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Sean 'Diddy' Combs Lawyer Breaks Silence on Rapper’s Home Raids - Los Angeles + Miami

By The Big Magazine Staff

Diddy's Los Angeles and Miami homes have been raided by the FBI. Video has been released showing several individuals being handcuffed after armed officers pulled up to the Los Angeles home on a boat. Including Diddy’s sons. Both Justin, 30, and King, 25, were placed in cuffs earlier that day as the Department of Homeland Security swept the mansion. They briefly returned to his Los Angeles mansion for some of their belongings, just hours after they were led out of the residence in handcuffs during a raid by federal agents.

A representative for Homeland Security said in a statement: "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."

Last year, Combs was accused of rape and severe physical abuse by his ex-girlfriend Casandra Ventura, the singer Cassie. The damaging lawsuit filed by Ventura alleges that he abused her for more than 10 years, until the relationship ended in 2018. Combs has denied the allegations, accusing his former flame of trying to extort him – his lawyer said the claims were “offensive and outrageous.”

Cassie is speaking out through her lawyer in response to her ex Sean “Diddy” Combs‘ homes being raided by federal agents.

Multiple homes owned by the 54-year-old music mogul were raided amid sex trafficking allegations brought against him in recent months from various plaintiffs.

There have been multiple allegations in several civil suits against Diddy, including human trafficking, all of which he has denied. See every allegation his ex Cassie made in her suit.

Cassie released a statement through her lawyer in response to the raids.

“We will always support law enforcement when it seeks to prosecute those that have violated the law,” lawyer Douglas Wigdor said in a statement to Good Morning America. “Hopefully, this is the beginning of a process that will hold Mr. Combs responsible for his depraved conduct.”

Sean Combs, who has cycled through various stage names, specifically Puff Daddy, P Diddy or simply, Diddy, is one of the richest men in music.

The American rapper, producer, record executive and entrepreneur knows how to rake in money as a minted member of the billionaire’s club. In 2022, 54-year-old Combs ranked highly in a list of the wealthiest male hip-hop artists, coming in at second place.

Father-of-seven Diddy is said to have a whopping net worth of $1billion and, according to Forbes, made $90million in 2022 alone. He was trumped to the top spot by fellow rap star and multi-hyphenate mogul Jay-Z, who wears a price tag of $1.5billion. Diddy began his career as a talent director at Uptown Records before founding his own record label, Bad Boy Records in 1993.

With three Grammy Awards and two MTV Music Video Awards to his name, he also helped cultivate artists such as the late Notorious B.I.G, Mary J Blige, and Usher. Combs continues to cash in with royalties from his sprawling Bad Boy catalogue but also plenty of bucks from his other enterprises, including the launch of his Sean John clothing line in 1998.

Most notable was his impressive beverage empire, particularly his partnership with Diageo’s Ciroc vodka, and his ownership in DeLeón tequila – co-founded with Diageo – and Aquahydrate alkaline water. However, in June, British drinks company Diageo ended its business relationship with Combs after he sued the firm, accusing it of neglecting his tequila brand due to his race. The firm announced it was severing ties while responding formally to the lawsuit, which it asked to be dismissed.

In November 2022, he pitched a $185million deal to buy cannabis retail stores and production facilities in New York, Illinois and Massachusetts from Cresco Labs and Columbia Care – this proposed plan collapsed in the summer.

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