*Cuba Gooding Jr. may just be correct when he says a surveillance video shows he didn’t grope woman at a Manhattan nightclub this past Sunday night.
Gooding Jr’s attorney is saying the same thing about the video. In fact, the movie star is now considering NOT turninjg himself in sometime today to the NYPD.
The possible change of plans comes in the wake of attorney Mark Heller telling TMZ that video from Magic Hour Rooftop Bar and Lounge shows “absolutely no criminality taking place on the part of my client.”
Heller did not return calls for comment early Thursday and the video in question has not been released publicly.
The hard-partying actor and his attorneys planned to meet with cops at Manhattan’s Special Victims Division in Harlem around noon on Thursday, Heller said earlier on Wednesday.
Well ain’t this about a blip. Just as the Gooding Jr. team was starting to feel good about thier situation because surveillance video corroborates their story that Gooding Jr. didn’t grope a woman, now we’re learing of another woman accusing him for the same thing.
The alleged victim came forward after reading about the ioncident we just reported on above. The older incident also allegedly happened at a restaurant in Manhattan, only in this case, the woman says the actor groped her butt.
Lord have mercy! This could obviously copmplicate things for Team Gooding Jr. as he’s trying to decide whether to actually turn himself in for the more recent groping assertion.
in any event, if he does sources say he would likely be arrested for forcible touching — a misdemeanor charge with a two-year statute of limitations, meaning he can’t be prosecuted for the older alleged incident.
“No one has brought any of that to my attention,” Gooding’s attorney Mark Heller told The Post.
When he was told that the allegations date back more than 10 years ago, he added sarcastically, “Good luck to her” and noted the statute of limitations.