Lawyer: Cuba Gooding Jr. will turn self in on groping charge
New York – A lawyer for Cuba Gooding Jr. says the actor will turn himself in to police on Thursday to face allegations he groped a woman at a New York City night spot.
Lawyer Mark Heller says the Oscar-winning star of “Jerry Maguire” is expected to face a charge stemming from an alleged incident over the weekend at Magic Hour Rooftop Bar & Lounge in Manhattan.
A 29-year-old woman told police the 51-year-old Gooding grabbed her breast while he was intoxicated around 11:15 p.m. Sunday.
Gooding denies the allegations.
He tells TMZ he was at the bar partying with friends but didn’t touch anyone. He says there’s a video that shows “what really happened.”
Heller says Gooding will visit the special victims unit leading the investigation before being arraigned.