LOS ANGELES (Diya TV) — Federal authorities executed search warrants at properties owned by rapper and record producer Sean “Diddy” Combs in Los Angeles and Miami, marking the onset of a federal investigation linked to allegations of sex trafficking and sexual assault.

Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) conducted the raids, seizing phones from Combs in Miami and conducting searches at his multi-million dollar mansion in the Holmby Hills neighborhood of West LA. The raids are part of an ongoing investigation by the Southern District of New York, with assistance from HSI offices in Los Angeles and Miami.

The investigation stems from allegations made by several individuals, including three women and one man, who have been interviewed by federal officials regarding sex trafficking, sexual assault, and the solicitation and distribution of illegal narcotics and firearms. Interviews with additional subjects are scheduled, indicating a widening scope of the inquiry.

In response to the raids, Combs’ attorney, Aaron Dyer, denied the allegations, dismissing them as “meritless accusations.” Dyer criticized the use of “military-level force” during the searches and emphasized that Combs was not detained but cooperated with authorities.

Separately, the investigation intersects with a lawsuit filed by music producer Rodney Jones, also known as Lil Rod, who accused Combs of sexual harassment and assault. The lawsuit alleges incidents of unwanted sexual touching and harassment during Combs’ yacht party in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Additionally, Combs faces allegations of sexual assault from other individuals, including teenagers at the time of the alleged incidents.

Combs has vehemently denied the allegations, labeling them as “sickening” and asserting his innocence. Despite the mounting legal challenges, Combs’ legal team remains steadfast in its defense, refuting the claims and condemning what they perceive as a “witch hunt” fueled by media speculation.