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Cuba Gooding Jr Appears in Christian Film ‘Firing Squad,’ Breaks Silence About Diddy Lawsuit

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Academy Award-winning actor Cuba Gooding Jr. has broken his silence about being named as a co-defendant in a lawsuit against Sean “Diddy” Combs.

In February, Rodney “Lil Rod” Jones, a former music producer for Combs, filed a lawsuit in which he claimed that Combs sexually assaulted him on numerous occasions, among other serious allegations. That same month, two of Combs’ properties were raided by federal investigators. 

Gooding was added as a co-defendant in the suit in March, with Jones accusing Gooding of sexually assaulting and groping him while onboard Combs’ yacht. 

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Gooding will appear alongside Kevin Sorbo in the faith-based film “Firing Squad,” a movie inspired by the true story of three Christians who faced execution by firing squad in a developing nation. The film is set to be released on Aug. 2. 

“I start off every morning and I go to bed every night with the same prayer,” Gooding told The Christian Post last week. “Thy will be done. God’s will be done in my life.”

“A lot of times I’ve been in situations and scenarios that I know are dark,” he continued. “And I go, ‘I don’t know why I’m here and why I’m doing what I’m doing, but I know it’s God’s will.’”

During an appearance on the “PBD Podcast this week, Gooding spoke specifically about being named in the lawsuit against Combs. 

Referencing the FBI raid of Comb’s properties, Gooding told host Patrick Bet-David, “That’s the craziest thing I’d ever [seen].”

“And then, hey, how about me? I wake up in the morning; I turn on the ‘Today Show’ and…‘Cuba Gooding Jr.,’” Gooding continued. “And I was like, ‘Excuse me! Pull me into this?’”

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“I think whatever [Combs] is dealing with, he’s on his journey, man,” Gooding said. “I think God has got him on a path, where I can’t imagine that he’s stupid enough to do whatever he’s doing and keep it on his premises.”