Hoax Alert! Diddy's Ciroc Apple NOT Recalled After Consumers Test Positive For Cocaine

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  • by: Alan Duke

Lead Stories' Trendolizer first detected this hoax story as trending weeks ago, but we ignored it because we figured it was too stupid for anyone to buy. That did not happen. This fake report is still getting shared, retweeted and read at a viral rate. But it is still not true.

The report says that "Numerous consumers have blamed the once popular vodka's new flavor Ciroc Apple as the reason for them being fired for cocaine use. Over 300 incidents reported so far."

It quotes a fictional Mr. Jarrof Cumsling (great fake name) as saying he is an innocent victim of the tainted vodka. "On weekend I was turning up at the club and by Monday morning I was fired and being arrested on the job fr cocaine abuse," Cumsling said.

"Jarrod plans to file a class action suit and wants all the real Ninjas of America that drink Ciroc to link up with him so y'all ca get this money," the story said.

Our advice: Whenever one of your "friends" share this on Facebook, respond with our story. Also, do not call a lawyer about suing Diddy.


  Alan Duke

Editor-in-Chief Alan Duke co-founded Lead Stories after ending a 26-year career with CNN, where he mainly covered entertainment, current affairs and politics. Duke closely covered domestic terrorism cases for CNN, including the Oklahoma City federal building bombing, the UNABOMBER and search for Southeast bomber Eric Robert Rudolph. CNN moved Duke to Los Angeles in 2009 to cover the entertainment beat. Duke also co-hosted a daily podcast with former HLN host Nancy Grace, "Crime Stories with Nancy Grace" and hosted the podcast series "Stan Lee's World: His Real Life Battle with Heroes & Villains." You'll also see Duke in many news documentaries, including on the Reelz channel, CNN and HLN.

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