Despite fighting sexual misconduct allegations, Cuba Gooding Jr. didn’t seem to have a care in the world as he danced court side at a recent Brooklyn Nets basketball game in New York City.
As RadarOnline.com previously reported, Gooding, 51, pleaded not guilty on Oct. 15 to a New York indictment alleging two instances of sexual misconduct against women.
The Oscar winner was charged in June with allegedly grabbing the breast of a woman in a Manhattan rooftop bar. He appeared before a judge in New York City and was released on his own recognizance.
Shockingly, just as the actor was pleading not guilty in his case, a Manhattan prosecutor revealed that up to a dozen other accusers could testify at the Oscar winner’s upcoming sexual misconduct trial.
The allegations from the women range from 2001 to 2018 and all involve claims he touched or grabbed women at bars, hotels or restaurants.
Prosecutors said several of the alleged incidents happened in New York or the Los Angeles area. Others are said to have occurred in Las Vegas, Dallas and Albuquerque, New Mexico.
But while the claims are serious, Gooding didn’t seem too stressed out while at the basketball game. Click through Radar’s gallery to see his night in New York.
Gooding was laughing and smiling at the basketball game at the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn on Nov. 4.
The actor watched the Nets take on the New Orleans Pelicans.
Carefree or Clueless?
Judging from his carefree dancing, Gooding doesn’t seem at all bothered that behind the scenes he’s fighting sexual misconduct allegations.
As Radar reported, The Morning Toast host Claudia Oshry is one of the women who has accused Gooding of misconduct. She claimed the alleged assault happened when she was only 16 years old. “Cuba Gooding Jr. put his finger up my butt,” she alleged. “I felt so, like, I don’t even know what the right word is. Now it’s kind of just become a part of who I am. It’s part of my story.”
Gooding’s lawyer said that he is “absolutely dumbfounded” by Oshry’s claims, and added there are two witnesses who say the groping never happened and a bar video backs up that claim.