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Diddy calls the home raids and sex trafficking probe a ‘witch hunt’

Diddy’s attorney vehemently denounces the raid and federal probe as a ‘witch hunt’
Sean "Diddy" Combs (Photo credit: Bang Media)

Diddy is firing back at the U.S. government that authorized the armed raid by federal agents at his home on Monday, March 25.

The raid was reportedly spawned by multiple accusations of sex trafficking, sexual harassment, physical abuse, rampant drug use, and other alleged crimes outlined in numerous civil lawsuits filed in recent months. However, the U.S. Attorney’s Office requested a search warrant in the Southern District of New York.

The actual raids on Diddy’s mansions in the Holmby Hills section of Los Angeles and the South Beach area of metro Miami were carried out by the Department of Homeland Security.

According to Sean “Diddy” Combs’ attorney, Aaron Dyer, the feds unnecessarily busted into the homes with guns drawn and recklessly ransacked Diddy’s homes. Moreover, the agents frightened Diddy’s children and staff during an operation that amounted to what Dyer calls a “witch hunt.”

“Yesterday, there was a gross overuse of military-level force as search warrants were executed at Mr. Combs’ residences,” Dyer told TMZ. “There is no excuse for the excessive show of force and hostility exhibited by authorities or the way his children and employees were treated.”

Dyer told the entertainment publication that Combs was neither arrested nor charged with any crime.

“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,” Dyer said.

“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.”

The attorney concluded his interview by assuring Diddy would be vindicated of all the accusations lobbed at the Bad Boy boss when the case was dismissed or adjudicated.

“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.”

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