Following the reports that Cuba Gooding Jr. had groped a woman’s breast at a bar in Manhattan over the weekend, the decorated actor has now been arrested and charged with one count of misdemeanor forcible touching.
Gooding Jr. turned himself in this afternoon at the Manhattan Special Victim’s Unit, where he arrived with with his attorney, Mark Heller, who had previously said that surveillance footage showed “no criminality” on his client’s part.
Meanwhile, it should be noted that Gooding Jr. was accused of similar allegations back in 2012, when a New Orleans bartender said that he repeatedly pushed her when she tried to calm him down after he got angry with other customers. Ultimately, however, charges in that case were eventually dropped.
The woman who was allegedly groped by Cuba Gooding Jr. says she was trying to help the actor while he was very intoxicated.
Police sources that spoke to TMZ said the woman brought Cuba a cup of water while he was in the middle of karaoke and partying because she assumed he was drunk. According to her, they were speaking when he decided to allegedly grab her breast which led to an altercation. Police sources also noted that Cuba is a regular at the bar where the incident allegedly took place, and that he did not leave until an hour and a half later after the incident.
It looks like Cuba Gooding Jr. may be in trouble with the NYPD after a woman accused him of groping her at a club.
The woman reportedly called the cops on Gooding Jr. around 1 am after he grabbed her breasts while the two were engaged in a conversation earlier in the night. The woman said the actor was drunk and that they had to be broken up from fighting by security after he touched her inappropriately.
Cuba Gooding Jr. is reportedly being charged with forcible touching.
source: Page Six