News

Reports: Cuba Gooding Jr. accused of sexual misconduct by 3 additional women - Yahoo Celebrity

Reports: Cuba Gooding Jr. accused of sexual misconduct by 3 additional women - Yahoo Celebrity
Entertainment
Two of the women bringing new accusations against Gooding said he grabbed their behinds in New York City restaurants in 2008 and 2013, respectively, while the third woman’s accusations are unclear, according to the New York Post’s Page Six .

Three more women have come forward, accusing Cuba Gooding Jr. of sexual misconduct, bringing the total to five women. (Photo: Santiago Felipe/Getty Images)

More

The newspaper reports that law enforcement sources said that the police are currently investigating the accusations.

In a statement, a spokeswoman for the New York Police Department said only, “The NYPD takes sexual assault and rape cases extremely seriously, and urges anyone who has been a victim to file a police report so we can perform a comprehensive investigation, and offer support and services to survivors.”

Gooding has not been charged in those three new cases. However, he has been charged with forcible touching for allegedly grabbing a woman’s breast on June 9 at Magic Hour Rooftop Bar and Lounge in New York City. Gooding has pleaded not guilty. The maximum penalty for the offense is a year in prison.

The “Jerry Maguire” star’s trial in that case had been scheduled to begin Thursday, but it was postponed after prosecutors filed charges in a second incident, which allegedly took place in October 2018.

Gooding is now expected back in court for his arraignment on Oct. 15.

The actor’s lawyer, Mark Heller, told the  New York Daily News  that the new claims have no merit.

“If there was any evidence it would have already been presented to the grand jury,” Heller told the outlet. “The allegations will never result in a conviction for anything.”

Heller also accused Gooding’s second accuser, the one for which charges have just been filed, of having come forward after a failed attempt to obtain money from the star.
Read more on Yahoo Celebrity
News Topics :
Similar Articles :
World
NEW YORK Reuters Actor Cuba Gooding Jr, already facing a criminal case over accusations he touched a woman’s breasts in a bar and pinched another’s buttocks in a nightclub,...
World
NEW YORK Cuba Gooding Jr.’s lawyer is urging a judge to dismiss the forcible touching case that landed the actor in handcuffs two weeks ago, arguing that witnesses and...
Entertainment
Sought for three days for questioning on a sexual misconduct allegation, Cuba Gooding Jr. voluntarily surrendered Thursday to New York police, was arrested and charged with a misdemeanour count of “forcible...
World
NEW YORK Cuba Gooding Jr. faces a new accuser and new charges in his New York City sexual misconduct case, his lawyer said Wednesday. The actor is due in...
Entertainment
Cuba Gooding Jr. is facing a new charge in addition to an earlier one stemming from accusations he groped a woman s breast at a New York City bar in...