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The Bobster
06-10-2019, 09:33 AM
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Cuba Gooding Jr. accused of groping woman at NYC club
By Tina Moore
June 10, 2019 | 8:31am

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The NYPD is investigating a woman’s claim that actor Cuba "Where Da White Wimmenz At" Gooding Jr. inappropriately touched her at a Manhattan club Sunday night, police sources said.

The 30-year-old woman told cops the actor grabbed her breast while they were socializing around 9 p.m. at the Magic Hour Rooftop Bar and Lounge on 7th Avenue in Midtown.

The woman said Gooding was “highly intoxicated” and that, after the alleged grab, she got into an argument with him that had to be broken up by security, the sources said.

The 51-year-old actor was caught on video leaving the club soon after the incident and the woman called 911 around 1 a.m.

Responding cops searched the area for Gooding but did not find him. The case was referred to the NYPD Special Victims Division, the sources said. He is being sought on a charge of forcible touching.

Social media posts showed Gooding at the hotspot inside the Moxy Hotel Times Square in a torn button-down shirt and belting out a spirited rendition of Journey’s song “Faithfully” into a microphone.

A spy told us Gooding appeared “happy” as he chatted up other clubgoers. He filmed a video message for one fan in Portuguese before sitting down with some pals.

“He was super good … sang with everyone,” the partygoer said, adding they didn’t witness the alleged incident.

The “Jerry Maguire” star’s hard-partying antics have raised eyebrows before for creeping women out.

He boozed it up sans shirt on the Miami party circuit in 2016, when a witness said he was “beyond frisky with girls.”

Gooding was seen pulling down his pants and also shoved a partygoer’s phone in his mouth, sources said at the time.

“He’s like Jekyll and Hyde … He goes from being super-friendly to super-aggressive,” a spy added.

Gooding, who starred as OJ Simpson in “The People v. OJ Simpson” TV series, was married to Sara Kapfer until they separated in 2014. He filed for divorce from his high school sweetheart in 2017 after over 20 years of marriage.

He has most recently been linked to Claudine De Niro, the estranged wife of Robert De Niro’s mongrel son Raphael.

Reps for the actor didn’t immediately return messages.

The Bobster
06-13-2019, 03:53 PM
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Cuba Gooding Jr. arrested after groping allegations
By Kevin Fasick, Rebecca Rosenberg, Stephanie Pagones and Aaron Feis
June 13, 2019 | 2:33pm

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Cuba Gooding Jr. leaves the police station in handcuffs
David McGlynn


Cuba "Show Me Da White Wimmenz" Gooding Jr. was arrested on Thursday for allegedly groping a clubgoer after a night of drinking at a rooftop bar in Midtown, according to police.

The “Jerry Maguire” Oscar winner was charged with one count of misdemeanor forcible touching after sitting down with NYPD sex-crimes detectives.

Gooding stepped out of a dark SUV in front of Manhattan’s Special Victims Division base on East 123rd Street just after 2 p.m.

Decked out in a dark suit, Gooding said nothing as he walked into the cop shop, but smiled and waved to a throng of media awaiting his arrival.

Gooding’s arrest comes as his attorney, Mark J. Heller, insisted that video of the actor’s Sunday night jaunt to the Magic Hour Rooftop Bar and Lounge in Midtown shows he did nothing wrong. :rolleyes:

“An extensive review of the available video taken that evening reveals that there was absolutely no criminal conduct and inappropriate conduct on the part of Cuba Gooding Jr., and it completely exonerates him from any criminal conduct,” the high-profile lawyer said Thursday.

Gooding is expected to be arraigned late Thursday in Manhattan criminal court.

The Bronx-born actor, 51, allegedly grabbed the breast of a 30-year-old patron as she passed him a glass of water to help him sober up after a night of partying at the Seventh Avenue bar, cops and police sources have said.

The alleged victim filed a claim with the NYPD early Monday, but by that point, Gooding had already returned home to California.

Gooding maintained his innocence to TMZ late Tuesday as he prepared to return to New York to face the claim.

Meanwhile Thursday, a second woman came forward to cops to accuse Gooding of groping.

But because that purported run-in at a Manhattan restaurant took place more than a decade ago — well outside the two-year statute of limitations for forcible touching — Gooding likely won’t be prosecuted for that alleged crime, sources said. :mad: