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Cuba Gooding Jr. to turn himself over to police today

Cuba Gooding Jr. to turn himself over to police today

A second woman has come forward accusing actor Cuba Gooding Jr. of misconduct, a police source told PIX11 News Thursday.

"There is not a scintilla of criminal culpability that can be attributed to Cuba Gooding Jr.", Heller said after the actor was charged.

The lawyer told TMZ that surveillance footage from the Magic Hour Rooftop Bar and Lounge, where the alleged incident occurred, showed "absolutely no criminality taking place on the part of my client".

Heller said he doubted the accuser would show up at court hearings and suggested prosecutors should charge her with perjury if she testified in court and her allegations were contradicted by video.

According to the New York Post, the woman immediately objected, which led to an argument with Gooding, which was then broken up by security.

In 2012, Gooding Jr. faced similar trouble when a New Orleans bartender accused him of pushing her.

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Early Monday morning, a female called 911 to report that her breast had been allegedly touched by Cuba while at a Manhattan bar, TMZ reports. "And you have to have faith in what people say", he said, adding, "I trust the system and will let the process speak for itself". "That's the most important thing - let's not take away from that".

Videos shared by TMZ showed Gooding at the Magic Hour dancing wildly and singing into a microphone that night.

The bar, on the roof of the Moxy Hotel near Times Square, features a mini-golf course and sweeping views of the Empire State Building and other Big Apple landmarks.

Gooding's first major role came in the groundbreaking 1991 movie about life in the inner city, Boyz n the Hood.

Gooding won the Academy Award for best supporting actor in 1997 for his portrayal of an athlete in the film Jerry Maguire. His signature line, "Show me the money", became a popular catchphrase. He also recently scored an Emmy nomination for his performance as O.J. Simpson on FX's The People v. O.J. Simpson.