Cuba Gooding Jr. Accused of Sexual Misconduct By 7 More Women
Seven new women have come forward alleging sexual misconduct by Cubya Gooding Jr., bringing the number of his accusers to 22.
He has only been charged in three of the accusers’ alleged incidents, although prosecutors hope to introduce the other claims in court to prove a pattern of sexual abuse.
In January 2009, while attending the star-studded festival in Park City, Utah, Gooding allegedly invited a woman to another event, and the pair then went to a concert.
When the woman told the actor she was going to leave, he “seemed agitated” and offered to walk her out.
In a back, secluded hallway, he “began to kiss [her] without consent” and when she pushed him away, noting Gooding was married, he “placed his hand on her buttocks."
Then he pushed “his hand forcefully into the crotch area of her tights, placing his fingers on her anus” and ripping her tights.
The “Jerry Maguire” star only let the woman go when she bit his cheek, “causing him to recoil.”
The allegation is one of a slew against Gooding, dating back to 2003, and spanning six states: New York, California, Georgia, Utah, Texas and New Mexico.
In Atlanta in 2011, he groped a woman and, when she confronted him, said something to the effect of: “I know you want to be an actress; I can ruin you."
At Cafe Havana in Malibu, Calif., in 2016 he told a woman and her friend: “You guys are peeing on me tonight.” In December 2018, at the same bar, he told the same woman: “You’re going to sit on my face, pee in my mouth and pee all over me.”
A dozen women previously came forward about incidents Gooding hasn’t been charged in, including one who said he told her to “Sit on my face, pee in my mouth” at an Los Angeles bar in 2011.
Gooding faces six counts of misdemeanor sexual abuse and forcible touching involving three accusers. Prosecutors are asking a judge to allow the additional 19 accusers’ allegations to be considered at trial.
Gooding’s lawyer, Mark Heller, said in a statement Monday that his client “has and does deny all allegations of criminal conduct.” Gooding is due back in court Jan. 22.