While Cuba Gooding, Jr is an Oscar-winner – he also stands accused of being a groper. Yesterday we told you there was some question about him turning himself into police in New York following allegations of getting grabby with a woman in a bar this past Sunday. Well, he did – and cameras caught it all.
The 51-year-old Oscar-winning showed up at Manhattan’s Special Victims Division, and later was seen being led away in handcuffs before pleading not guilty to accusations of “forcible touching.” Afterwards, his attorney, Mark Heller, spoke to reporters saying Gooding did nothing wrong – and maintains there are not only witnesses, but video to prove his client’s version of events. Heller offered, “There is not the slightest scintilla of inappropriate conduct on his part.”
Meanwhile, a second woman is coming forward and accusing actor Cuba Gooding Jr. of groping. The woman, who has not been named, says that back in 2008, Gooding grabbed her backside. Heller’s calling it nonsense. “There is no pattern of conduct,” he told reporters. “It is not uncommon for people to come out of the woodwork when these things happen.” Either way, Gooding is scheduled to appear in court later this month.