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Cuba Gooding Jr is adamant that he never groped a woman's breast at a New York nightclub earlier this month and says he remembers the encounter because his accuser approached him and fawned over his flop film Snow Dogs.
The 51-year-old actor is accused of groping the woman at the Magic Hour Rooftop Lounge in midtown Manhattan on Sunday June 9.
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The Jerry Maguire actor denies the allegations and pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor count of forcible touching in court on Thursday.
His lawyer Mark Heller revealed that Gooding remembers the encounter because of his accuser's bizarre choice of film to rave about - his 2002 film Snow Dogs that has a measly 5.1/10 star rating on IMDb, according to TMZ.
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Surveillance video footage from the rooftop shows the Boyz n the Hood star put his hand on the accuser's left thigh after she sat next to Gooding and his girlfriend on a couch at the bar.
Gooding is seen raising his hand and appears to stop at her chest area.
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The woman then appears to grab Gooding's hand and he appears to pull her hand towards his mouth and kisses it.
Heller says that Gooding admits to placing his hand on her thigh in an effort to be friendly, but he says that he raised his hand to meet hers, not to touch her breast. He added he kissed her hand as a friendly gesture.
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Heller says that he security footage shows 'no criminality' on Gooding's part.
The actor insists he wasn't hitting on the woman as his own girlfriend Claudine De Niro was sitting in between them for the entire interaction.
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Later in the evening as Gooding and his girlfriend were chatting on a couch the accuser approached the actor's security saying he groped her.
His accuser told cops...
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