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

  

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Via:  vic-eldred  •  3 weeks ago  •  20 comments

By:   nypost (New York Post)

Diddy's LA, Miami homes raided by federal agents as part of sex-trafficking probe: report
Diddy's Los Angeles home was raided by Monday as part of a federal sex trafficking investigation, according to Fox news.

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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 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 it's 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 are unknown, but flight data show 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 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 whom he dated from 2005 to 2018.

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

The under-fire rapper has been hit with 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.

15Federal agents reportedly raided Sean "Diddy" Combs' homes on Monday. Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP

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.

"ENOUGH IS ENOUGH," he said in a statement through a rep back in December when the lawsuit dropped, after previously saying he was being targeted with fabricated allegations for his fame and wealth.

'SICKENING ALLEGATIONS HAVE BEEN MADE AGAINST ME BY INDIVIDUALS LOOKING FOR A QUICK PAYDAY," he added in a December Instagram post.

A third suit claimed Diddy and another man took turns raping 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.

Photos from Monday's raids obtained by TMZ showed scores of heavily armed and armored officers, while the streets surrounding the homes were closed and helicopters gathered overhead.

An attorney for Ventura and another accuser expressed hope the raids would begin bringing justice for alleged victims.

"We will always support law enforcement when it seeks to prosecute those that have violated the law," said attorney Douglas Wigdor.

"Hopefully, this is the beginning of a process that will hold Mr. Combs responsible for his depraved conduct."

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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Vic Eldred
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1  seeder  Vic Eldred    3 weeks ago

A national disgrace.

Let us hope he is in a world of hurt

 
 
 
Gsquared
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1.1  Gsquared  replied to  Vic Eldred @1    3 weeks ago

I have no doubt you will agree that anyone found liable for sexual assault on a woman, especially someone as prominent as a former president of the United States, is a national disgrace and deserves to be in a world of hurt.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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1.1.1  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Gsquared @1.1    3 weeks ago

Found by whom?

With what for evidence?

 
 
 
Ronin2
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1.1.2  Ronin2  replied to  Gsquared @1.1    3 weeks ago

So you hold Brandon fully accountable for all of the allegations by women claiming he sexually harassed them?

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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1.1.3  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Ronin2 @1.1.2    3 weeks ago

Does anyone know what happened to Tara Reade?

I'll bet there may be a MOSTER non-disclosure agreement there.

She is probably living the life in Aspen.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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1.1.4  Gsquared  replied to  Vic Eldred @1.1.1    3 weeks ago
Found by whom?

An American jury.

With what for evidence?

Read the trial transcipt.  That will give you full access to all of the pertinent evidence.

Surely, you would also agree that someone who went through a trial and was found liable for sexual assault on a woman is more worthy of being considered a national disgrace, and deserving of a world of hurt, than someone who, to date, has merely been accused with no actual conviction or finding of liability, as the case may be.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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1.1.5  Gsquared  replied to  Ronin2 @1.1.2    3 weeks ago

The only response a comment that mentions "Brandon" should receive is a raised middle finger.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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1.1.6  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Gsquared @1.1.4    3 weeks ago
An American jury.

A Manhattan Jury, which never went beyond the name of the defendant.

The evidence: A friend of Carroll said Carroll told her about it at the time.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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1.1.7  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Gsquared @1.1.5    3 weeks ago

The only response a comment that mentions "Brandon" should receive is a raised middle finger.


The only response a comment that mentions Trump in an article about Sean Combs should receive is a raised middle finger[]

 
 
 
Gsquared
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1.1.8  Gsquared  replied to  Vic Eldred @1.1.6    3 weeks ago

Comment 1.1.6 is an expression of hatred for the American way of life.  

 
 
 
TᵢG
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1.1.9  TᵢG  replied to  Vic Eldred @1.1.6    3 weeks ago
The evidence: A friend of Carroll said Carroll told her about it at the time.

Every court, every judge, every jury that goes against Trump is all part of a mass conspiracy.   

Do you agree?

 
 
 
Gsquared
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1.1.10  Gsquared  replied to  Vic Eldred @1.1.7    3 weeks ago

My comment points out the infantile nature of many on the reactionary right.  Your comment confirms it.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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1.1.11  Gsquared  replied to  TᵢG @1.1.9    3 weeks ago

The people who would agree with that, TiG, have a deep-seated hatred for the American way of life.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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1.1.12  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  TᵢG @1.1.9    3 weeks ago

You had your chance to discuss the merits of the case.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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1.1.13  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Gsquared @1.1.10    3 weeks ago

Your comment required assistance. It was mine that made a point.

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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1.1.14  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Vic Eldred @1.1.7    3 weeks ago

Don't do that.  It will make them cry and feel that they can't deflect anymore.

 
 
 
Greg Jones
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1.1.15  Greg Jones  replied to  Gsquared @1.1    3 weeks ago

You must be referring to Bill Clinton.

 
 
 
JBB
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2  JBB    3 weeks ago

Long overdue...

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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2.1  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  JBB @2    3 weeks ago

Agreed.

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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3  Jeremy Retired in NC    3 weeks ago

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