US federal brokers raid houses tied to rapper Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs in Los Angeles and Miami

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NEW YORK – Federal brokers from the Division of Homeland Safety on March 25 raided houses within the Los Angeles space and Miami that an individual with data of the case stated have been linked to Sean Combs, the hip-hop mogul who has been accused of sexual assault and intercourse trafficking in a number of lawsuits over the previous a number of months.

In an announcement on March 25, in response to questions on information reviews of a raid on Combs’ residences, Homeland Safety Investigations stated: “Earlier as we speak, Homeland Safety Investigations (HSI) New York executed regulation enforcement actions as a part of an ongoing investigation, with help from HSI Los Angeles, HSI Miami and our native regulation enforcement companions. We’ll present additional data because it turns into accessible.”

A spokesperson for Mr Combs didn’t reply to a request for remark.

The prison inquiry was being performed by federal prosecutors within the Southern District of New York and federal brokers with Homeland Safety Investigations, a regulation enforcement official stated. Mr Nicholas Biase, a spokesperson for the Southern District, declined to remark.

The division didn’t say who the goal of the investigation was. Video from Fox 11 (KTTV), an area tv information station in Los Angeles, confirmed armed officers getting into a house within the Holmby Hills space of town, which the station stated was linked to Mr Combs’ firm, Unhealthy Boy Leisure.

Mr Combs, 54, referred to as Puff Daddy and Diddy, performed an integral function within the transformation of hip-hop into a world business pressure, but has been dogged for many years by accusations of violence. In November 2023, he was sued for sexual assault by Casandra Ventura, his former girlfriend, who was additionally signed to his label, Unhealthy Boy, because the performing artist Cassie.

In her go well with, Ms Ventura accused Mr Combs of forcing her to have interaction in sexual exercise with male prostitutes over a interval of years. The go well with stated that because of these encounters, which came about in plenty of cities throughout america, Ms Ventura was a sufferer of intercourse trafficking.

Ms Ventura’s civil go well with was settled in simply someday, together with her and Mr Combs saying their dispute had been resolved “amicably”.

However her go well with was adopted by a number of extra circumstances, every accusing Mr Combs of sexual assault. In a single case filed final in February, a music producer, Rodney Jones, stated Combs had made undesirable sexual contact with him, and compelled him to rent prostitutes and take part in intercourse acts with them.

Mr Combs has denied the accusations in opposition to him.

In December 2023, after an nameless lady filed a go well with accusing him and two different males of raping her in a New York recording studio in 2003, when she was 17, the music mogul stated: “Sickening allegations have been made in opposition to me by people searching for a fast payday. Let me be completely clear: I didn’t do any of the terrible issues being alleged.”

After Mr Jones’ go well with, Shawn Holley, a lawyer for Mr Combs, stated Mr Jones is “nothing greater than a liar who filed a US$30 million (S40.4 million) lawsuit shamelessly searching for an undeserved payday, ,and referred to as his accusations “pure fiction”.

In an announcement on March 25, Mr Douglas Wigdor, a lawyer who represents Ms Ventura and the nameless lady who sued Mr Combs alleging the assault at a New York studio, stated: “We’ll all the time help regulation enforcement when it seeks to prosecute those who have violated the regulation. Hopefully, that is the start of a course of that may maintain Mr. Combs answerable for his wicked conduct.” NYTIMES

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