Cuba Gooding Jr. is facing allegations from seven more women who have come forward to accuse the actor of sexual misconduct, according to reports. 22 women in total have now accused Gooding Jr. of sexual misconduct.
According to prosecutors, one woman claimed the actor groped and forcibly kissed her during the 2009 Sundance Film Festival, ripping her tights. She was able to escape his grasp when she bit his cheek and ran away. He was upset with her for not drinking with him, and called her a “picky bitch,” prosecutors state.
Back in 2011, he allegedly told another woman something along the lines of: “I know you want to be an actress; I can ruin you” after she wouldn’t let him put his hand down her pants. And more recently, in 2018, he allegedly told another woman that she was going to “sit on my face, pee in my mouth, and pee all over me.”
Mark Heller, attorney for Gooding Jr. said in a statement that the actor “has and does deny all allegations of criminal conduct.”
“Unfortunately, people come out of the woodwork, making false allegations against Cuba, as often times happens when a celebrity is accused by the District Attorney’s Office in a Public Forum,” the attorney said. “The spurious, uncharged allegations offered by the District Attorney’s Office are so ancient and outdated and lacking in details and impairs the Defendant from defending against them; thus, it demonstrates that the District Attorney’s Office’s motive in introducing these inflammatory, uncharged allegations is not for any probative value, but to merely gain an advantage against the Defendant and prejudice the Jury against the Defendant.”