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    Anyone else following the reports of the raids on Sean “Diddy” Combs homes in Los Angeles and Miami by Homeland Security investigating charges of sex trafficking? And these weren't your typical raids. They came loaded for bear launching the raids from both land and sea by scores of heavily armed officers. It looked like what you'd see in a war zone.

    Source: Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs’ L.A., Miami homes raided in sex-trafficking inquiry, sources say


    Homeland Security agents conducted searches of Holmby Hills and Miami mansions owned by Sean “Diddy” Combs on Monday as part of a federal inquiry into sex trafficking allegations involving the hip-hop and liquor mogul, law enforcement sources said.

    The 17,000-square-foot mansion where Combs debuted his last album a year ago was flooded with Homeland Security Investigations agents, who served a search warrant and gathered evidence on behalf of an investigation being run by the prosecutors in the Southern District of New York, according to law enforcement officials familiar with the inquiry.

    “Earlier today, Homeland Security Investigations 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,” an HSI spokesman said in a statement.

    Two of Combs’ sons were briefly detained on the Holmby Hills property as agents searched the mansion in footage captured by FOX11 Los Angeles.

    Shawn Holley, an attorney for Combs, did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

    A hip-hop star turned entrepreneur, Combs has become the focus of sexual assault and sex trafficking allegations in the last year. The raid is the latest and most serious threat to his gilded lifestyle.

    Four female plaintiffs have filed civil lawsuits against Combs accusing him of rape, sex trafficking a minor, assault and a litany of other alleged abuses, imperiling his empire and sending shock waves through the music industry.

    Combs, 54, amassed his fortune first as a hip-hop producer, artist and founder of Bad Boy Entertainment, the label that launched the career of the late Notorious B.I.G., among others. He later added lucrative fashion and liquor companies to his ventures, most notably Sean John and CÓroc vodka.

    His former girlfriend Casandra Ventura, the singer known as Cassie, accused him of rape and repeated physical assaults, and said he forced her to have sex with male prostitutes in front of him. Joi Dickerson-Neal accused Combs in a suit of drugging and raping her in 1991, recording the attack and then distributing the footage without her consent.

    Liza Gardner filed a third suit in which she claimed Combs and Guy singer Aaron Hall sexually assaulted her. Hall could not be reached for comment.

    Another lawsuit alleges Combs and former Bad Boy label president Harve Pierre gang-raped and sex-trafficked a 17-year-old girl. Pierre said in a statement the allegations were “disgusting,” “false” and a “desperate attempt for financial gain.”

    After the filing of the fourth suit, Combs wrote on Instagram, “Enough is enough. For the last couple of weeks, I have sat silently and watched people try to assassinate my character, destroy my reputation and my legacy. Sickening allegations have been made against me by individuals looking for a quick payday. Let me be absolutely clear: I did not do any of the awful things being alleged. I will fight for my name, my family and for the truth.”

    A source familiar with HSI’s criminal inquiry said investigators have interviewed some of the people tied to the sex-trafficking allegations in the lawsuits against Combs.

    Combs’ legal problems extend beyond the rape allegations. Last month, producer Rodney “Lil Rod” Jones filed a federal lawsuit against Combs accusing the embattled media mogul of sexually harassing and threatening him for more than a year.

    Jones, whose lawsuit also named Diddy’s son Justin Dior Combs, alleged that he was “the victim of constant unsolicited and unauthorized groping and [sexual] touching” by the elder Combs and was “uncomfortable with Mr. Combs’ advances.” When he expressed his complaints to Diddy’s chief of staff, the lawsuit claims, he was told, “You know, Sean will be Sean.”

    He also alleged that Combs tried to groom him into engaging in sex with a fellow producer. Jones further alleged that Combs provided him with footage of people involved in sexual activity at Combs’ home, which Jones believed was procured through hidden cameras throughout the properties.

    “Mr. Combs possesses compromising footage of every person that has attended his freak-off parties, and his house parties,” the lawsuit alleged. “Upon information and belief, due to this treasure trove of evidence he has in his possession, Mr. Combs believes that he is above the law and is untouchable.” Holley, in the wake of the lawsuit, called the allegations untruthful.

    On Monday, Douglas Wigdor, a lawyer for Cassie Ventura and another, unnamed plaintiff, said in response to reports of a search warrant issued on Combs: “We will always support law enforcement when it seeks to prosecute those that have violated the law. Hopefully, this is the beginning of a process that will hold Mr. Combs responsible for his depraved conduct.”

    Combs has a long history of run-ins with the law. in 1999, Combs was charged with assaulting an Interscope Records executive and pleaded guilty to harassment.

    Later that same year, after a shooting in a Manhattan nightclub where Combs was partying with then-girlfriend Jennifer Lopez and Bad Boy artist Shyne, Combs was charged with gun possession and bribery charges. He was acquitted, but Shyne was sentenced to 10 years in prison for first-degree assault in the shooting.

