Cuba Gooding Jr., Accused of Groping Woman in N.Y.C. Bar, Turns Himself in to Police

PEOPLE.com | 6/13/2019 | Staff
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Cuba Gooding Jr. turned himself in to the New York Police Department on Thursday, the NYPD confirms, following allegations that he groped a woman at a rooftop bar in Manhattan over the weekend.

NYPD detective Martin Brown says he does not yet know what Gooding will be charged with.

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According to the New York Times, a woman told police that the 51-year-old Oscar-winning actor touched her breasts at the Magic Hour Rooftop Bar and Lounge on 7th Avenue in Manhattan.

The woman said Gooding was “highly intoxicated” and explained that they got into an argument after he inappropriately touched her and she resisted, according to Page Six.

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Their altercation had to be broken up by the venue’s security, according to the outlet.

Videos shared by TMZ showed Gooding at the Magic Hour dancing wildly and singing into a microphone that night.

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Witnesses at the club told Page Six that Gooding was in a joyful mood and was socializing with other club goers.

“He was super good … and with everyone,” the witness told the outlet.

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He was also seen on surveillance cameras leaving the club later in the night, according to Page Six.

A law enforcement official told the Times that investigators found security camera footage that allegedly verified the woman’s allegations.

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The woman is a New York University student, the Times reports.

Gooding’s attorney Mark J. Heller says he has viewed surveillance footage...
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