Cuba Gooding Jr. proclaims innocence over alleged groping incident

Angelo Anderson
June 14, 2019

FILE PHOTO: Cuba Gooding Jr. attends the 69th annual DGA Awards in Beverly Hills, California, U.S., February 4, 2017. "I met a bunch of people, I said hello, I took pictures and ... you know, you have to have faith in what people say".

Cuba Gooding expected to surrender to NY police sometime in the next few hours for questioning in an alleged groping incident, several media outlets report.

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 the law enforcement source.

On Monday, the NYPD's Special Victims Division was investigating the reported incident, gathering video footage from the bar and any other materials that would aid the investigation.

Speaking to reporters, Heller said the woman who made the allegation is seen on the video following Gooding around, and at one point, she was asked to leave him alone.

He told TMZ: "I trust the system and the process speaks for itself". He said there's a video that shows "what really happened". Gooding was involved in another bar-related incident in New Orleans in 2012. Another employee called 911 and told Gooding leave, and as he left, he pushed the bartender again, police said.

Six years later, he won an Oscar for his role as a professional football player in Jerry Maguire. More recently, he played O.J. Simpson in the Emmy-winning series American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson and the Dominic Banks, Matt Miller character in American Horror Story: Roanoke.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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