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Blame it on the alcohol?
Looks like when Cuba Gooding Jr. has liquor in his system, he gets too touchy-feely with women, allegedly.
According to several news reports, the 51-year-old actor is being accused of touching two different women on separate occasions.
In one recent incident, (June 9th), he allegedly “grabbed a woman’s breast at a New York nightclub while intoxicated.” The Jane Doe claims “the star grabbed her breast when she brought him a glass of water because he was so drunk.” Another accuser said he grabbed her buttocks at a different event.
Gooding’s legal team says that their client is innocent. The actor told TMZ,
“I trust the system and the process. There’s a tape that shows what really happens and that’s all. I was at a club, I left, I met a bunch of people, I took pictures and… you have to have faith in what people say.”
The actor turned himself in today and appeared in court with a smile on his face. He plans on entering a not guilty plea.
Take a look at the news coverage:
This is a video captured by TMZ of him the night of the alleged incident:
In 2012, “Gooding Jr. faced similar trouble when a New Orleans bartender accused him of pushing her.” She eventually dropped the charges.