Sunday, April 14, 2024

Diddy Downfall: Homeland Security Raids Sean Combs Homes Looking for Evidence of Sex Trafficking


Homeland Security raided Sean Diddy Combs’s estates in Los Angeles and Miami today. At one point they handcuffed his sons. The Feds are looking for evidence of sex trafficking and any record of Combs drugging or holding women against their will.

It’s been coming for months, since Combs’s girlfriend Cassie sued him for a variety of claims including sex trafficking, human trafficking, sexual battery, sexual assault, and gender-motivated violence. The lawsuit — which was settled out of court — alleged rape, battery, and forced sex acts with male sex workers.

Other women have emerged since then with similar claims, and so did a male producer. In the meantime Combs has lost all of his endorsements and has become a social pariah. He was encouraged to stay away from all Grammy activities this winter, and he obliged.

Things have not gone well for the once high flying record executive and entrepreneur. Macy’s dropped his Sean John line of clothing. His “Love” album was a huge dud sales wise.

What’s next? It’s obvious the Feds are building toward an arrest. A trial would follow, on the level of R Kelly, Michael Jackson, or OJ Simpson. For those of us who’ve known Puff Daddy since he first emerged 30 years ago, this is a stunning turn of events.

More to come…

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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