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Cuba Gooding Jr. Accused of Evading Lawsuit Filed by Lil Rod Over Alleged Yacht Incident

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Cuba Gooding Jr. finds himself embroiled in a legal battle as he faces accusations of trying to evade legal proceedings in connection with a sexual assault lawsuit filed by producer Rodney “Lil Rod” Jones Jr. Despite the allegations, Gooding isn’t keeping mum about the legal drama.

Allegations of Dodging Lawsuit

Rodney Jones Jr. has accused the Oscar-winning actor of inappropriate behavior during an incident on a yacht in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The lawsuit alleges that Gooding groped Jones despite clear non-consent during an encounter in January 2023. Despite attempts by Jones’s attorney, Tyrone Blackburn, to serve legal papers on Gooding in New York and Florida, all efforts have thus far been unsuccessful. Blackburn suggests that Gooding’s evasion of legal process servers indicates a deliberate attempt to evade the serious claims against him.

Cuba Gooding Jr’s Response

In response to the allegations, Cuba Gooding Jr. has openly addressed the lawsuit, expressing his disbelief during an interview on the Patrick Bet-David Podcast. The actor described the situation as “crazy” and expressed his astonishment upon learning about the lawsuit, emphasizing his innocence in the matter. He further refuted the claims made against him, particularly addressing a photo of himself with Jones, which he dismissed as misleading. Gooding asserted that the photo in question was taken innocently while listening to music and emphasized that there were numerous other people present on the yacht at the time of the incident.

Allegations of Extortion

Gooding characterized the lawsuit as an attempt to extort money from Diddy Combs, the host of the yacht where the incident allegedly occurred. He suggested that Jones, the plaintiff, was targeting Diddy as the “money man” and implied ulterior motives behind the legal action.


As of now, the lawsuit’s progress remains uncertain due to the challenges associated with serving legal documents to Gooding. Despite the legal hurdles, the allegations against the actor have thrust him into the spotlight, adding another layer of complexity to the ongoing legal battle.

In the midst of these legal proceedings, Cuba Gooding Jr. remains vocal in defending himself against the accusations while navigating the complexities of the lawsuit filed by Lil Rod, underscoring the seriousness of the situation and its implications for all parties involved.


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