NYPD has a brand new set of Cuba Gooding Jr.’s fingerprints after reserving the Oscar winner on a brand new cost … one prosecutors are nonetheless preserving below wraps.
Cuba was processed Tuesday morning, forward of his scheduled arraignment Tuesday afternoon. While that was occurring, his lawyer, Mark Heller, was in entrance of the Manhattan courthouse and mentioned Cuba had surrendered to cops.
Heller additionally took a number of jabs on the prosecutors, insinuating they solely tacked on this extra cost after developing brief on proof within the preliminary case — the alleged groping at a rooftop bar. He additionally groused at prosecutors shifting each instances to New York’s Supreme Court as a result of it permits them to start out the case throughout, and delay Cuba from getting his day in courtroom.
The Manhattan D.A. has remained tight-lipped about what precisely the brand new alleged sufferer is claiming. The cost shall be revealed at Tuesday’s arraignment, and we’re informed Cuba will plead not responsible.
As we reported … Cuba’s camp believes the girl is making a declare about an incident from 2018, however they’re additionally claiming she reached out to shake him down for a settlement. Sounds like they’re ready to battle this declare in courtroom as effectively.
Of course, he additionally denied the allegations in opposition to him from earlier this 12 months — when a lady claimed he touched her breast — by pleading not responsible, with all smiles by means of just about each step of the case.
TMZ obtained surveillance footage from the night time in query — exhibiting the alleged encounter, in addition to some aftermath … which seems to indicate Cuba making contact along with her. Cuba and co. insist he touched her hand, and NOT her breast as she claims.
He initially tried getting the case tossed by trashing his accuser’s psychological state however to no avail.