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Actor Cuba Gooding Jr to turn himself in after groping allegation

Cuba Gooding Jr. arrives at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles Cuba Gooding Jr. to turn himself over to police today
Adrian Cunningham | 14 June, 2019, 00:33

Following the reports that Cuba Gooding Jr. had groped a woman's breast at a bar in Manhattan over the weekend, the decorated actor has now been arrested and charged with one count of misdemeanor forcible touching.

Gooding, 51, is alleged to have groped a woman at the Magic Hour Bar & Lounge in Manhattan on Sunday, with TMZ reporting that the unnamed victim called 911 hours later to report the alleged nonconsensual touching.

After reviewing the security video, Heller said he was hesitant to let Gooding surrender but made a decision to go through with it.

"I trust the system".

Cuba Gooding Jr. has surrendered himself to the New York Police Department following allegations of sexual misconduct.

A second woman is claiming Cuba Gooding Jr. groped her in an incident that occurred more than a decade ago, law enforcement sources told The Post on Thursday.

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"There is no pattern of conduct", Heller said.

"Responding cops searched the area for Gooding but did not find him", continues the site. A bartender said that the actor was agitated with patrons who wanted photos with him and that he pushed her when she asked him to leave.

That same year, he was also accused of pushing a female bartender in New Orleans and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

Gooding, who broke through with the 1991 film "Boyz N The Hood", won an Oscar in 1997 for his supporting role in "Jerry Maguire".

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".

Gooding was nominated for an Emmy Award previous year for playing O.J. Simpson in the FX series "The People v. O.J. Simpson" and recently appeared on Broadway and London's West End as lawyer Billy Flynn in "Chicago".