P.Diddy’s ex-chef accuses him of sexual harassment

Diddy’s rep tells TMZ, “This is a frivolous lawsuit by a disgruntled ex-employee who was fired for cause.”

Diddy made his personal chef whip up meals right after he had sex, and wasn’t shy about showing off his manhood when she entered the room … according to a new lawsuit.

In the docs, obtained by TMZ, Cindy Rueda says she was “regularly summoned” to serve Diddy and his guests while they “engaged in or immediately following sexual activity.” She also says on at least one such occasion, Diddy was still naked when she entered the room, and asked if she liked what she saw.

The suit makes it seem like Diddy was recreating “Caligula” in his L.A. mansion.
She says another time one of his buddies approached her in the kitchen — while he was nude — and asked her to check out his junk.

Rueda says she complained about sexual harassment to one of Diddy’s assistants, and as a result was set up by another staffer to make it look like she’d stolen one of his watches. According to the suit, she was fired with a string attached — if she signed an exit agreement waiving all rights to sue Diddy, she wouldn’t be prosecuted.

She says she refused to sign and was terminated a year ago.
Reuda’s suing for wrongful termination, sexual harassment, and violation of whistleblower protection. We’ve reached out to Diddy’s reps, but haven’t heard back yet.

 

-TMZ

Scandal star Kerry Washington has lost roles before for not being “hood” enough

Even stars have their shortcomings but you never know when fortune knocks at your door. Kerry Washington, who plays Olivia Pope in drama series, scandal may portray the best Olivia Pope but has been denied roles for not being “hood” enough.

Before Kerry Washington was launched to megastardom by her role on Scandal, she was dropped from two other TV pilots for not being “hood” enough.

The actress weighed in on the stereotyped casting she faced in conversation with Aziz Ansari for Variety’s “Actors on Actors” series. “Before Scandal,” she said, “I was actually cast in two other pilots. Both went to series, but I was fired and recast … For both, it was because they wanted me to sound more ‘girlfriend,’ more like ‘hood,’ more ‘urban.’”

Ansari likened her experience to his own, saying he’s often showed up to auditions only to feel like “I’m not here [for me], I’m here because I fit what looks like the person they want in here.”

“It’s interesting; like every person that’s not a straight, white guy has their version of this,” he said.

 

-Time