According to Vulture, seven more women have levied accusations of sexual misconduct at Cuba Gooding Jr. Back in October, the Emmy-nominated actor pled ‘Not Guilty’ to three charges of sexual misconduct. At that time he was also accused of misconduct by twelve other women. He has yet to be charged for any of those twelve accusations OR the seven new ones brought against him.
Though October was his first real court date, Gooding has been in trouble regarding these allegations since June. As previously reported, the actor “voluntarily” met with the NYPD to discuss an alleged incident at the Magic Hour Rooftop Bar and Lounge at the Moxy NYC Times Square hotel. That incident reportedly involved sexual abuse in the third degree and forcible touching; two of the charges to which Gooding pled ‘Not Guilty’ in October.
Throughout this entire process, Gooding and his lawyer Mark Heller have maintained the actor’s innocence. Heller had this to say when Vulture reached out for comments on these latest allegations: “[Gooding] has and does deny all allegations of criminal conduct – unfortunately, people come out of the woodwork, making false allegations against Cuba, as oftentimes happens when a celebrity is accused by the District Attorney’s Office in a Public Forum.”
“The spurious, uncharged allegations offered by the District Attorney’s Office are so ancient and outdated and lacking in details and impairs the Defendant from defending against them; thus, it demonstrates that the District Attorney’s Office’s motive in introducing these inflammatory, uncharged allegations is not for any probative value, but to merely gain an advantage against the Defendant and prejudice the Jury against the Defendant.”
We will continue to update this story as new information becomes available.