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Mother of Justin Combs shares footage of raid at Diddy’s home, denounces “militarized force”

Misa Hylton, the mother of Justin Combs and an ex-girlfriend of Sean “Diddy” Combs, posted a video and statement on Instagram on Tuesday criticizing the “militarized force used” during last week’s law enforcement raid from the music mogul’s Los Angeles mansion.

“The overzealous and overtly militarized force used against my sons Justin and Christian is deplorable,” Hylton wrote. “If these were the sons of a non-black celebrity, they would not have been treated with the same aggression. The attempt to humiliate and terrorize these young, innocent BLACK MEN is despicable!”

Sean Combs’ homes in Los Angeles and Miami were raided by Homeland Security Investigations agents and other law enforcement officers as part of an ongoing sex trafficking investigation, reports confirmed. American officials on March 25.

Hylton’s video showed three armored vehicles arriving at the hip-hop mogul’s residence and at least a dozen heavily armed officers entering the home. A police officer appears to turn a security camera toward the ground.

In Hylton’s video, which appears to have been edited to combine different angles of security camera footage, officers are seen handcuffing Justin and his brother Christian “King” Combs, 26, while what looks like a drone flies around of the residence.

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Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) vehicles were parked outside the Star Island home of Sean “Diddy” Combs Monday afternoon. The island is a neighborhood in Miami Beach, Florida.

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“Enough is enough!” Hylton wrote. “Did Justin need multiple gun laser beams pointed at his chest?? Did Christian need a gun pointed at the back of his head while he was handcuffed in lively situations?? “

Hylton said his son’s attorney is investigating whether the force used by law enforcement was excessive. “We will fight for justice using every resource imaginable. I am not on the side of propaganda!!!!!” she wrote.

In a statement released a day after the raids, a lawyer representing Sean Combs called the raids a “gross overuse of military force,” adding that there was no excuse for “the hostility shown by the authorities or the how his children and his employees were treated.”

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A Homeland Security Investigations vehicle is seen outside the home of Sean “Diddy” Combs in Los Angeles on March 25, 2024.

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“Mr. Combs was never arrested but has spoken and cooperated with authorities. Despite media speculation, neither Mr. Combs nor any member of his family has been arrested and their ability to travel has not been restricted in any way,” attorney Aaron Dyer said. , wrote in the press release. “This unprecedented ambush, coupled with an advanced and coordinated media presence, is leading to a premature rush to judgment against Mr. Combs and is nothing more than a witch hunt based on baseless accusations made within the framework “There has been no finding of criminal prosecution or civil liability for any of these allegations. Mr. Combs is innocent and will continue to fight every day to clear his name.

Combs has faced several sexual assault allegations in recent months, including accusations of sexual abuse from two women, which he denied, in November last year. He settled a separate trial with singer Cassiealso last year, which contained allegations of rape and physical abuse.

Another woman in December 2023 accused Combs and two other men of gang raping her in 2003 when she was 17, according to civil court documents filed in the United States District Court, Southern District of New York. In response to the allegations, Combs wrote on social media: “Let me be absolutely clear: I did not do any of the horrible things alleged. I will fight for my name, my family and for the truth. »

In February, a male music producer filed a lawsuit claiming Combs sexually assaulted him and forced him to have sex with prostitutes. In response, Combs’ attorney Shawn Holley said they had “indisputable evidence that his claims were complete lies.”

“We will examine these wild allegations in court and take all appropriate action against those who make them,” Holley added.


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