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Cuba Gooding Jr. Speaks Out About Lil Rod’s Allegations Against Him, Saying He’s Just an Easy Target

Cuba Gooding Jr. Speaks Out About Lil Rod’s Allegations Against Him, Saying He’s Just an Easy Target

Cuba Gooding Jr. has spoken out against music producer Rodney “Lil Rod” Smith’s allegations against himself and Sean “Diddy” Combs.

Smith, who produced several tracks on the rapper’s latest album, filed a lawsuit against Diddy in February, claiming the Bad Boy Entertainment mogul touched him inappropriately, was drugged and raped during one of the Diddy’s parties and that Diddy had let his friends make inappropriate advances. . (Diddy has denied any wrongdoing).

Smith also claimed that Gooding was part of the scene where he was allegedly victimized and that Gooding groped him.

Now, Gooding claims that Smith is just after the money — and that he thinks he’s an easy target because of the sexual misconduct allegations against him.

In a new interview with Patrick Bet-David’s “The PBD Podcast,” Gooding revealed he was shocked to learn he had been named in Smith’s lawsuit against Combs.

Producer Rodney “Lil Rod” Jones claims Gooding Jr. groped him in a lawsuit against Diddy. lilrodmadeit/Instagram

“It’s the craziest thing,” he said. “I wake up in the morning. I turn on the ‘Today’ show (and I hear) ‘Actor Cuba Gooding Jr….’ Excuse me! Are you dragging me into this?

In fact, Gooding claims he only spent time with Diddy “two or three times,” including on New Year’s Eve, when he was listening to music on Diddy’s yacht with Smith.

Smith alleges Sean “Diddy” Combs sexually harassed him in lawsuit. Romain Maurice/MEGA

“That was it, but this guy suing him, going after the money…I’m sure of it,” Gooding said. “And besides, I don’t know the life of P. Diddy. I don’t know what he’s going through.

“We were acquaintances,” he insisted.

He said they first met in 2019 or 2020, when Gooding’s girlfriend, Claudine De Niro, introduced him to Diddy.

Gooding Jr. says his girlfriend, Claudine De Niro, introduced him to Diddy. TheImageDirect.com

Gooding says he thinks Smith only gave up his name because of “the cases I’ve already experienced.”

In 2022, Gooding pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of forcible touching for non-consensually kissing a woman at a nightclub in 2018.

New York Post

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