Cuba Gooding Jr.’s Trial Date For Sexual Abuse Case Set For February 2022

Cuba Gooding, Jr.

Cuba Gooding Jr.’s Trial Date For Sexual Abuse Case Set For 2022

A court date has been set for Cuba Gooding Jr.’s sexual abuse case. According to reports, a Manhattan judge ruled today (Monday, Oct. 18) that Cuba Gooding Jr., 53, will stand trial next year, Feb. 1, for allegedly groping three women in separate incidents. While setting the court date the judge said,

“This case has been on my calendar for two years, going on three years. This is a firm trial date and it has to go.”

Cuba Gooding Jr.’s lawyer reportedly fought to delay the in-person trial until late 2022, claiming he had other cases that were older.

However, the lawyer replied to the judge’s trial date and said,

“I’ll make it work.”

As previously reported, Gooding was arrested in 2019 after a woman told police he squeezed her breast without her consent at the Moxy Hotel in NYC. He was also charged with pinching another woman’s buttocks at TAO Downtown and forcibly touching a woman inappropriately at the LAVO New York nightclub – both incidents took place in 2018.

The ‘Radio’ actor pleaded not guilty to the three separate alleged sexual assault incidents. If convicted of the top count, he faces up to one year behind bars.

Cuba Gooding Jr.

These are not the only sexual abuse claims Gooding has faced. Multiple allegations have surfaced against the actor over the years including abuse claims from comedian/social media star Claudia Oshry, 27. In 2019  Claudia Oshry accused Gooding of sexually assaulting her when she was just 16 years old. She said,

“At the end of the day, like, I don’t know if I’ve ever considered myself to be, like, a victim of sexual assault because I’m not. There are people who are real victims that I would never compare myself to them. But yes, when I was in high school — I was f*cking 16 years old — Cuba Gooding Jr. put his finger up my butt, and I felt wild. Like, I felt— I don’t even know what the right word is. And now, it’s just become, like, a part of who I am. It’s a part of my story.”

Claudia Oshry

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Authored by: Twila-Amoure McDaniel