October 31, 2019 | 10:04am
Cuba Gooding Jr. touched the backside of a Tao nightclub server in Chelsea, in accordance to a lately launched video of the incident.
Within the murky and white surveillance footage received by TMZ, the actor passes server Natasha Ashworth, then turns round and pats her on the shoulder as she’s chatting with yet any other man.
He then reaches in the back of her and touches her backside, prompting her to chase away, in accordance to footage of the Oct. 24, 2018, bump into.
He looks to accumulate a witness at to contact her buttocks all over again but she swats his arm away. A man intervenes and escorts Gooding commence air.
The “Jerry Maguire” actor has been indicted on prices of misdemeanor sexual abuse and forcible touching for the incident. Gooding is slated to be arraigned in The wide apple Supreme Court docket on prices linked to a brand new accuser and is anticipated to plead now not guilty.
Ashworth filed a swimsuit against the actor earlier this month alleging assault, battery and intentional infliction of emotional spoil. She says that before the butt “pinch,” Gooding asked her, “Carry out you will want to gaze my influence of a penis?” She stated no but he proceeded anyway, in accordance to the swimsuit.
“The video clearly does now not clarify as alleged by the accuser that Cuba pinched her butt,” stated Gooding’s protection attorney Label Jay Heller. “He merely tapped her back as he exited the skill, which does now not constitute against the law.”
He faces six counts of misdemeanor sexual abuse and forcible touching for alleged crimes against three females. No now not up to 14 females trust arrive forward and accused him of touching them inappropriately.
In June, he turned into as soon as first arrested after a lady suggested police he squeezed her breast at the Magic Hour Rooftop Bar and Lounge at the Moxy hotel.