Being Named In Lil Rod’s Diddy Lawsuit


Cuba Gooding Jr. is talking out after being named in Rodney “Lil Rod” Jones‘ sexual assault lawsuit in opposition to Diddy.

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Cuba Gooding Jr. Speaks On Diddy & Lil Rod’s Lawsuit

According to TMZ, Gooding Jr. just lately appeared on the ‘PBD Podcast,’ hosted by Patrick Bet-David. During the dialog, Bet-David requested Gooding Jr. to share his ideas on the current occasions concerning Diddy, together with his properties being raided.

“I mean, that’s crazy. That’s the craziest thing I’d ever — and then… how about me?” he stated.

The actor defined that one morning, he discovered that he was named in Jones’ sexual assault and harassment lawsuit in opposition to the music mogul.

“…I wake up in the morning [and] I turn [sic] on and [I hear,] ‘Actor Cuba Gooding Jr.’ — I was like, ‘Excuse me?!’” he continued. “[You’re] pulling me into this?!”

Gooding Jr. defined that “whatever” Diddy is “dealing with” is “a part of his journey.”

“I can’t imagine that he’s stupid enough to do whatever he’s doing and keep it on his premises,” he defined. “I think that the raid and all of that stuff — only time will tell who was involved, [and] who had been a frequent guest in these places and areas.”

The Actor Speaks On The Alleged Sexual Assault Incident & His Relationship With Diddy

Gooding Jr. went on to clarify that he had solely just lately met the music mogul someday between 2019 and 2020. The actor defined that Diddy invited him to his residence on the time.

The actor added that he hadn’t seen Diddy because the evening Jones alleged Gooding Jr. dedicated sexual assault in opposition to him whereas on the music mogul’s yacht.

“Hadn’t seen him since that night where this guy with this picture, and says that I had my shoulder on him and all this stuff,” the actor continued.

Gooding Jr. defined that Jones requested the actor to hearken to Diddy’s new music on the time of the alleged incident. The actor defined that he sat down subsequent to Jones, and so they posed for varied photographs.

“They didn’t use this angle,” he continued. “… You made it look the way you wanted it to look… [but] it was like, here we are just listening to music!”

The actor defined that this was the one encounter he had with Jones earlier than leaving the yacht. However, earlier than concluding, Gooding Jr. made extra claims about Jones.

“So this guy who’s suing him [Diddy] is going after the money, man,” he stated. “I’m sure, and by the way, I don’t know P. Diddy’s life. I don’t know what he’s going through. I don’t know what the police are going to find… We were acquaintances — two times I’ve seen him.”

According to TMZ, Gooding Jr. seems to be incorrect concerning his declare of assembly Diddy in 2019. The outlet stories {that a} photograph exhibits the pair “next to each other,” which was taken in 2003.

A Brief Recap Of The Allegations Against The Music Mogul & Cuba Gooding Jr.

As The Shade Room beforehand reported, Jones filed a sexual assault and harassment lawsuit in opposition to Diddy in February 2024. To word, Jones was a former worker of Diddy’s and accused the mogul of grooming him for intercourse and touching him inappropriately.

Additionally, Jones accused Diddy of subjecting him to undesirable advances by his entourage.

After stories surfaced of the swimsuit, a lawyer for Diddy spoke out, denying Jones’ allegations.

However, in March, Jones amended his lawsuit to additionally embody Cuba Gooding Jr. as a defendant, per The Shade Room. In the preliminary swimsuit, Jones accused Gooding Jr. of groping him whereas the 2 have been on the music mogul’s yacht in January 2023.

“[Gooding] began touching, groping, and fondling Mr. Jones’ legs, his upper inner thighs near his groin, the small of his back near his buttocks, and his shoulders,” the swimsuit acknowledged, per NBC News. “[Jones] was extremely uncomfortable and proceeded to lean away from Mr. Gooding Jr. He rejected his advances, and Mr. Gooding Jr. did not stop until Mr. Jones forcibly pushed him away.”

Furthermore, Jones additionally included a photograph of him and Gooding Jr. from their alleged encounter. The image reportedly confirmed Gooding Jr. together with his arm round Jones.

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