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Diddy home raid footage leaked by ex-girlfriend who slams federal agents for ‘terrorising’ their sons

Diddy’s homes in LA and Miami were raided on 25 March in connection to a federal sex trafficking investigation

Graig Graziosi,Katie Hawkinson,Mike Bedigan
Wednesday 03 April 2024 22:00
New video shows moment FBI breach Diddy’s home and handcuff sons

Sean “Diddy” Combs ex-girlfriend Misa Hylton shared security footage of the raid on the rapper’s Los Angeles home as she slammed federal agents for “terrorising” their sons.

Ms Hylton is the mother of Diddy’s sons Justin Combs, 30, and his brother Christian “King” Combs, 26, who were both handcuffed by agents during the 25 March raid, carried out in connection to a federal sex trafficking investigation.

On 2 April, she took to Instagram to post video of the raid and blasted the “overzealous and overtly militarized force” used that day.

“[The force] used against my sons Justin and Christian is deplorable. If these were the sons of a non-Black celebrity, they would not have been handled with the same aggression,” she wrote. “The attempt to humiliate and terrorize these innocent young BLACK MEN is despicable!”

Diddy has also described the actions of agents as a “gross overuse of military-level force” and insisted he is innocent of any wrongdoing, as he faces a growing number of lawsuits including for sexual abuse.

This comes as a victim of the infamous 1999 Club New York shooting spoke out to reveal the extreme lengths she will go to prove Diddy was her attacker.

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Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs spotted in Florida over Easter weekend

Sean “Diddy” Combs has been reportedly spotted several times in south Florida during the Easter weekend, despite a major raid on his exclusive Star Island mansion just days before.

Combs was seen interacting with fans at the Pura Vida restaurant near First Street and Washington Avenue on Friday and riding a bicycle near his property.

Earlier on Friday, he was reportedly spotted at a Top Golf location in Sweetwater.

On Monday his properties in Los Angeles and Miami were raided by officials from US Homeland Security. Combs described the actions of HSI agents as a “gross overuse of military-level force”.

Sean ‘Puffy’ Combs at the MTV Europe Music Awards in 1999 (Getty Images)
Mike Bedigan31 March 2024 21:02
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Watch: Diddy raided: Attorney says Sean Combs is innocent

Diddy raided: Attorney says Sean Combs is innocent
Mike Bedigan31 March 2024 22:30
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Cuba Gooding Jr accused of sexual assault in Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs lawsuit

Just hours after federal agents raided Diddy’s homes, Rodney “lil Rod” Jones filed an amendment to his case accusing actor Cuba Gooding, known for his films Boyz N the Hood and Jerry Maguire, of sexual assault.

The music producer said Mr Gooding sexually harassed and assaulted him after being “groomed” and then “passed off” by Diddy to the actor.

“Cuba Gooding Jr began touching, groping, and fondling Mr Jones’ legs, his upper inner thighs near his groin, the small of his back near his buttocks, and his shoulders,” the amendment to the lawsuit stated.

The Independent has previously contacted Mr Gooding’s representatives for comment.

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Mike Bedigan1 April 2024 00:02
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In pictures: US Homeland Security raids on Diddy’s properties

Sexual Misconduct Diddy (Copyright 2024 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
Sexual Misconduct Diddy (Copyright 2024 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)
Sexual Misconduct Diddy (Copyright 2024 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)
Mike Bedigan1 April 2024 02:00
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Recap: What we know about the raids on Diddy’s homes

Homes belonging to Sean “Diddy” Combs in Los Angeles and Miami were raided by officials from US Homeland Security on Monday 25 March in connection to a federal sex trafficking investigation.

The music mogul has issued one public statement via lawyers, but has kept a low public profile since the incident.

Here’s what you need to know:

Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs’ homes have been raided by US law enforcement. Here’s what we know

The rapper and music mogul has faced a string of varying accusations over the past six months. Mike Bedigan and Katie Hawkinson report

Mike Bedigan1 April 2024 03:00
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A swimming pool, chandeliers and dusty fireplaces: Inside Diddy’s abandoned Atlanta mansion

The kitchen counters are covered in dust; a crystal chandelier hangs from the ceiling, coated in cobwebs. Around the huge rooms, furniture and pieces of decor sit in various states of disrepair.

This is the abandoned Atlanta mansion once owned by music mogul Sean “P Diddy” Combs, who is back in the spotlight after two of his properties were raided by US Homeland Security this week.

The Bad Boy Entertainment founder bought the eight-bedroom, 16-bathroom home – which was built in 1987 – for $2.6m (£2m) from HJ Newton in 2003, and has never spoken about why he left it empty for so many years.

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Eerie photos show Diddy’s abandoned Atlanta mansion

Eerie photos taken by an urban explorer in 2022 show how the sprawling property was left empty after the music mogul purchased it for $2.6m in 2003

Mike Bedigan1 April 2024 05:00
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Prince Harry named in $30m Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs sexual assault lawsuit

The Duke of Sussex has been named in a $30m (£24m) lawsuit against Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, in which the rapper is accused of sex trafficking and sexual abuse.

Combs, who faces a litany of sexual assault allegations, is said to have drawn guests to his infamous parties through his VIP associations with “celebrities such as famous athletes, political figures, artists, musicians and international dignitaries like British Royal, Prince Harry”, according to the legal notice.

The 73-page lawsuit was filed last month by record producer Rodney Jones, and accuses the billionaire of being a serial sex abuser.

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Why was Prince Harry named in $30m Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs sexual assault lawsuit

The billionaire rapper is facing four lawsuits alleging sex trafficking and abuse

Mike Bedigan1 April 2024 07:00
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WATCH: Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs' mansion completely trashed after being raided by feds.

Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs' mansion completely trashed after being raided by feds.
Mike Bedigan1 April 2024 09:00
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Diddy posts on social media for first time since federal raids

Sean “Diddy” Combs has posted on social media for the first time since the raids on his homes in Miami and Los Angeles.

On 25 March, his mansions were raided by federal agents from US Homeland Security in connection to a federal sex trafficking investigation. Diddy described the actions of agents as a “gross overuse of military-level force” and insisted he is innocent of any wrongdoing.

Diddy took to Instagram for the first time since the raids on Sunday, sharing a series of photos of his toddler daughter.

“HAPPY EASTER from Baby Love,” he captioned the post.

The rapper made no mention of the current firestorm.

Rachel Sharp1 April 2024 10:50
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Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs breaks silence after home raids: ‘A gross overuse of military-level force’

Sean “Diddy” Combs has broken his silence following raids on two of his homes, describing the actions of US Homeland Security agents as a “gross overuse of military-level force”.

Lawyers for the rapper and music mogul said there was “no excuse” for the “hostility” shown by authorities towards Combs’ children and staff members at the two properties.

The raids occurred on Monday at the hip-hop star’s mansion in the Holmby Hills area of Los Angeles, California, and his Miami Beach home on Star Island, in Florida.

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Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs breaks silence after home raids: ‘A gross overuse of force’

The raids on the homes in Los Angeles and Miami were carried out by US Homeland Security agents

Mike Bedigan1 April 2024 11:30

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