Diddy was not caught cheating on longtime girlfriend Cassie, nor was he on a â€śdateâ€ť with a â€śwhite woman,â€ť contrary to an absurdly wrong report. A certain website is sensationalizing photos of the music mogul without even knowing the identity of the woman with whom he was pictured. But Gossip Cop can reveal Diddy was having a routine business lunch with Dana Walden, the chairman and CEO of FOX.
MediaTakeOut, which often embarrasses itself by jumping to the wrong conclusions based on pictures, is exclaiming in a headline on Thursday, â€śDiddy Creeping??? Caught On A Dateâ€¦ With A White Woman!!!â€ť After luring readers with that clickbait title, the site refers to Walden as a â€śblonde ladyâ€ť in its actual story, and also calls her a â€ścompanion.â€ť Admits the blog, â€śItâ€™s not clear WHAT the relationship is between Diddy and the blonde lady.â€ť
Yet the outlet still called the outing a â€śdateâ€ť in its headline, and suggested Diddy was caught cheating. In actuality, the pictures merely show Diddy and Walden sitting outside at a restaurant, toasting with glasses of wine and talking. Thereâ€™s nothing about the snapshots that indicate the meal was a romantic gathering, and it makes little sense to allege Diddy was â€ścreepingâ€ť when he was dining out in the open. And it is perfectly reasonable for the pair to be having a business lunch considering Waldenâ€™s network FOX airs Diddyâ€™s music competition show, â€śThe Four.â€ť
In fact, Diddy joined Walden and other stars at the FOX upfront just last month. There are more than 1,000 photos of Walden on Getty Images alone. She is a known public figure, and her 1995 wedding to Matt Walden was written up in the New York Times. Had the blog bothered to do some research, it wouldâ€™ve been able to properly identify her, instead of referring to the TV executive just as a â€śwhite womanâ€ť and â€śblonde lady.â€ť That MediaFakeOut, as the website is commonly called, didnâ€™t know Waldenâ€™s identity is yet more evidence that it is not a trustworthy or knowledgeable outlet.
But this is par for the course with MTO. Earlier this week, the online publication similarly jumped to conclusions after Halle Berry was photographed with a female friend. The site baselessly assumed the woman is a lesbian, and questioned if the actress had â€śgone gay.â€ť In both cases, MediaFakeOut showed a rush to judgment based on paparazzi photos as opposed to doing actual investigating and reporting. While the website keeps offering fiction, Gossip Cop will continue to have the facts.