After about 20 previous charges of harassment … Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. was charged with rape


A complaint filed in a civil court on Tuesday accused actor Cuba Gooding Jr. of raping a woman in 2013 after three other women had previously accused him of unwanted touches.

In the complaint filed with Manhattan Federal Court and reported by several US media, a woman whose identity will not be revealed is the 52-year-old actor who won the Oscar Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role in 1997 for his role in the movie “Jerry McGuire”, of raping her in a Manhattan hotel seven years ago .

The complaint states that he invited her to have a drink and took her to his room. She said that she wanted to leave after he started undressing in front of her, but he stopped her, threw her on the bed and raped her twice, even though she asked him to stop repeatedly.

“My client is bringing serious charges against Cuba Gooding Junior in the complaint that we have filed, and she is waiting impatiently for it to be brought before the courts,” said Gloria Allred, the complainant’s lawyer.

“These allegations are false and are perjury. We think the file will be rejected,” actor Mark Jay Heller’s lawyer confirmed.

Since 2019, about 20 women have accused Cuba Gooding Junior of unwanted contact or sexual harassment.

He was charged with sexually assaulting three of these women. His trial was supposed to begin in April before being postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cuba Gooding Jr. is best known in the movie “Boys in the Hood” (1991). He played OJ Simpson a short while ago in the short television series “American Crime Story”.

He is one of the celebrities in the entertainment and cinema circles, whose reputations were severely tarnished with the emergence of the “Me To” movement, which achieved a resounding victory in February with the verdict on Former influential Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, sentenced to 23 years in prison.


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