UPDATED 06/13/19 4:50 p.m. ET: A second woman has come forward to accuse Cuba Gooding Jr. of groping her. According to the New York Daily News, an unnamed woman went to the police to relay a time when the actor touched her without her consent. She said Gooding grabbed her butt at the Butter Restaurant in Midtown in 2008.
Cuba Gooding Jr. turned himself in to NYPD on Thursday. The Oscar winner has been charged with a misdemeanor for forcible touching. He maintains that he did not grope a woman's breast at a Manhattan club on Saturday.
When TMZ caught up with the actor on Tuesday, he said to "trust the system," and seemed confident that a video recording of the night in question will show that he's innocent of any wrongdoing.
The website has since published surveillance footage it says shows Gooding committing the alleged groping.
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New York City authorities are investigating allegations that Cuba Gooding, Jr. forcefully touched a woman.
Police sources disclosed to Page Six that a 30-year-old woman accused the actor of grabbing her breast while they were partying at a Manhattan club on Saturday night. The woman states that Gooding was "highly intoxicated" when the incident happened and it led to an argument between herself and the actor that security had to defuse.
The altercation is said to have taken place around 9 p.m. and security footage captured Gooding leaving the establishment shortly after the alleged interaction. The victim notified the NYPD of the exchange at around 1 a.m. The Special Victims Division is now handling the case and the actor will likely be charged with forcible touching.
The investigation mirrors another 2016 allegation in Miami, where a waitress claimed Gooding got intoxicated and started being "beyond frisky with girls." He allegedly pulled down his pants and put someone else's phone in his mouth. Gooding has yet to address the latest claims made against him.