"All I have to say is the following, in this time and age we need to let people speak for themselves; we have to let people express themselves", he said.
Gooding, 51, is alleged to have groped a woman at the Magic Hour Bar & Lounge in Manhattan on Sunday, with TMZ reporting that the unnamed victim called 911 hours later to report the alleged nonconsensual touching.
Cape Town - A night out for drinks turned sour for Oscar-winning actorCuba Gooding Jr after a woman opened a case of sexual assault against him.
Gooding denied the accusations when approached by TMZ on Wednesday. Gooding's lawyer, Mark Heller, told the Associated Press that video from the bar showed his client did not commit a crime and "there is not the slightest scintilla of inappropriate conduct on his part". Gooding's lawyer said security video will exonerate the actor. He said he was surprised police and prosecutors were moving forward with the case.
A spokesman for the Manhattan District Attorney's Office declined to comment. "And now I'm giving the process the chance to show what really happened, what went down", Cuba added of his recent groping incident.
According to sources with knowledge of the case, the second accuser claimed Gooding had grabbed her buttocks when she met the Academy Award victor at the Butter Restaurant in Midtown back in March 2008.
Previously released video posted on social media shows Gooding at Magic Hour on Sunday night singing the Journey hit "Faithfully" and posing for pictures with fans.
Gooding first rose to fame as the star of "Boyz N the Hood" in 1991, before going on to win an Academy Award for best supporting actor in 1996's "Jerry Maguire". His signature line, "Show me the money", became a popular catchphrase.
Evergreen tennis star Roger Federer was another big mover, jumping up to fifth on the list with total earnings of $US93.4 million. Kyrie Irving is now the highest-paid athlete in Boston, earning a salary of $20.3 million and making $23 million in endorsements.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said its agents were on the scene of a shooting involving a regional anti-crime task force. At least 24 Memphis Police Department officers were injured during a large protest Wednesday night, Mayor Jim Strickland says.
The France global , 28, was linked with a move to La Liga rivals Barcelona last summer but made a decision to stay. This is why United are preparing a £95m (€106.5m) bid and hope to convince Atletico to accept it.
This is the one key date of the season where the Norwich schedule offers us little clue of what's to come for the Blues. Everton have been dealt a relatively kind start to the 2019/20 Premier League season on the face of things.
The former prosecutor has already been forced to shut down her social media accounts and resigned from three non-profit boards. The Netflix series has sparked backlash on both sides for its portrayal of the case.
Francis DeBernardo, govt director of the group, rejected the realizing that other americans "earn their gender". New Ways Ministry said Vatican document "will be used to oppress and harm" LGBT+ people.
The new HTC U19e also comes with HTC BoomSound dual speakers, 4G LTE, NFC , Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, and USB Type-C. The second storage variant offering 6GB RAM and 128GB storage has been launched at TWD 10,990 (roughly Rs. 24,300).
Investigators recovered the gunman's firearm buried in the home of one of the suspects in the province of Mao, police said. Witnesses say the crime was carried out by two men on a motorcycle and two other groups of people in cars.
Botswana High Court scraps anti-gay laws
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Hazard-Real Madrid the perfect fit - Martinez
He has won a host of titles with the club including two Premier Leagues, two Europa Leagues, an FA Cup and a League Cup. It's no secret that it was my dream to play for them since I was a young boy just scoring my first goal.
Luigi's Mansion 3's Poltergust Has a Bunch of New Functions
It shows off the ScareScraper Mode with four player wireless lan, but no couch co-op buddies (though they do briefly mention it). Gooigi also returns in Luigi's Mansion 3 , and this time is able to perform different functions from normal Luigi.
Canada To Ban Single-Use Plastics!
In addition, the European Union earlier this year passed legislation to ban single-use plastic products starting in 2021. Canada has pledged to ban single-use plastics and "hold companies responsible" for plastic waste by 2021.
Jessica Biel: ‘I am Not Against Vaccinations’
SB 276, which is now under review, is a California state bill that seeks to limit medical exemptions from vaccinations. Biel came to join the lobby against SB 276 , a state bill criticised by anti-vaccination advocates like Kennedy.
Uber tests drone food delivery, launches new autonomous SUV
Several back-up systems are built into the thing for both steering and braking functions plus a dose of battery back-up power. Various sensors will allow Uber's self-driving system to safely operate and manoeuvre in urban areas, the company said.