Cuba Gooding Jr. charged with forcible touching in New York groping case. The actor has denied all accusations.
Gooding is charged with forcible touching, a misdemeanor, and sex abuse in the third degree. All this is related to an alleged groping incident in New York City last weekend.
Videos posted on social media show Gooding at the Manhattan bar singing the Journey hit “Faithfully” and posing for pictures with fans.
The Oscar-winning actor
Gooding rose to fame after starring in “Boyz N the Hood” in 1991. Six years later, he won an Oscar for his role as a professional football player in “Jerry Maguire.” His signature line, “Show me the money,” is a popular catchphrase. He played O.J. Simpson in the FX series, “The People v. O.J. Simpson.” Recently, he appeared on Broadway and London’s West End as lawyer Billy Flynn in “Chicago.”
The actor entered the New York City courtroom in handcuffs around 6:47 p.m. He smiled a few times but looked nervous. When the arraignment started, he approached judge Jacob Moses and did not say a word. The judge read the charges.
The judge set June 26 as the next court date and released the actor without bail.