Published: Thu, June 13, 2019
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

Second Woman Comes Forward In Cuba Gooding Jr. Groping Case

Second Woman Comes Forward In Cuba Gooding Jr. Groping Case

Back in 2012, three woman said Gooding groped them at Maloney's Tavern in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

In that interview, Gooding said he was not guilty and that he "trusts the system".

The woman is said to have reported the issue to the cops at approximately 23:15 Sunday night.

The New York Police Department told us on Thursday the actor was charged with the misdemeanor crime and is on his way to central booking where he will be arraigned by a judge. Gooding's lawyer said security video will exonerate the actor. But it certainly doesn't help Gooding's case with the alleged Magic Hour groping incident, which was reported to police on June 9.

Heller also disputed allegations in media reports from a second woman said to have come forward in recent days, who told police Gooding grabbed her buttocks at a ny restaurant in 2008.

The Manhattan District Attorney's office declined comment.

According to sources with knowledge of the case, the second accuser claimed Gooding had grabbed her buttocks when she met the Academy Award victor at the Butter Restaurant in Midtown back in March 2008.

Gooding had denied those earlier allegations as well. "There's a tape that shows what really happened", he said.

The actor told TMZ that he was at the bar partying with friends but didn't touch anyone.

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

Video posted on social media show Gooding at Magic Hour on Sunday night singing the Journey hit "Faithfully" and posing for pictures with fans.

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, who broke through with the 1991 film "Boyz N The Hood", won an Oscar in 1997 for his supporting role in "Jerry Maguire". He also recently scored an Emmy nomination for his performance as O.J. Simpson on FX's "The People v. O.J. Simpson".

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