Monday, April 19, 2021

Cuba Gooding Jr. Heads Back to NYC to Turn Himself in to NYPD Over Groping Claim

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*Cuba Gooding Jr. has responded to accusations that he groped a woman’s breasts at a Manhattan bar. The actor says he plans to turn himself over to the NYPD and insists he is “absolutely not” guilty.

Cuba was at LAX Tuesday night to board a flight to NYC  when he was asked him directly about the groping allegation.

He says he was there partying with friends, and posed for pics with fans, but says no one was touched inappropriately … not even by accident.

“I trust the system,” the 51-year-old actor said. “There’s a tape that shows what really happened — that’s the most important thing.”

When pushed about “what really happened,” he responded:

“I was at the club, I left. I met a bunch of people, I said hello, I took pictures and … you know, you have to have faith in what people are saying … now I’m giving the process the chance to show what happened, what went down.”

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In addition to the video above of Gooding partying last Sunday night like it’ was 1999, he says there’s also surveillance video that will show he’s innocent.

Oh yeah, he also gave props to Jon Stewart, who hours earlier had blasted Congress over the 9/11 Victims Fund, and said that’s what’s really important now.

As for his legal issue, the “Jerry Maguire” actor didn’t seem too fazed.  According to sources, on Thursday, he’ll surrender at the Manhattan Special Victim’s Unit and will be accompanied by his lawyers, Peter Toumbekis and Mark J. Heller. Cops will fingerprint him, and take a mug shot … and hopefully bail out.

Since’s he’s putting his “trust” in the “system” everything should work out in his favor, right?

He better hope so. We wish him the best.

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