UPDATED — 4:04 PM 11/17/2023
The NYPD has released a statement to TMZ noting that the information its spokesperson provided — about a “locked” Diddy investigation — was “incorrect.”
“Yesterday, a member of the NYPD’s public information office erroneously told a reporter about the apparent existence of an active case file containing the name ‘Sean Combs.’
There is no such investigation, at present.
Further, the release of such information is not consistent with the internal policies of the office of the Deputy Commissioner, Public Information.
The NYPD always treats allegations of sexual assault and rape extremely seriously, and urges anyone who has been a victim to file a police report so that support and services can be offered to survivors and a comprehensive investigation can be conducted.”
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The Bad Boy record exec is the subject of a secret NYPD investigation, and according to reports from TMZ, there is strong evidence it involves sexual assault. It’s unclear whether it was Cassie who made the criminal complaint.
Law enforcement sources told the outlet that there is an open case at NYPD under the name, “Sean Combs.” While it is an active case, the case file has been “locked,” which essentially means it’s a sensitive case where access is restricted. This news comes after Cassie filed an explosive federal lawsuit, which alleges rape, human trafficking, and other bombshell accusations.
“The NYPD takes sexual assault and rape cases extremely seriously, and urges anyone who has been a victim to file a police report so we can perform a comprehensive investigation, and offer support and services to survivors,” the NYPD told TMZ in a statement.
The fact that the case is locked plus the nature of the statement suggests that this is not only a sexual assault case, but the NYPD is also actively looking for other alleged victims.
The outlet also found a 2016 case where cops in Beverly Hills were called following a breakup argument between Diddy and Cassie, and while a domestic incident report was taken, no legal action followed.
Cassie’s lawsuit against Puff Daddy has a “trigger warning” on the front page.
— Meghann Cuniff (@meghanncuniff) November 16, 2023
In her lawsuit, Cassie accused her ex of assault and battery, rape, and even human trafficking, alleging that Diddy forced her to have sex with male prostitutes across state lines. Diddy’s lawyer has come forward to deny all of the allegations, essentially accusing her of wanting a big payday.