Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. intends to turn himself in to New York City police after a woman accused him of groping her at a Manhattan bar over the weekend, NBC News reported on Wednesday, citing Gooding’s representative.
The Oscar-winning actor plans to present himself to the NYPD’s sex crimes unit on Thursday.
The woman, who has not been identified, alleged that Gooding touched her breasts at the bar on Sunday night, the network said, citing law enforcement sources.
In a video posted on news site, Gooding denied that he had groped anyone.
The actor said he went to a bar, talked and took pictures with people, and left.
“I trust the system,” he said as he walked through Los Angeles International Airport, adding that there was a tape “that shows what really happened.”
Asked if “there was any groping involved,” Gooding said “no, nothing.” He also said “absolutely not” when asked if he was guilty.
Attorneys for Gooding did not immediately respond to requests for comment or confirmation.
NYPD spokesperson Detective Sophia Mason said she had seen the news report, but had no information on it.
Source – SABC News