Federal Prosecutors Preparing to bring Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs’ Accusers before Grand Jury

In the month of March, law enforcement officials conducted searches at Diddy's residences located in Los Angeles and Miami.

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A former federal prosecutor is considering using the cases involving R. Kelly, Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell as a blueprint, for potentially prosecuting Diddy, whose properties underwent searches earlier this year.

Elizabeth Geddes, who has 15 years of experience in the field and was involved in investigating and prosecuting Kelly in New York is mentioned in a article by Cheyenne Roundtree and Nancy Dillon for Rolling Stone. The article, which took six months to put draws insights from interviews with individuals ranging from Diddy’s former acquaintances to past employees.

The searches conducted at Diddy’s residences in Los Angeles and Miami back in March, which saw involvement from officials of Homeland Security Investigations are suspected to be linked to an inquiry into sex trafficking and racketeering. Geddes mentioned that charges related to sex trafficking could be brought independently or as part of a racketeering case down the line.

“Sex trafficking is certainly a potential component of a pattern of racketeering, or it could be charged on its own,” Geddes told RS. “The indictments of R. Kelly, Jeffrey Epstein, and Ghislaine Maxwell—high-profile individuals who long evaded real accountability by law enforcement—offer prosecutors a playbook for a possible prosecution of Sean Combs.”

While Diddy has not faced charges yet he has been accused of assault in legal cases, including an incident involving his ex partner Cassie that was swiftly resolved last year. CNN later aired surveillance footage from 2016 showing Diddy assaulting Cassie at a hotel, in Los Angeles. Following the release of the footage both Diddy and Cassie issued statements.

“My behavior on that video is inexcusable,” Diddy said in a video shared to social media. “I take full responsibility for my actions in that video. I’m disgusted. I was disgusted then when I did it, I’m disgusted now.”

Diddy, represented by counsel had previously denied all allegations against him including those raised in the lawsuit filed by Rodney “Lil Rod” Jones Jr. Similarly Cassie released a statement expressing gratitude for the support she has received and offering words of encouragement to others facing times.

“I offer my hand to those that are still living in fear,” Cassie posted on Instagram last week. “Reach out to your people, don’t cut them off. No one should carry this weight alone.”

The Los Angeles County District Attorneys Office mentioned that they cannot pursue action concerning the 2016 video due, to the passage of time making it too late to file assault charges.