Oscar winner Cuba Gooding Jr. has spoken out for the first time publicly about a woman’s claims that he groped her at a New York nightclub — uncovering he intends to give himself to the NYPD and demanding he is “absolutely not” guilty.
His lawyer Mark Heller revealed the Oscar-winning actor is prepared to face a charge after being accused of grabbing a 30-year-old woman’s breast around 11.15pm at Manhattan’s Magic Hour Rooftop Bar & Lounge last weekend.
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According to the New York Post, Gooding was accused of groping the 30-year-old woman on Sunday night while he was “highly intoxicated” inside New York’s Magic Hour Rooftop Bar and Lounge, the woman claimed. She called police in the early hours of Monday morning.
Gooding Jr, told TMZ, that he was present at the venue, denies the allegation. According to Heller, he was planning on handing himself in until they viewed video surveillance, which he claims shows “absolutely no criminality taking place”.