Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs’ homes raided by federal agents

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Two of Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs’ properties have been searched by federal agents as part of an ongoing sex trafficking investigation, according to reports.

Combs’ homes in Los Angeles and Miami were searched by officers on Monday.

The searches were connected to a sex trafficking investigation by federal authorities in New York, the AP news agency reported.

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.”

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Combs has been the subject of several lawsuits, including for sexual assault, in recent months.

In February, a music producer filed a lawsuit alleging Combs coerced him to solicit prostitutes and pressured him to have sex with them.

Combs’ attorney said that for those allegations, “we have overwhelming, indisputable proof that his claims are complete lies”.

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The rapper’s former protege and girlfriend, R&B singer Cassie, sued him in November alleging years of sexual abuse, including rape.

The lawsuit said he forced her to have sex with male prostitutes while he filmed them. The suit was settled the day after it was filed.

Another of Combs’ accusers is a woman who claims he raped her two decades ago when she was 17-years-old.

Combs has denied all the allegations.

In a statement in December, he described the claims as “sickening” and said his accusers were “looking for a quick payday”.

“Let me be absolutely clear: I did not do any of the awful things being alleged. I will fight for my name, my family and for the truth,” he said.

A representative for Combs did not immediately respond to Sky News’ request for comment.

Combs is among the most influential hip hop producers and executives of the past three decades.

Formerly known as Puff Daddy, he built one of hip-hop’s biggest empires, blazing a trail with several entities attached to his name.

He is the founder of Bad Boy Records and a three-time Grammy winner who has worked with several top-tier artists including Notorious BIG, Mary J Blige, Usher, Lil Kim, Faith Evans and 112.

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