Cuba Gooding Jr. is urging prosecutors to drop the charges filed against him because he feels the alleged victim's mental instability led her to accuse him of a crime he says he didn't commit.
On Friday, Gooding's legal team filed a motion to dismiss his charges. In documents obtained by TMZ, the actors' attorneys use several quotes from the victim's blog to question her mental stability. They feel like this evidence proves the accuser's mental illnesses led her to fabricate her interaction with their client. In the alleged posts, the victim outlines her mental conditions and how they impact her life.
"I got diagnosed with depression, ADHD, Anxiety Disorder, and PTSD and basically learned that my brain was one big fat mass," she allegedly wrote. The woman then went on to explain how these disorders manifest through her personality.
"I am quite prideful. I must win," another quote reads. "[I]n a world of extensions and fake boobs, my short haircut paired with my moderate breast size makes me feel invisible. Some people are scared of others and want nothing more than to be invisible. I am not that type of person. I am starting to be seen."
After being made aware of the post, Gooding issued a statement to TMZ that condemned the prosecution for continuing to investigate the alleged incident before taking a thorough look into the woman's life.
"After reading and reviewing the motion to dismiss in the interest of justice, I was deeply surprised that the prosecutors office didn’t evaluate this woman’s history before undertaking to prosecute me in light of her warped mental state as revealed by her blog," Gooding said.
In addition to her blog posts, Gooding's lawyers point to the inconsistencies in the victim's story as further proof their client is innocent. According to reports, a woman called police at around 1 a.m. on June 10 claiming Gooding groped her while clubbing in Manhattan around 9 p.m. on June 9. She said this resulted in an altercation that required security to intervene.
The judge is set to rule on Gooding's motion this Wednesday and the actor is confident the court will side with him after presenting his claims.
"I am now more than ever hopeful and confident that the justice system will rise to the occasion on Wednesday and drop these charges to protect an individual such as myself who has been wrongly accused without the benefit of the police doing their due diligence to ascertain if it was appropriate to drag me through the system based on such unsubstantiated claims," the actor told TMZ.
Gooding turned himself in to authorities last week and is currently charged with a misdemeanor for forcible touching.