Cuba Gooding Jr. shows up in Manhattan Criminal Court, months after sex abuse trial inconclusively put off
Cuba Gooding Jr. showed up in court Thursday for the primary time since his sex manhandle trial was deferred inconclusively on account of the coronavirus pandemic.
The “Jerry Maguire” on-screen character arrived to Manhattan Criminal Court almost 9:30 a.m. wearing a midnight-blue suit and a dark confront cover. Court staff took his temperature some time recently he rode the lift to Judge Thomas Farber’s 13th floor courtroom.
While situated interior the court, Gooding briefly slipped his cover off to uncover it peruses “Black Lives Matter” on the interior.
Nearly two dozen women have accused the Hollywood actor of sexual abuse, forcible kissing and touching perpetrated over a decades-long period in accounts that mirror one another, court documents filed in December 2019 show.
Gooding, 52, has pleaded not guilty to three misdemeanor counts of forcible touching and three misdemeanor counts of sexual abuse. He faces up to a year behind bars if convicted.
He maintains his innocence.