Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. to turn himself in after groping allegation

Cuba Gooding Jr

Cuba Gooding Jr. says 'I trust the system' as he reveals plan to surrender to police over groping claims

Actor Cuba Gooding Jr will turn himself in to New York City police on Thursday (US time) to face allegations he groped a woman at a Manhattan night spot, his lawyer said.

Sources told the website Cuba is planning to turn himself into NY police to face questioning for a misdemeanour charge of forcible touching, where he will be accompanied by his lawyers, Peter Toumbekis and Mark J. Heller.

Gooding has denied the allegation. "I met a bunch of people, I said hello, I took pictures and ... you know, you have to have faith in what people are saying ... now I'm giving the process the chance to show what happened, what went down".

"The male allegedly groped her breasts", the source said.

Asked if there was any truth in the claims, he said: "No, absolutely not".

According to reports, the pair got into an argument after the alleged incident and it was broken up by security. An attorney for the actor did not immediately return Fox News' request for comment.

Cuba Gooding Jr. attends the premiere of "Rocketman" at Alice Tully Hall on Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in NY.

But the NYPD told Fox News on Wednesday they had no information regarding Gooding's surrender.

The NYPD's Special Victims Division is investigating the alleged incident.

Gooding was nominated for an Emmy Award a year ago for playing O.J. Simpson in the series The People v. O.J. Simpson and recently appeared on Broadway and London's West End as lawyer Billy Flynn in Chicago.

Six years later, he won an Oscar for his role as a professional football player in Jerry Maguire.

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