Lawyer: Cuba Gooding Jr. will turn self in on groping charge

Cuba Gooding Jr Groping Allegation

Cuba Gooding Jr Groping Allegation

"There's a tape that shows what really happened", Gooding Jr. told TMZ.

A lawyer for Cuba Gooding Jr. says surveillance video shows the "Jerry Maguire" star is innocent of groping allegations at a Manhattan rooftop bar - and now he's reconsidering turning himself in to authorities in NY, according to reports.

Page Six reported on Monday that Gooding, 51, was at the Magic Hour Rooftop Bar and Lounge in Midtown Manhattan around 9 p.m. when the alleged incident occurred. "I believe in the system and let the process speak for itself".

The woman, who has not been identified, alleged that Gooding touched her breasts at the bar on Sunday night, the network said, citing law enforcement sources. When the barman asked Cuba Gooding Junior to calm down, he became upset and pushed him away again.

He will reportedly surrender today (13 June) to the NYPD (New York City Police Department) special victims unit (which is heading the case) before he goes to court for trial. The lawyer expected Gooding to make a statement to the media before getting booked.

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In a video posted on TMZ.com, Gooding denied that he had groped anyone. It also features a mini-golf course and brief views of the Empire State Building and other landmarks.

Gooding, a Bronx native, rose to fame after starring in Boyz N the Hood in 1991.

Gooding won the Academy Award for best supporting actor in 1997 for his portrayal of an athlete in the film "Jerry Maguire".

Three years ago, in 2016, Cuba was on the screen again to portray OJ Simpson in the FX series, The People Versus OJ Simpson: American Crime Story.

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