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Sex trafficking: authorities search 2 properties owned by rapper Diddy

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In recent months, several lawsuits have been filed against Sean Combs, known as Diddy, for alleged sexual assaults. In November, the rapper responded to the accusations, ensuring that he did not do “any of the horrible things that are being alleged.”

Jordan Strauss

Two properties of rap music artist Sean Combs, known as ‘Diddy’, were the target of searches in Los Angeles and Miami this Monday, as part of an investigation into sex trafficking, two police agents revealed to the Associated Press.

The searches were carried out by federal agents from the Homeland Security and Investigations office as part of an investigation by federal authorities in New York and It was not clarified whether the artist was directly targeted by the investigation.

The agents were not authorized to reveal details publicly and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.

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In a statement, the Homeland Security and Investigations (HSI) office said only that it “performed law enforcement actions as part of an ongoing investigation, with the support of HSI Los Angeles, HSI Miami and other local law enforcement partners.” .

A spokesman for the U.S. attorney in Manhattan declined to comment, and messages were sent to Combs’ lawyers and other representatives, which received no response.

In recent months, several lawsuits were opened against the artist for alleged sexual assaults.

In November, ‘Diddy’ reacted to the accusations in a statement, ensuring that he did “none of the horrible things that are being alleged”.

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Artist’s career

Formerly known as Puff Daddy, Combs is one of the most influential hip-hop producers and artists of the last three decades and built one of the largest empires linked to this musical genre with several entities linked to his name.

He is the founder of Bad Boy Records and three-time Grammy winnerhaving worked with several other renowned artists, such as Notorious BIG, Mary J. Blige, Usher, Lil Kim, Faith Evans and 112.

He also created the clothing line Sean Johnlaunched the music channel Revolt TV and produced the reality show Making the Band for MTV.

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