NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – Cuba Gooding Jr. has pleaded not guilty to new charges in his sexual misconduct case in New York City.
Prosecutors at Thursday’s arraignment said they’ve also heard from several more women who could testify that the 51-year-old actor has had a habit of groping women over the years.
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The new charges relate to a third accuser in the case.
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Gooding was arrested in June for allegedly grabbing a 29-year-old woman’s breast without her consent at Magic Hour Rooftop Bar & Lounge near Times Square.
He was also accused of pinching another woman’s buttocks at a nightclub in Manhattan in October 2018.
Gooding’s lawyers argued the new indictment and accompanying paperwork don’t specify any wrongdoing in that alleged encounter.
Gooding has pleaded not guilty and denied all the allegations.
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Prosecutors said they intend to have up to a dozen other women testify that the star behaved similarly toward them at bars, hotels and restaurants dating back to 2001.
Judge Curtis Farber said he will rule in December whether those women can take the stand.
“We are shocked, outraged and absolutely dumbfounded that the district attorney has wasted the taxpayers’ money, resources and time,” Heller said after the last court appearance.
Both sides are due in court Jan. 2, 2020.
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