Cuba Gooding Jr. accused of groping woman

Cuba Gooding Jr. at the Virgin TV British Academy Television Awards at the Royal Festival Hall in London, United Kingdom, Sunday, May 14, 2017. (Photo credit: ©PacificCoastNews.)

Cuba Gooding Jr. has been accused of groping a woman in a nightclub.

The Jerry Maguire star was said to have been “highly intoxicated” when he allegedly grabbed the 30-year-old female’s breast at the Magic Hour Rooftop Bar and Lounge on Sunday evening, June 9, 2019.

According to the New York Post newspaper’s “Page Six” column, the pair got into an argument after the alleged incident and it was broken up by security.

The woman has filed a police report for forcible touching and officers are planning to speak to the 51-year-old actor.

A spokesperson for the star has yet to comment on the report.

Meanwhile, Gooding is most recently best known for playing O.J. Simpson, who was accused of murdering his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman in 1994,  in “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” but he previously admitted he was advised to reject the role in case it harmed his career because of the racial tensions surrounding the so-called trial of the century.

He said: “I got so much flack from people in my personal circle to do such a dark role.

“In the Black communities, some of the guys said to me: ‘How’s it going to feel having White people not like you anymore?'”

But Gooding dismissed those suggestions, snapping back: “It’s a character. I’m playing a character!

“I knew then, if there was a fake beat about my ­performance, I would get killed.”

He’s got his hands filled with his life now.”

Meanwhile, Gooding previously admitted that at the time of O.J.’s trial, he didn’t really care about the outcome.

The actor confessed that he never became emotionally invested in the result of the trial, but he also revealed that his perception of the situation evolved during the making of ‘The People v O.J. Simpson.”

He shared: “At the time, I did not care. Black people did not want to believe that Simpson did it.

“Doing this movie, I realized that it was not really about ‘guilty’ or ‘not guilty’, it was about making sure that the cops did not f— with another Black man.”



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