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Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. enters guilty plea for forcibly touching woman at New York nightclub

Video above: Cuba Gooding Jr. arrives in New York court in 2020 Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. pleaded guilty Wednesday to forcibly touching a woman at a New York nightclub in 2018. The statement is almost three years after Oscar-winning star of “Jerry Maguire” was arrested in the case that had many delays as his lawyers tried to reduce or dismiss the charges. Gooding, 54, accused of abusing three different women at various nightclubs in Manhattan in 2018 and 2019, pleaded guilty to only one of the allegations. told the judge that he “kissed the waitress on her lips” without his consent at the LAVO nightclub in New York. The Gooding deal does not require imprisonment. If he continues to give advice for six months, he may withdraw the misdemeanor complaint and plead guilty to a lesser violation of harassment. Gooding was arrested in June 2019 after a 29-year-old told police he had her chest tightened without her consent at the Magic Hour Rooftop Bar & Lounge near Times Square. A few months later, he was charged in two additional cases, as more women came to accuse him of abuse. The new allegations allege he stabbed a server in the buttocks after making a sexually explicit comment to her at TAO Downtown and violently touching a woman at the LAVO nightclub, both in 2018. Gooding had previously pleaded not guilty to six counts of misdemeanor charges. deny all charges of wrongdoing. His lawyers argued that the overzealous prosecutors, trapped in the heat of the #MeToo movement, were trying to turn “common gestures” or misunderstandings into crimes. The judge had ruled that if Gooding’s case led to a trial, prosecutors could have called in two additional women to testify about their allegations that Gooding also violated them. These women, whose claims did not result in criminal charges, were among 19 other prosecutors whom prosecutors tried to call as witnesses. Along with the criminal case, Gooding is accused of raping a woman in New York in 2013. After a judge ruled in absentia in July that Gooding had not responded to the lawsuit, the actor retained a lawyer and is fighting the allegations.

Video above: Cuba Gooding Jr. arrives in court in New York in 2020

Cuban actor Gooding Jr. pleaded guilty Wednesday to forcibly touching a woman in a New York nightclub in 2018.

The indictment came almost three years after the arrest of Oscar-winning star Jerry Maguire in the case, which was delayed as his lawyers tried to reduce or dismiss the charges.

Gooding, 54, accused of harassing three different women at various Manhattan nightclubs in 2018 and 2019, pleaded guilty to only one of the charges.

He told the judge that he “kissed the waitress on her lips” without his consent at the LAVO nightclub in New York.

The Gooding deal does not require imprisonment. If he continues to give advice for six months, he can withdraw the misdemeanor complaint and plead guilty to a lesser violation of harassment.

Gooding was arrested in June 2019 after a 29-year-old told police he had her chest tightened without her consent at the Magic Hour Rooftop Bar & Lounge near Times Square.

A few months later, he was charged in two additional cases, as more women showed up to accuse him of abuse. The new allegations claim that he bit the buttocks of a server after he made a sexually suggestive comment to her at TAO Downtown and violently touched a woman at the LAVO nightclub, both in 2018.

Gooding had previously pleaded not guilty to six counts of felony criminal mischief and denied any wrongdoing. His lawyers argued that the overzealous prosecutors, trapped in the heat of the #MeToo movement, were trying to turn “common gestures” or misunderstandings into crimes.

The judge had ruled that if Gooding’s case led to a trial, prosecutors could call two additional women to testify about their allegations that Gooding also violated them. These women, whose claims did not result in criminal charges, were among 19 other prosecutors whom prosecutors tried to call as witnesses.

Along with the criminal case, Gooding is accused of raping a woman in New York in 2013. After a judge ruled in absentia in July that Gooding had not responded to the lawsuit, the actor kept a lawyer and the allegations clash.

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