Oscar winner Cuba Gooding Jr. has pleaded guilty to a lengthy criminal trial to a violent touch allegation in which he allegedly injured three different women in Manhattan between 2018 and 2019
Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. has pleaded guilty to violently touching a woman in a New York nightclub.
The 54-year-old Oscar winner on Wednesday pleaded guilty to one charge of violent contact in a lengthy criminal case alleging that he injured three different women in Manhattan between 2018 and 2019.
His guilty plea comes nearly three years after his arrest in June 2019, when a woman claimed he pressed her breast without her consent at the Magic Hour Rooftop Bar & Lounge near Times Square.
A few months later, he was charged on two more counts after more women came forward to accuse him of abuse. The new charges included violently touching a woman at the LAVO New York nightclub and pinching a waitress’s butt at TAO Downtown after a sexually suggestive comment.
Gooding pleaded guilty to the allegation related to the LAVO nightclub.
His case has faced multiple delays and was scheduled to proceed at least twice, earning a hearing date in April 2020. However, due to the surge in coronavirus cases in New York, most court cases had been dropped.
In addition to his criminal case, Gooding is charged in a civil trial with twice raping a woman in a New York hotel room in 2013.
The accusation is vehemently denied by the Hollywood actor’s lawyer.
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