Cuba Gooding Jr.
Cuba Gooding Jr. absolutely touched the upper leg and also bust of the lady implicating him of searching — it’s clear in this monitoring video clip acquired by TMZ — yet his lawyers appear to be analyzing the video clip much in a different way from cops.
Around 10: 15 PM on Sunday, Gooding and also his GF, Claudine De Niro, were resting on a sofa in the Magic Hour Rooftop Lounge in New York City … when the accuser took a seat beside them. Almost quickly you see Gooding get to over Claudine and also put his hand on the lady’s left upper leg.
A couple of secs later on his hand goes up to her bust, and also the accuser places her hand on his. What occurs following is open to analysis — she either presses his restore towards him, or he draws her hand to his mouth and also kisses it.
Another male after that strolls over and also stands in front of the team. He places his hands on the shoulders of Gooding and also the accuser, leans over and also seems speaking to the whole team.
Things obtain a little strange after that … as the male gyrates, accentuating his crotch. It shows up Gooding and also his GF happily paw at his crotch. The individual additionally takes a beverage far from Gooding. A couple of even more individuals sign up with the team, and also every person’s delicately talking for a couple of even more mins. They all leave — independently yet parallel — concerning 3 mins after the preliminary touching. There’s no disagreement.
However, concerning 30 mins later on … Cuba and also Claudine were downstairs relaxing on a sofa and also constructing out. A male, that we’re informed jobs protection for bench, was standing beside the sofa when the accuser approached him and also began suggesting.
We’ve obscured her face to safeguard her identification, yet she shows up to state, “Yes, he did.” She duplicated that after the guard drank his head. It’s vague if Cuba heard their discussion, yet he rose, stumbled and after that strolled ideal past the accuser and also left.
Claudine and also the guard complied with right behind him.
As we reported, Gooding was apprehended Thursday and also reserved for offense physical touching. His lawyer, Mark Heller, informed us Wednesday he saw “no criminality” on Cuba’s component in the video clip … something he duplicated after the apprehension.
We called Heller concerning this article, yet he decreased to comment.
Cuba himself talked on Tuesday in L.A. and also informed us he thought the monitoring video clip would certainly reveal “what really happened, and that’s the most important thing.”