The woman, identified in the lawsuit only as "Jane Doe," said she met Gooding in a Manhattan bar in August 2013 and was invited to join him for drinks at a nearby hotel. Gooding asked her up to his hotel room, where he said he needed to change his clothes. The actor then raped her both vaginally and anally, according to the lawsuit, which was filed in the Southern District of New York.
Gooding's lawyer calls the ruling a "tremendous victory." A judge set Cuba Gooding Jr.'s trial date for Apr. 21.
James “Radio” Kennedy, the inspiration for the 2003 Cuba Gooding Jr. film “Radio,” died early Sunday at age 73.Harold Jones, the former football coach at T.L. Hanna High School in Anderson County, South Carolina, played by Ed Harris in the film, confirmed Kennedy’s death to the Anderson Independent Mail.The 2003 film centered on the relationship between Jones and Kennedy, a young man with intellectual disabilities and an infectious smile who had long been drawn to Hanna’s football program since showing up on the field as a teenager in the mid-1960s.Also Read: Hollywood's Notable Deaths of 2019 (Photos)He gained the nickname “Radio” for the transistor radio he kept with him at all times — and soon won acceptance from both the team as well as the surrounding community — where he became what the Independent Mail called an “unofficial 11th-grader” at T.L. Hanna High School for decades.“He became a fixture at football practices, standing passively and watching, until one day when he began to mimic the coaches’ signals and tried his hand at yelling out commands,” former T.L. Hanna High Principal Sheila Hilton told local TV station WYFF. “At that point, he could have been labeled a distraction and sent away. But he was not. The coaches embraced him, and as coaches came and went, someone would always take over in caring for him.”Anderson County’s embrace of Kennedy sparked a memorable Sports Illustrated story, which led to director Michael Tollin’s 2003 film — which earned both Gooding and supporting actress Alfre Woodward NAACP Image Awards.According to the Independent Mail, Kennedy continued to volunteer regularly even as he faced health issues in recent years — and twice led the Hanna football team onto the field this season with the help of a golf cart.Read original story James ‘Radio’ Kennedy, Who Inspired 2003 Cuba Gooding Jr Film, Dies at 73 At TheWrap
Seven more women have come forward to accuse Cuba Gooding Jr. of sexual misconduct, bringing his total accusers to 22.
Prosecutors detail 12 uncharged sexual misconduct allegations against Gooding stemming from 2001 to 2018.
Two of the women bringing new accusations against Gooding said he grabbed their behinds in New York City restaurants, while the third woman’s accusations are unclear, according to the New York Post’s Page Six.
The charges against the actor in the indictment "cover the existing incident, as well as a new, previously uncharged incident."
The actor seeks dismissal of groping charge at hearing Wednesday, says accuser's blog posts show "troubled mentality" that explain "false" allegation.
Claudia Oshry claimed on her podcast "The Morning Toast" that Cuba Gooding Jr. touched her inappropriately.
A spokesman for the New York Police Department and other NYPD sources confirmed to multiple media organizations that they’re investigating a possible charge of forcible touching.
Air New Zealand is known for its in-flight safety videos featuring Betty White, Anna Faris, Richard Simmons, Sports Illustrated supermodels like Chrissy Teigen, and even Elijah Wood, Sir Peter Jackson, and the hobbits from The Lord of the Rings. Previous videos have also included a lineup of homegrown Kiwi, icons like professional athlete Eliza McCartney and supermodel Rachel Hunter.
While overseas promoting The Mummy, Tom Cruise sat down with Alison King from British talk show This Morning, and King had the idea to recreate one of Cruise’s most iconic movie scenes from Jerry Maguire with a modern twist: King changed “Show me the money,” into “Show me the mummy.” Cruise, for his part, was more than happy to play along…once he realized what they were doing, that is.
Soul singer Cuba Gooding Sr., father of Cuba Gooding Jr., was found dead in his car in the Woodland Hills area of Los Angeles on Thursday from a suspected drug overdose. He was 72.
Some of Hollywood’s biggest stars hit the stage at the 74th Golden Globe Awards on Sunday night to present their peers with awards. Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant joked about an orgy, Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn cracked everyone up with Goldie’s inability to read the prompter without her glasses, and Kristen Wiig and Steve Carell made everyone laugh with really depressing stories.
The Twitterverse was aflutter last night when a tweet went out from the Television Academy welcoming Cuba Gooding Jr. to the Emmys red carpet.
One of the most intriguing aspects of FX’s The People v. O.J. Simpson is the wide range of relationships on display, from the epic ego clashes of defense attorneys Johnnie Cochran and Robert Shapiro to the trial-by-fire friendship of O.J. Simpson and Robert Kardashian.
FX’s The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story is a fascinating look back at an unforgettable moment in pop-culture history. But the whole thing would fall apart if the actors didn’t look exactly like the famous characters they’re playing.
The O.J. Simpson murder case was such a seismic cultural event, we all remember where we were during key moments of it — even big Hollywood stars.