Diddy Reportedly Facing Criminal Investigation In New York From Federal Grand Jury

It looks like the Diddy scandal is about to get a whole lot scarier for the Bad Boy mogul, as a federal indictment could reportedly be closing in. Moreover, two sources allegedly confirmed to NBC News that a federal grand jury in the Southern District of New York is officially involved in a criminal investigation into him and hearing evidence on the matter. While the specific goal, motive, and considerations behind this probe remain a mystery at press time, authorities notified Sean Combs and his legal team of this development last week. Per NBC, this still doesn’t indicate whether or not an indictment will arrive soon.

Furthermore, there’s still a possibility that this criminal investigation doesn’t complete the case, and we might have to wait longer to see what becomes of Diddy in the legal system. This probe is taking place three months after federal raids on his Miami and L.A. properties on multiple accusations and lawsuits alleging sexual assault, abuse, and sex trafficking. The latest of these suits comes from Adria English, who claims Puff Daddy groomed her into sex trafficking work after 2004. She also claimed that he tried to coerce her then-partner into oral sex, included Tamiko Thomas as a defendant for allegedly organizing the sex trafficking ring, and other abhorrent allegations.

Diddy Reportedly Subject To Criminal Investigation

With this whirlwind in mind, it’s no surprise that Diddy recently put his $70 million Los Angeles mansion up for sale recently. The actual details around a potential indictment are still a mystery, and it could still take longer to manifest. Maybe the court chose to gather as much evidence as possible and see how the fallout from other developments changes things. Either way, he’s got a lot to handle.

Meanwhile, Diddy recently went white water rafting in Wyoming, so at least he’s taking his mind off things… or trying to, anyway. We can’t imagine how difficult this scandal must be for the Combs family, regardless of the truth of these allegations. But it’s much more important to get to the bottom of them for the sake of countless other affected families, and it seems like we’re getting closer to that. All that’s left is to wait and see.

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Specifically, Gabriel enjoys the fringes of rap music: the experimental, boundary-pushing, and raw alternatives to the mainstream sound. As a proud native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, he also stays up-to-date with the archipelago’s local scene and its biggest musical exponents in reggaetón, salsa, indie, and beyond.

Before working at HotNewHipHop, Gabriel produced multiple short documentaries, artist interviews, venue spotlights, and audio podcasts on a variety of genres and musical figures. Hardcore punk and Go-go music defined much of his coverage during his time at the George Washington University in D.C.

His favorite hip-hop artists working today are Tyler, The Creator, Boldy James, JPEGMAFIA, and Earl Sweatshirt.