    In 2003, a former Bad Boy Entertainment president sued Combs, alleging that in 1996 his former partner threatened him — with a baseball bat in hand — into signing over his shares of the company. An appeals court dismissed the suit in 2006, ruling that the statute of limitations had expired.

    In her lawsuit, Ventura alleges that Combs told her in 2012 he was going to blow up the car of rap artist Kid Cudi, suspecting that Ventura and Cudi were dating. The suit alleges, “Around that time, Kid Cudi’s car exploded in his driveway.” (Cudi told the New York Times through his publicist, “This is all true.”)

    In 2015, Combs was arrested after allegedly attacking his son Justin’s UCLA football strength and conditioning coach with a kettlebell weight. He was never convicted of a crime in connection with that incident.

    In a 2019 interview, Gina Huynh, Combs’ former girlfriend of five years, said that during one incident in Miami, he “stomped on my stomach really hard — like, took the wind out of my breath.... I couldn’t breathe. He kept hitting me. I was pleading to him, ‘Can you just stop? I can’t breathe.’”



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    This is starting to look like it'll be bigger than the Bill Cosby case.





    I'm always still in trouble again

    "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
    "Overall I would rate the withdrawal from Afghanistan as by far the best thing Biden's done" --Starlight
    "Of course, human life begins at fertilization that’s not the argument." --Tassman

  • #2
    The thing I find most striking is that this is in response to civil suits. Is that the new go-to for New York when they want to target somebody?

    Though I suppose based on what evidence they were able to collect, he may end up facing criminal charges.
    Some may call me foolish, and some may call me odd
    But I'd rather be a fool in the eyes of man
    Than a fool in the eyes of God


    From "Fools Gold" by Petra

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post
      The thing I find most striking is that this is in response to civil suits. Is that the new go-to for New York when they want to target somebody?

      Though I suppose based on what evidence they were able to collect, he may end up facing criminal charges.
      It’s not that striking if you understand the circumstances. Filing a lawsuit never makes sense if the person you're suing isn't going to be able to pay you if you end up winning in court. Four people corroborating the same treatment will garner a strong response.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by whag View Post

        It’s not that striking if you understand the circumstances. Filing a lawsuit never makes sense if the person you're suing isn't going to be able to pay you if you end up winning in court. Four people corroborating the same treatment will garner a strong response.
        Dude is worth between $800 million to a billion.

        I'm always still in trouble again

        "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
        "Overall I would rate the withdrawal from Afghanistan as by far the best thing Biden's done" --Starlight
        "Of course, human life begins at fertilization that’s not the argument." --Tassman

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        • #5
          Never heard of the guy. Rapper I am guessing, by the dumb nickname (diddy)?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Sparko View Post
            Never heard of the guy. Rapper I am guessing, by the dumb nickname (diddy)?
            Comes from his original stage nickname "Puff Daddy," which kinda morphed into "Puff Diddy" and "P Diddy" and finally just "Diddy."

            So I guess "Diddy" is just a mispronunciation of "Daddy"

            I'm always still in trouble again

            "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
            "Overall I would rate the withdrawal from Afghanistan as by far the best thing Biden's done" --Starlight
            "Of course, human life begins at fertilization that’s not the argument." --Tassman

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            • #7
              Originally posted by rogue06 View Post
              Comes from his original stage nickname "Puff Daddy," which kinda morphed into "Puff Diddy" and "P Diddy" and finally just "Diddy."

              So I guess "Diddy" is just a mispronunciation of "Daddy"
              You know way too much about him....Have many of his CDs?
              Atheism is the cult of death, the death of hope. The universe is doomed, you are doomed, the only thing that remains is to await your execution...

              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jbnueb2OI4o&t=3s

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              • #8
                Some of these rappers are gangsters, so maybe that's the explanation for what appears to be a military operation.

                Otherwise, it is the feds flexing its muscles again, showing Trump and any others it's not to be messed with. They'd love to do this to Mar-a-Lago.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by seer View Post

                  You know way too much about him....Have many of his CDs?
                  Not a single one. While he has some hit songs his main claim to fame (and fortune) is as a music producer and executive.

                  I'm always still in trouble again

                  "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
                  "Overall I would rate the withdrawal from Afghanistan as by far the best thing Biden's done" --Starlight
                  "Of course, human life begins at fertilization that’s not the argument." --Tassman

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by rogue06 View Post
                    Not a single one. While he has some hit songs his main claim to fame (and fortune) is as a music producer and executive.
                    I have no idea...I have seen his face though...
                    Atheism is the cult of death, the death of hope. The universe is doomed, you are doomed, the only thing that remains is to await your execution...

                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jbnueb2OI4o&t=3s

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by rogue06 View Post
                      Comes from his original stage nickname "Puff Daddy," which kinda morphed into "Puff Diddy" and "P Diddy" and finally just "Diddy."

                      So I guess "Diddy" is just a mispronunciation of "Daddy"
                      "puff daddy" sounds familiar.

                      But I can't stand hip hop/rap so I still don't know who he is other than a rapper who used to be named puff daddy.



