A second woman is accusing Cuba Gooding Jr. of groping her. This second incident occurred more than a decade ago, sources tell Page Six. The alleged victim came forward after reading that another woman has accused the Oscar winner of misconduct in an incident that allegedly happened at a rooftop bar in Manhattan Sunday.
Gooding Jr. surrendered to police Thursday over the incident on Sunday. The 51-year-old Oscar-winner arrived to the police station around 11 a.m., surrounded by his team of lawyers.
He was arrested and charged with “forcible touching.”
Gooding Jr. has maintained his innocence and said he trusts the “system” to exonerate him.
When Gooding Jr.’s lawyer Mark Heller was told that the allegations date back to more than 10 years ago, he told Page Six sarcastically, “Good luck to her” and noted the two-year statute of limitations on misdemeanor charges.
He also told reporters “There is not the slightest scintilla of inappropriate conduct on his part,” and that he “it is not uncommon for people to come out of the woodwork when these things happen.”
Furthermore, upon reviewing the video evidence, Heller said he didn’t initially expect charges, and pegs them to “overzealous” prosecutors.
“I must say it was really very disturbing to me after my office reviewed the video, that the prosecutors did not decline to prosecute,” Heller said.