Misa Hylton, mother of Justin Combs and ex-girlfriend of Sean “Diddy” Combs, posted a video and statement on Instagram on Tuesday criticizing the “militarized force used” during last week's police operation from the music mogul's Los Angeles mansion.

“The overzealous and overtly militarized force used against my sons Justin and Christian is deplorable,” Hylton wrote. “If they were the children of a non-black celebrity, they would not have been treated with the same aggression. The attempt to humiliate and terrorize these innocent young BLACK men is despicable!”

Sean Combs' homes in Los Angeles and Miami were raided by Homeland Security Investigations agents and other law enforcement as part of an ongoing sex trafficking investigation, U.S. authorities confirmed on March 25.

Hylton's video showed three armored vehicles arriving at the hip-hop mogul's residence and at least a dozen heavily armed police officers entering the home. A police officer appears to turn a security camera toward the ground.

In Hylton's video, which appeared to have been edited to combine multiple angles of security camera footage, officers are seen handcuffing Justin and his brother Christian “King” Combs, 26, as what appears to be a drone flies through the residence.

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Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) vehicles were parked in front of Sean “Diddy” Combs’ home on Star Island on Monday afternoon. The island is a neighborhood of Miami Beach, Florida.

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“That's enough!” Hylton wrote. “Did Justin need multiple laser beams from firearms pointed at his chest? Did Christian need a gun pointed at the back of his head while he was handcuffed? How many times have we seen young UNARMED BLACK men not being able to get out of this type of situation alive??”

Hylton said his son's attorney is investigating to determine whether the force used by authorities was excessive. “We will fight for justice using every resource imaginable. I’m not with the advertising!!!!” she wrote.

In a statement released the day after the raids, a lawyer representing Sean Combs called the raids an “excessive and gross use of force on a military level,” adding that there was no excuse for the “hostility demonstrated by authorities or the way their children and staff were treated.”

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A Homeland Security investigation vehicle is seen outside Sean “Diddy” Combs' Los Angeles home on March 25, 2024.

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“Mr. Combs was never detained, but spoke to and cooperated with authorities. Despite media speculation, neither Mr. Combs nor any of his family members were arrested, nor was his ability to travel restricted in any way,” the lawyer wrote Aaron Dyer in the statement. “This unprecedented ambush – coupled with an advanced and coordinated media presence – leads to a premature rush to judgment for Mr. Combs and is nothing more than a witch hunt based on baseless accusations made in civil proceedings. There has been no finding of criminal or civil liability with any of these allegations. Combs is innocent and will continue to fight every day to clear his name.”

Combs has faced multiple sexual assault allegations in recent months, including accusations of sexual abuse of two women, which he denied in November last year. He established himself a separate lawsuit with singer Cassiealso last year, which contained allegations of rape and physical abuse.

Another woman in December 2023 accused Combs and two other men of gang-raping her in 2003, when she was 17, according to civil court documents filed in the United States District Court, Southern District of New York. In response to the allegations, Combs wrote on social media: “Let me be absolutely clear: I did not do any of the horrible things being alleged. I will fight for my name, my family and the truth.”

In February, a male music producer filed a lawsuit alleging that Combs sexually assaulted him and forced him to have sex with prostitutes. In response, Combs' attorney, Shawn Holley, said they had “indisputable evidence that his claims are complete lies.”

“We will address these bizarre allegations in court and take all appropriate action against those who make them,” Holley added.

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