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Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. to turn himself in after groping allegation

Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. to turn himself in after groping allegation”

Cuba Gooding Jr. spoke out for the first time publicly about a woman's claims that he groped her at a Manhattan nightclub - revealing he plans to turn himself over to the NYPD and insisting he is "absolutely not" guilty.

Page Six reported on Monday that Gooding, 51, was at the Magic Hour Rooftop Bar and Lounge in Midtown Manhattan around 9 p.m. when the alleged incident occurred.

Sources told the website Cuba is planning to turn himself into NY police to face questioning for a misdemeanour charge of forcible touching, where he will be accompanied by his lawyers, Peter Toumbekis and Mark J. Heller. There's a tape that shows what really happened.

FILE PHOTO: Cuba Gooding Jr. attends the 69th annual DGA Awards in Beverly Hills, California, U.S., February 4, 2017.

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". "I believe in the system and let the process speak for itself".

Gooding will surrender to the NYPD special victims unit that's leading the investigation before going to court for an arraignment, Heller said.

Gooding, a Bronx native, rose to fame after starring in Boyz N the Hood in 1991. His signature line, "Show me the money", became a popular catchphrase. In 2016, he was nominated for an Emmy for playing O.J. Simpson in the miniseries "The People v. O.J. Simpson".



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