Actor Cuba Gooding Jr to turn himself in following sexual assault allegations

Angelo Anderson
June 13, 2019

He said: "I trust the system and the process speaks for itself".

According to police, Gooding, 51, touched a woman without her consent on Sunday night in Midtown Manhattan.

NYPD confirms to ET that Cuba Gooding Jr. has been arrested and charged with forcibly touching, which is a misdemeanor.

Additionally, a second woman has since come forward with allegations of inappropriate touching involving Gooding, the outlet reports. Video from Magic Hour Rooftop Bar & Lounge in Manhattan showed no criminality on Gooding's part, his lawyer Mark Heller told The Associated Press.

'I was at a club, I left, I met a bunch of people, I took pictures have to have faith in what people say'.

In a video posted on TMZ, Gooding, who was at LAX boarding a plane for NY, denied that he'd groped anyone and when asked if he was guilty, he replied, "No".

Sources previously told he grabbed the woman's breasts after she handed him a glass of water because he was so drunk.

Gooding said Tuesday that he was partying at the bar, but didn't touch anyone inappropriately. "And now I'm giving the process the chance to show what really happened, what went down", Cuba added of his recent groping incident.

The video captures the whole evening and it shows he did nothing wrong.

The bar, on the roof of the Moxy Hotel near Times Square, features a mini-golf course and sweeping views of the Empire State Building and other Big Apple landmarks.

Gooding first rose to fame as the star of "Boyz N the Hood" in 1991, before going on to win an Academy Award for best supporting actor in 1996's "Jerry Maguire".

Six years later, he won an Oscar for his role as a professional football player in "Jerry Maguire". In 2016, he was nominated for an Emmy for playing OJ Simpson in the miniseries The People v. O.J. Simpson.

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