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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Sparko View Post

                        "puff daddy" sounds familiar.

                        But I can't stand hip hop/rap so I still don't know who he is other than a rapper who used to be named puff daddy.

                        You just be jealous 'cuz you can't bust a tight rhyme.

                        I'm always still in trouble again

                        "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
                        "Overall I would rate the withdrawal from Afghanistan as by far the best thing Biden's done" --Starlight
                        "Of course, human life begins at fertilization that’s not the argument." --Tassman

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Ronson View Post
                          Some of these rappers are gangsters, so maybe that's the explanation for what appears to be a military operation.

                          Otherwise, it is the feds flexing its muscles again, showing Trump and any others it's not to be messed with. They'd love to do this to Mar-a-Lago.
                          I just find it curious that the federal government unleashed an army on this guy in response to civil suits. Was this the mother of all fishing expeditions because they suspected he was guilty of more but didn't have the evidence to prove it?
                          Some may call me foolish, and some may call me odd
                          But I'd rather be a fool in the eyes of man
                          Than a fool in the eyes of God


                          From "Fools Gold" by Petra

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by rogue06 View Post
                            You just be jealous 'cuz you can't bust a tight rhyme.
                            I have MIcrosoft Co-Pilot do such drudgery for me.


                            Yo, yo, check it out, here's a tale that's true,
                            'Bout a man named Rogue06 and his squirrel crew.
                            With bacon in hand, he's the leader of the pack,
                            Ninja squirrels on the move, ready to attack.

                            (Beat kicks in)

                            Verse 1:
                            In the heart of the woods, where the shadows play,
                            Rogue06 stands tall, night and day.
                            Bacon grease shines, it's the signal they heed,
                            Squirrel ninjas assemble, moving with speed.

                            Chorus:
                            Rogue06, oh, he's got that plan,
                            Leading his army, like no other man.
                            With a flip and a kick, and a bacon strip,
                            His ninja squirrels are equipped for the trip.

                            Verse 2:
                            Some say he's crazy, some say he's insane,
                            But in his world, he's got the ultimate reign.
                            Squirrels in formation, they're ready to roll,
                            With Rogue06, they're on patrol.

                            Chorus:
                            Rogue06, with his bacon delight,
                            His ninja squirrels leap from incredible height.
                            They're swift, they're silent, they're ready to fight,
                            Under the moon's soft and silver light.

                            Bridge:
                            So here's to the man with the wildest dreams,
                            Where nothing is ever quite as it seems.
                            With his squirrel army and bacon in hand,
                            He's the undisputed ruler of the land.

                            Outro:
                            So let's give it up for Rogue06 and friends,
                            Their adventures and antics, they never end.
                            In a world of fantasy, fun, and sun,
                            The bacon sizzles, and the squirrels run.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Sparko View Post

                              I have MIcrosoft Co-Pilot do such drudgery for me.


                              Yo, yo, check it out, here's a tale that's true,
                              'Bout a man named Rogue06 and his squirrel crew.
                              With bacon in hand, he's the leader of the pack,
                              Ninja squirrels on the move, ready to attack.

                              (Beat kicks in)

                              Verse 1:
                              In the heart of the woods, where the shadows play,
                              Rogue06 stands tall, night and day.
                              Bacon grease shines, it's the signal they heed,
                              Squirrel ninjas assemble, moving with speed.

                              Chorus:
                              Rogue06, oh, he's got that plan,
                              Leading his army, like no other man.
                              With a flip and a kick, and a bacon strip,
                              His ninja squirrels are equipped for the trip.

                              Verse 2:
                              Some say he's crazy, some say he's insane,
                              But in his world, he's got the ultimate reign.
                              Squirrels in formation, they're ready to roll,
                              With Rogue06, they're on patrol.

                              Chorus:
                              Rogue06, with his bacon delight,
                              His ninja squirrels leap from incredible height.
                              They're swift, they're silent, they're ready to fight,
                              Under the moon's soft and silver light.

                              Bridge:
                              So here's to the man with the wildest dreams,
                              Where nothing is ever quite as it seems.
                              With his squirrel army and bacon in hand,
                              He's the undisputed ruler of the land.

                              Outro:
                              So let's give it up for Rogue06 and friends,
                              Their adventures and antics, they never end.
                              In a world of fantasy, fun, and sun,
                              The bacon sizzles, and the squirrels run.
                              Those rhymes are about as loose as a goose (see what I did here).

                              Let an old white guy show you how its done... From something back when Paris Hilton got sentenced to jail for her DWIs...

                              It's not the lot of the hot to rot on a cot.

                              Five rhymes in a still coherent 12 word sentence. That's close to every other word. [*Assumes a buffalo stance*]

                              I'm always still in trouble again

                              "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
                              "Overall I would rate the withdrawal from Afghanistan as by far the best thing Biden's done" --Starlight
                              "Of course, human life begins at fertilization that’s not the argument." --Tassman

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