Sean 'Diddy' Combs lawyer blasts raids on home as 'gross' show of force

Sean 'Diddy' Combs' legal team has insisted the raids on his homes this week were an "excessive show of force".



Sean 'Diddy' Combs' lawyers have responded to the raids
Sean 'Diddy' Combs' lawyers have responded to the raids

Sean 'Diddy' Combs' lawyer has described the raids on the rapper's homes as an "excessive show of force and hostility".

The 54-year-old star's legal team has responded after the musician's properties in Los Angeles and Miami were raided by Homeland Security amid an ongoing sex trafficking and sexual assault investigation against the star.

In a statement, Combs' lawyer said: "Yesterday, there was a gross overuse of military-level force as search warrants were executed at Mr. Combs’ residences.

"There is no excuse for the excessive show of force and hostility exhibited by authorities or the way his children and employees were treated.

"Mr. Combs was never detained but spoke to and cooperated with authorities. Despite media speculation, neither Mr. Combs nor any of his family members have been arrested nor has their ability to travel been restricted in any way."

The raid comes amid the mounting lawsuits recently filed against Bad Boy Records founder Combs including allegations of assault and human trafficking – all of which have been denied by the entertainer.

It's not yet known whether Combs was the target of the investigation.

However, his team has now described the raids as "nothing more than a witch hunt".

They continued: "This unprecedented ambush — paired with an advanced, coordinated media presence — leads to a premature rush to judgment of Mr. Combs and is nothing more than a witch hunt based on meritless accusations made in civil lawsuits.

“There has been no finding of criminal or civil liability with any of these allegations. Mr. Combs is innocent and will continue to fight every single day to clear his name.”

FOX11 had broadcast the moment a number of individuals were handcuffed by armed officers after police arrived at the LA home on a boat.

Combs was not at either property when the raids took place.

A spokesperson for Homeland Security told ABC7 on Monday (25.03.24): "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."