning of a process that will hold Mr. Combs responsible for his depraved conduct."

In February, Diddy was hit with a lawsuit by Rodney “Lil Rod” Jones, who accused Diddy of sexually harassing, drugging, and threatening him. Lil Rod named additional defendants, including Diddy’s son, Justin. Yung Miami, Cuba Gooding Jr., Stevie J, and others were also mentioned in the suit.

In an update that arrived this week, Lil Rod's lawyer, Tyrone A. Blackburn, alleged that Diddy dispatched "his agents to harass [Jones’] 8-year-old daughter, the mother of his child, and ex-spouses." 

Complex has reached out to Diddy's reps for comment regarding the raids.

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