Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. is accused of raping a woman twice in a hotel room in Manhattan in 2013, according to a lawsuit that worsens the increasing number of claims against him.
The lawsuit, dated Monday but issued publicly Tuesday in Manhattan federal court, claimed that the Oscar-winning “Jerry Maguire” actor had attacked the woman, identified in court papers as “Jane Doe” to safeguard her privacy after she had met him in the Greenwich Village VIP lounge.
Attorney Mark Heller, who represent the Cuba, said the “alleged event never took place,” adding that Cuba “is totally innocent of any of these false allegations and we’re confident it will be dismissed,” he stated.
“She’s probably just somebody who’s looking for some glory to bask in the publicity and notoriety of Cuba Gooding Jr.’s case,” Heller stated.
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Gooding is already facing misdemeanor criminal charges of sexual abuse and forcible touching, claims made previously by women against him. He pleaded not guilty to those allegations.