A Manhattan prosecutor said in court on Wednesday that Cuba Gooding Jr., the actor who was charged with forcibly kissing or forcibly kissing her in more than two decades of encounters by more than 20 women, was convicted of one count of forcible touching. will be held guilty. ,
Mr Gooding faced a criminal trial in 2018 and 2019 for allegedly sexually assaulting three women in Manhattan restaurants and nightclubs. The Manhattan District Attorney’s office asked a judge to accept as witnesses 19 other women who said they had come forward. Alleging such conduct on Mr.
The district attorney’s office wrote in a court filing in October 2019, “Mr. Gooding’s “prior acts show that his contacts with his intimate parts are intentional, not accidental, and not false about his lack of consent.” is.”
The judge eventually ruled that two additional accused could testify against Gooding at trial, which would have allowed prosecutors to argue in court that Gooding had displayed similar conduct for years.
Mr Gooding appeared before State Supreme Court Judge Curtis Farber in Manhattan to file his plea and is likely to briefly explain in court why he pleaded guilty. The judge would then have to accept the petition.
Mr Gooding was originally charged in connection with an encounter during a party at the Magic Hour Rooftop Bar, an upmarket lounge at the Moxie NYC Times Square Hotel in Manhattan, on the night of June 9, 2019. The accused said Mr Gooding placed and squeezed his hand on her breast without her consent, according to a criminal complaint.
He was later accused of pinching down a woman at a Manhattan nightclub in October 2018 and an incident at Lavo’s, an Italian restaurant on East 58 Street, in September 2018.
Gooding, a Bronx native, had his first major breakthrough in the 1991 film “Boys n the Hood,” and won an Academy Award in 1987 for his supporting role in “Jerry Maguire.” He played OJ Simpson in the 2016 television series “The People v. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story”.