Cuba Gooding Jr. to turn himself in to police over groping claims

Lawrence Kim
June 12, 2019

Cuba Gooding Jr. attends the 69th annual DGA Awards in Beverly Hills, California, U.S., February 4, 2017.

Cuba Gooding Jr. addressed a woman's claim that he groped her at a Manhattan nightclub, saying he is "absolutely not" guilty.

The woman claimed Gooding Jr. was "highly intoxicated" and the pair had to be separated by security following the grab.

Gooding also told TMZ that he plans to surrender to police on Thursday.

Gooding has denied the allegation.

The actor told TMZ on Tuesday night that he plans to turn himself into the NYPD telling the gossip outlet: "I trust the system". "I met a bunch of people, I said hello, I took pictures and ... you know, you have to have faith in what people say".

Asked if "there was any groping involved", Gooding said "no, nothing".

Attorneys for Gooding did not immediately respond to requests for comment or confirmation.

Cuba Gooding Jr.is expected to surrender to NY police sometime in the next few hours for questioning in an alleged groping incident, several media outlets report.

Asked about the reported allegation on Monday, NYPD spokesman Detective Martin Brown said, "We don't really have anything official to say about it other than that there's been an allegation and that it is now under investigation". He won a Supporting Actor Oscar for Jerry Maguire and recently wrapped the feature Life in a Year.

Gooding starred as O.J. Simpson in FX's The People v. O.J. Simpson and played Dominic Banks on American Horror Story: Apocalypse.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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