Federal Probe into Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs: Unraveling the Sex Trafficking Allegations and Lawsuits

 


 NEWSLINE PAPER,- "Federal authorities conducted a search on properties owned by music mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs as part of an ongoing investigation into human trafficking allegations. The Department of Homeland Security’s Transnational Organized Crime Division, under the direction of the US attorney for the Southern District of New York, is spearheading the probe.

The investigation is rooted in multiple civil lawsuits filed against Combs in New York, accusing him of sexual assault and sex trafficking. Combs has consistently denied these allegations.

In May 2022, Combs attended the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada. Around the same time, his residences in Los Angeles and Miami were searched by heavily armed Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) agents. The agents, some in armored vehicles, were authorized to search for documents, phones, computers, and other data or video-holding electronic devices.

The searches were part of an ongoing sex trafficking investigation, as confirmed by a law enforcement source. HSI in New York stated that it executed these law enforcement actions in collaboration with local law enforcement and HSI units in Los Angeles and Miami.

Combs has faced accusations of sex trafficking in three separate lawsuits filed in recent months. It remains unclear which of these allegations are part of the federal probe. In November, Combs settled a lawsuit filed by his former girlfriend, singer Casandra “Cassie” Ventura, who accused him of rape, forced involvement in sex trafficking, and other abuses.

Combs’ attorney, Ben Brafman, stated that the decision to settle was not an admission of guilt. Combs has vehemently denied all claims and expressed his disappointment over attempts to tarnish his reputation and legacy.

Most recently, a lawsuit was filed against Combs by his former employee, producer and videographer Rodney “Lil Rod” Jones, accusing Combs of sexual misconduct."

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