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Watch again as Diddy’s Los Angeles mansion raided by police

Watch live as authorities raid a Los Angeles property associated with Sean “Diddy” Combs and his production company on Monday, 25 March.

It comes after footage showed US authorities outside the rapper’s Miami Beach’s exclusive Star Island.

The reason for the authorities’ presence was not immediately confirmed; Fox 11 reported that the raids were “in connection with a federal sex trafficking investigation”.

Officials familiar with the matter told ABC News authorities raided three properties associated with Diddy.

"Earlier today, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) 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," the Department of Homeland Security said in a statement.

The 54-year-old has recently faced sexual assault allegations.

A male music producer has accused Mr Combs of sexually assaulting him and forcing him to sleep with sex workers in a lawsuit which alleges repeated instances of unsolicited groping and sexual touching. The lawsuit also said that the man had to work in a bathroom while Mr Combs showered and walked around naked.

Mr Combs’s lawyer, Shawn Holley, said events described in the lawsuit were “pure fiction”.

Through his lawyer, Diddy also denied allegations from R&B singer Cassie - full name Cassandra Ventura - claiming that she was trafficked, raped and beaten by the rapper over 10 years.Ms Ventura and Mr Combs - who denied the allegations - settled the lawsuit “amicably”, both parties said.