Cuba Gooding Jr. charged with groping woman at NYC club
Cuba Gooding Jr. was arrested Thursday (June 13) and charged with forcible touching after a woman accused him of groping her at a New York City night spot.
Gooding, 51, was charged after turning himself in to investigators in the New York Police Department’s special victims division. He remained in police custody and was expected to be arraigned later in the day.
Gooding’s lawyer, Mark Heller, said security video from Magic Hour Rooftop Bar & Lounge showed no criminality on his part and will exonerate him.
“There is not the slightest scintilla of inappropriate conduct on his part,” Heller said. When asked if Cuba was shocked by the allegations, Heller said "He was absolutely shocked." "Cuba is a very friendly, frisky type fellow, he takes pictures of people, he communicates, he doesn't turn his back on people "
A 29-year-old woman told police the Oscar-winning “Jerry Maguire” star grabbed her breast while he was intoxicated around 11:15 p.m. Sunday.