Cuba Gooding Jr. has been accused of touching a woman inappropriately at a Manhattan night club.
A spokesman for the New York Police Department and sources within the department confirmed to multiple media organizations that they’re investigating a possible charge of forcible touching against the Oscar-winning actor.
The woman, who is 30, according to the New York Post’s Page Six, filed a police report after Gooding allegedly groped her breast at about 9pm on Sunday at the Magic Hour Rooftop Bar and Lounge. The alleged victim said Gooding was “highly intoxicated” and his encounter with her ended in an argument that required security.
TMZ reports that the NYPD is searching for the actor and “the plan is to book him.”
When contacted about the story, a spokesperson for the department told Yahoo Entertainment, “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.”
Gooding’s team did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
In 2012, Gooding faced legal woes in another bar, the Old Absinthe House in New Orleans, where he was filming The Butler. A French Quarter bartender said that Gooding pushed her after she asked him to leave the bar, because he was upset that some other patrons were taking photos of him. However, she later dropped all charges against him.
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