Federal agents search rapper Sean “P-Diddy’s

Rapper P.Diddy whose home was searched by the federal homeland security.

Federal agents searched rapper Sean “Diddy” Combs’ California and Florida homes on Monday, multiple news outlets reported, as the rapper and producer faces mounting legal trouble over allegations of rape, trafficking and sexual abuse—though the purpose of Monday’s raids remains unclear.

Federal Homeland Security Investigations agents conducted the raids on Monday with assistance from agents in Miami and Los Angeles, as well as local law enforcement, according to a DHS statement obtained by multiple Los Angeles outlets.

The raid in California reportedly took place in the affluent Holmby Hills neighborhood, where Combs, previously known as Puff Daddy and P. Diddy, purchased a home for $40 million in 2014.

The purpose of the raids isn’t clear, but NBC reported Combs is under federal investigation on sex trafficking and other allegations. Combs was accused of rape, sexual assault and trafficking in a December lawsuit filed in federal District Court in New York by an anonymous plaintiff listed as Jane Doe.

Combs denied the allegations, telling Forbes at the time he “did not do any of the awful things being alleged.” That suit, which lists his music company, Bad Boy Entertainment, and former Bad Boy Records president Harve Pierre as co-defendants, accuses Combs, Pierre and an unnamed third assailant of having “gang raped” the plaintiff in 2003, when she was 17 years old, and taking her on a jet from Detroit to New York City.

That suit was the fourth sexual assault case against Combs in a matter of months. The three-time Grammy Award winner was also accused of sexual assault, trafficking and rape in a $30 million suit filed by singer Casandra Ventura—that suit was settled for an undisclosed sum.

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