Three extra women have come ahead to cops to accuse actor Cuba Gooding Jr. of a “sample” of sexual misconduct in Manhattan bars and eating places, bringing his whole quantity of alleged victims to 5, police sources instructed The Publish on Monday.
“It’s a sample,” mentioned a supply, noting that every one of the alleged assaults, which date again to 2008, occurred in consuming and consuming institutions.
The floodgates opened towards the “Jerry Maguire” Oscar winner in June, when a 30-year-old girl accused him of grabbing her breast throughout a boozy night time out on the Magic Hour Rooftop Bar and Lounge in Midtown. Gooding was arrested for forcible touching within the case. He has maintained his innocence.
Then throughout a Manhattan legal courtroom look final week over the alleged incident, prosecutors revealed that the Bronx-born thespian additionally had been indicted in an alleged October 2018 assault involving a second girl, which Gooding additionally denies.
Now, three further women have additionally stepped ahead to accuse the 51-year-old film star of misconduct, sources mentioned — together with a girl who claims Gooding grabbed her rear at a joint on West 45th Road in 2008 and one other who says he pulled the identical stunt at a West 44th Road restaurant 5 years later.
Particulars involving the third alleged new sufferer are usually not clear. Additionally not clear are the circumstances surrounding the beforehand identified sufferer from the October 2018 accusation within the indictment.
One of these women says Gooding grabbed her rear at a lodge on Howard Road in Soho in 2018, whereas the opposite claims he reached his hand below her skirt and penetrated her together with his finger that very same yr, regulation enforcement sources mentioned.
It isn't clear the place the alleged hand-up-the-skirt incident happened.
Gooding has but to be charged within the incidents involving the three new accusers, however investigations are ongoing, police sources mentioned.
Gooding’s lawyer, Mark Heller, instructed The Publish on Monday that he was conscious of the extra claims however careworn that his consumer has solely been charged in two circumstances.
He mentioned of the October 2018 allegation, “We consider that's the solely new allegation joined to the indictment. We consider it's completely incredulous and won't give rise to any conviction in any respect.”
The authorized eagle additionally claimed that that 2018 accuser tried to extract cash from Gooding after his arrest.
“It occurred in extra of a yr in the past, and it’s a case the alleged accuser by no means pressed in that entire time nor did the police press it,” Heller mentioned. “She merely got here ahead when Cuba acquired arrested, and that was after Cuba declined to be shaken down by her. … As a result of it was not applicable and never a truthful allegation, Cuba declined to be shaken down.
“When a high-profile case comes about, very often loads of individuals come out of the woodwork.”