USi investigators searched the homes of rapper Sean “Diddy” Combs (“Bad Boy for Life,” “I'll Be Missing You”) in California and Florida.

At the request of US broadcaster CNN, the Homeland Security Investigations Agency (HSI) confirmed Monday's raids in Los Angeles and Miami. Nothing was disclosed about the background. HSI investigators report to the US Department of Homeland Security.

Allegations of sexual violence

In recent months, the rapper has been accused of sexual violence. Producer Rodney “Lil Rod” Jones, who worked with Combs on her Grammy-nominated record “The Love Album: Off the Grid,” filed the lawsuit in February in New York federal court.

She accuses the 54-year-old of sexually harassing her, using drugs and threatening her for more than a year. Combs, one of the most successful representatives of the hip-hop industry who also works as a record producer, actor and other business lines, had his legal team dismiss the claims as lies.

Lawsuits against Combs

In December 2023, an unnamed woman filed a lawsuit accusing Combs and two other men of drugging and raping her when she was 17 in 2003 at the rapper's New York studio.

Combs was previously sued by three women, including his ex-girlfriend, singer Cassie, who accused the rapper of sexual abuse, rape, intimidation and physical violence during their relationship, among other things. Combs got engaged to Cassie in November.

Douglas Wigdor, a lawyer for Cassie and the other unnamed woman, responded to reports of the raids on Monday with a statement made available to the German Press Agency. In it, he expressed hope that Combs would be held accountable for his “reprehensible behavior.”