Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. pleaded not guilty on Thursday to new charges of sexual misconduct involving a third woman, less than a month after pleading not guilty to accusations of groping one woman’s breasts and pinching another’s buttocks.
Gooding pleaded not guilty to the new misdemeanor charges of forcible touching and sexual abuse in Manhattan Supreme Court.
He is due back in court on January 22.
According to an indictment released by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, the latest charges stem from an incident that took place the night of September 9, 2018 at Manhattan’s Lavo nightclub. The indictment did not contain any further details.
Gooding, 51, won a best supporting actor Oscar in 1997 for the film “Jerry Maguire” and is known for roles in movies including “A Few Good Men” and “The Butler” and in the television miniseries “The People v. O.J. Simpson.”
He was previously charged with touching a woman’s breasts at the Manhattan bar Magic Hour and separately with pinching a woman’s buttocks at the TAO nightclub, also in Manhattan, in October 2018.
He pleaded not guilty to those charges on October 15.
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