*Cuba Gooding Jr has been accused of raping a woman twice in 2013, according to a civil lawsuit filed on Tuesday.
The anonymous woman claims the incident occurred at the Mercer Hotel in New York, after she met the actor at a Greenwich Village lounge. The woman claims he invited her and her friend to have drinks, but beforehand, she followed him back to his room so he could change. As she tried to leave, however, Gooding blocked her and raped her, twice, BBC reports.
Mark Jay Heller, Gooding’s attorney, denied the allegations.
“We never received the complaint, but the allegations are completely false and perjurious,” he told Variety. “The contentions that he acted inappropriately in the complaint are completely inappropriate and untruthful.”
Gooding is currently awaiting trial for separate charges of misdemeanor forcible touching and sexual abuse.
Since last year, over 20 women have come forward with allegations of sexual misconduct against Cuba Gooding Jr.
One woman claims the actor groped, forcibly kissed her and ripped her tights at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. She was able to escape his grasp when she bit his cheek and ran away, Complex reports.
Back in 2011, the “Jerry Maguire” star allegedly told a woman: “I know you want to be an actress; I can ruin you” after she refused to let him put his hand down her pants. Last year, he allegedly told another woman to “sit on my face, pee in my mouth, and pee all over me,” the report states.
Three other women have also come forward with allegations of sexual misconduct against the Hollywood star.
“It’s a pattern,” said a source, noting that all of the alleged attacks, which date back to 2008, occurred at bars or restaurants, Page Six reports.
Goodling was previously indicted on an additional undisclosed charge in his current sexual misconduct case with a woman who accused him of grabbing her breast at the Magic Hour Rooftop Bar and Lounge in the Moxy Times Square hotel in June 2018.
Gooding has pleaded not guilty to all charges.