Cuba Gooding charged for allegedly groping a woman inside a club in New York on Sunday, as the Hollywood actor surrenders to the NYPD
Cuba Gooding Jr was grilled by the Police after it was reported that he allegedly groped the said woman inside a midtown club. He was said to have grabbed the 29-year-old woman’s breasts at the rooftop bar Magic Hour on Sunday.
This latest incident is coming after he was alleged to have grabbed a lady’s buttocks when they met at the Butter Restaurant in Midtown, which is owned by chef and Food Network star and judge Alex Guarnaschelli, in March 2008, which is about 11-years ago. There is another one in 2012, and because of the laws in New York, and because these cases are more than 5-years old, the actor is walking free. But that might change with this latest allegation, as his Attorney has been speaking on the case.
CNN reported that Mark Heller, his Attorney, said during a press conference that his client has been very cooperative with police and expects to be fully exonerated.
Heller said Gooding Jr. will enter a plea of not guilty.
“In my 50 years, almost, of practicing law, I have never seen a case like this one because there is not a scintilla of criminal culpability that can be attributed to Mr Cuba Gooding Jr. after I have extensively, with my staff, reviewed the video of almost two hours which reflects the entire event for which we are here today,” Heller said to reporters. “Mr Gooding has not acted inappropriately in any shape or form. Nothing in the video could even be considered ambiguous and I, frankly, am shocked and horrified that this case is being prosecuted.”
The woman in the alleged incident told police she was with friends when she was confronted by a male patron whom she described as Gooding Jr., according to a law enforcement source who spoke with CNN on Wednesday.
“The male allegedly groped her breasts,” the source said. “The victim later told cops she protested at the unwanted touching and they argued about the encounter.”
The female left the bar and called 911 to report the alleged incident, according to the law enforcement source, and NYPD Manhattan Special Victims Squad is investigating.