Cuba Gooding Jr. Charged With Forcible Touching of a Woman

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Cuba Gooding Jr. turned himself into the New York Police Department on Thursday, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The 51-year-old was subsequently arrested and charged for allegedly groping a woman on Sunday night. 

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The charge is for forcible touching. 

"The NYPD takes sexual assault extremely seriously, and urges anyone who has been a victim to file a police report so we can perform a comprehensive investigation, and offer support and services to survivors," police said in a statement Monday.

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Per The New York Times, a woman told police that the Oscar-winning actor touched her breasts while he was at the Magic Hour Rooftop Bar and Lounge in Manhattan. 

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Page Six reported that patrons of the club said that Gooding was in a happy mood on the night in question. 

“He was super good … and with everyone,” one witness told the outlet.

In the aftermath, the Times reported that investigators who viewed the security footage allegedly confirmed that the incident happened. 

However, Gooding denied any wrongdoing in a video shared by TMZ

“I trust the system, let the process speak for itself,” he said. “There’s a tape that shows what really happened.”

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Gooding's lawyer, Mark Heller, told reporters that his client has "completed the surrender process," adding that he has "never seen a case like this" in his 50 years of practicing law.

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"There's not a scintilla of criminal culpability that can be contributed to Mr. Cuba Gooding Jr.," Heller continued.

Gooding is an award-winning actor who has appeared on hits such as The People v. O.J. Simpson, Jerry Maguire, and American Horror Story. 

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We'll keep you up to date on any new developments as they happen.

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Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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