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Diddy's attorney responds to raids at hip-hop mogul's Los Angeles, Miami homes

An attorney for Sean "Diddy" Combs has responded to the raids that took place at his Los Angeles and Miami homes on Monday.

In a statement released on Tuesday, Combs' attorney, Aaron Dyer, called the search warrants an "unprecedented ambush" and a "witch hunt."

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"Yesterday, there was a gross overuse of military-level force as search warrants were executed at Mr. Combs' residences," Dyer began. "There is no excuse for the excessive show of force and hostility exhibited by authorities or the way his children and employees were treated. Mr. Combs was never detained but spoke to and cooperated with authorities."

PHOTO: In this Oct. 25, 2020, file photo, Sean 'Diddy' Combs attends the REVOLT & AT&T Summit in Los Angeles. (Scott Dudelson/Getty Images, FILE)
PHOTO: In this Oct. 25, 2020, file photo, Sean 'Diddy' Combs attends the REVOLT & AT&T Summit in Los Angeles. (Scott Dudelson/Getty Images, FILE)

"Despite media speculation, neither Mr. Combs nor any of his family members have been arrested nor has their ability to travel been restricted in any way," Dyer continued. "This unprecedented ambush -- paired with an advanced, coordinated media presence -- leads to a premature rush to judgment of Mr. Combs and is nothing more than a witch hunt based on meritless accusations made in civil lawsuits."

"There has been no finding of criminal or civil liability with any of these allegations," Dyer added. "Mr. Combs is innocent and will continue to fight every single day to clear his name."

Earlier Tuesday, law enforcement sources told ABC News that federal agents with Homeland Security Investigations seized a number of electronic devices as part of the court-authorized searches of Combs' two properties.

The searches, carried out in Los Angeles and Miami, were part of a federal sex trafficking investigation into the hip-hop and liquor mogul, the sources said.

HSI agents flooded Combs' mansions and gathered evidence as part of an investigation led by prosecutors with the Southern District of New York.

PHOTO: Homeland Security Investigation agents are seen at the entrance of US producer and musician Sean 'Diddy' Combs's home at Star Island in Miami Beach on March 25, 2024. (Giorgio Viera/AFP via Getty Images)
PHOTO: Homeland Security Investigation agents are seen at the entrance of US producer and musician Sean 'Diddy' Combs's home at Star Island in Miami Beach on March 25, 2024. (Giorgio Viera/AFP via Getty Images)

Four women have filed civil lawsuits against Combs accusing him of rape, sex trafficking and other alleged abuses. He has denied all allegations of sexual misconduct.

Several women have spoken with federal prosecutors in Manhattan, the sources said, who dispatched agents to try and gather evidence to corroborate their accounts.

In a statement to ABC News on Monday, an HSI spokesperson said the searches were executed "as part of an ongoing investigation" by HSI Los Angeles, HSI Miami and local law enforcement.

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No criminal charges have been filed in the investigation.

Combs' sons were detained outside his L.A. home while the search warrant was being executed, as is customary in such circumstances, law enforcement sources said, and released without charges.

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