Cuba Gooding Jr. has simply been charged with one other crime, though the Manhattan D.A. is being tremendous secretive over the precise nature of the cost and the alleged sufferer.
Cuba confirmed up in court docket Thursday — everybody thought it was for his sexual assault case — however apparently that was not the case. The D.A. advised the choose there was a further incident that’s the foundation of the brand new cost.
It’s unclear if the alleged sufferer is similar lady who made the preliminary allegation towards the actor. When Cuba was arrested, the D.A. revealed there was a further incident the NYPD was investigating, but it surely’s unclear if that is the idea for the brand new allegation.
Cuba can be arraigned on the brand new cost subsequent week.
We broke the story … Cuba’s group filed a movement to dismiss the case in June claiming the accuser’s personal phrases — from weblog entries — present she has a “warped mental state.” This did NOT sit effectively with the D.A.’s Office, which referred to as out Cuba for utilizing the alleged sufferer’s psychological well being as an excuse to toss the case.
As we reported … Cuba turned himself in a number of days after the girl referred to as 911 claiming he touched her breast with out consent at a New York bar. He was charged with one depend of misdemeanor forcible touching and one depend of sexual abuse within the third diploma. Cuba pled not responsible.
TMZ obtained video of the incident in addition to one other run-in after the alleged groping incident. Cuba claims within the vid, he introduced his hand as much as her hand — NOT her breast — and introduced her hand to his lips for a kiss. But, he’s adamant … he by no means touched her breast.
Cuba’s facet has additionally argued the case is suffering from factual inconsistencies and a scarcity of conclusive video proof. Cuba believes he’ll be exonerated.