Oscar-winning actor Cuba Gooding Jr. is under investigation by police in New York, according to media reports, after he allegedly groped a woman’s breast Sunday night in a Manhattan bar.
“Two spokesmen for the NYPD, Det. Hubert Reyes and Det. Martin Brown, confirmed Monday the Special Victims squad is investigating an allegation of ‘forcible touching’ but would not confirm the allegation involves Gooding,” USA Today reports.
The New York Post’s Page Six reports: “The 30-year-old woman told cops the actor grabbed her breast while they were socializing around 9 p.m. at the Magic Hour Rooftop Bar and Lounge on 7th Avenue in Midtown.
“The woman said Gooding was ‘highly intoxicated’ and that, after the alleged grab, she got into an argument with him that had to be broken up by security, the sources said.”
The woman reportedly called 911 around 1 a.m.
“Responding cops searched the area for Gooding but did not find him. The case was referred to the NYPD Special Victims Division, the sources said, which is probing a potential forcible touching charge,” The Post reports. “Social media posts showed Gooding at the hotspot inside the Moxy Hotel Times Square in a torn button-down shirt and belting out a spirited rendition of Journey’s song ‘Faithfully’ into a microphone.”