Boys in the hood star, Cuba Gooding Jr. surrendered himself into the New York police custody on Thursday after a woman alleged he grope her at a nightclub over the weekend.
Cuba was charged with one count of forcible touching. Gooding turned himself over to the NYPD‘s SVU Thursday afternoon where he was processed.
The Oscar winner had a mug shot taken and was fingerprinted before he was led out of the station wearing handcuffs.
This started because a 29-year-old woman told police that the actor grabbed her breast while he was intoxicated on Sunday at the Magic Hour Rooftop Bar & Lounge.
TMZ has a video posted on its website showing what may be the incident in question.
One of the videos show Cuba Gooding Jr. sitting talking with a woman privately.
Then the 29-year-old came and sit down on the other side with the woman between them. In the video, it appears Gooding places his hand on her knee or thigh. Next, it seems Cuba moves his hand to her breast. However, there doesn't seem to be any objection to this touching.
The video continues with even more "Frisky" behavior when a man walked up and stood in front of the 3 people (Cuba, and the 2 women) appearing to stick his crouch in their face. It appears that Cuba and one of the women took a play grab at it.
Of course, Gooding and his defense attorney, Mark J. Heller, have denied the allegation.
Heller gave a phone interview to The Time and stated, “We have reviewed almost two hours of tapes, and we do not see any criminal conduct having been perpetrated on his part.”
I don't think this is a case of did he grab the boob but whether if it was not warranted.