Academy Award-winning actor Cuba Gooding Jr. is in deep trouble following accusations that he groped a woman at the Magic Hour Rooftop Bar and Lounge near Times Square in Manhattan, New York several months ago.
The “Pearl Harbor” actor turned himself into the NYPD and was released on bail but now the prosecutors claim they have twelve additional women ready to testify against Gooding Jr. as character witnesses.
And now we’ve learned that Cuba Gooding Jr. is getting the Joe Biden defense in the groping case. Yes, you read that right.
On the horizon for Cuba Gooding Jr. is an upcoming film called “Life in a Year,” which is about a young adult, Daryn, who finds out his girlfriend is dying and sets out to give her an “entire life” in the year she has left. Sounds like an intriguing story. It stars Jaden Smith (Will Smith’s son), Cara Delevingne, comedian Chris D’Elia, Wu Tang Clan member RZA and Oscar winner Cuba Gooding Jr.
Also on the horizon for Gooding Jr. is a trial against the actor where it’s alleged he groped two different women in New York City. Gooding Jr. is accused of squeezing a woman’s breast on June 9 at a Midtown hotel bar and pinching another woman’s butt Oct. 24, 2018, at lower Manhattan nightclub TAO.
But to make matters worse for the “As Good as it Gets” actor, a dozen other women have come forward to say the actor has groped them as well.
These new allegations span from 2001 to 2018 in places like New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Dallas and Albuquerque at bars and restaurants in each of the cities.
Now, Gooding Jr. is only being charged with four misdemeanor counts of forcibly touching and sex abuse, which if convicted, could land him in jail for up to a year. These twelve women would effectively be character witnesses in this trial and these are not new charges.
And we’ve come to learn that Gooding Jr.’s attorney is going to implement the “Joe Biden defense” – as in getting too “handsy” with women but not necessarily deemed under the law as sexual assault.
Defense lawyer Mark Jay Heller said in Manhattan Supreme Court, “This indictment constitutes a distorted overreaction pandering to the current hypersensitive climate where innocent common-place gestures are now misperceived and mischaracterized as offensive as exemplified by the incredible condemnation of former Vice President Joseph Biden, who innocently touched a woman’s shoulder.”
Former Vice President Biden landed in hot water recently when a female politician, Lucy Flores, penned a damaging piece against former President Obama’s two-term vice president entitled, “An Awkward Kiss Changed How I Saw Joe Biden.”
She wrote, “I felt [Biden] get closer to me from behind. He leaned further in and inhaled my hair. I was mortified. I thought to myself, “I didn’t wash my hair today and the vice-president of the United States is smelling it. And also, what in the actual fuck? Why is the vice-president of the United States smelling my hair?” He proceeded to plant a big slow kiss on the back of my head. My brain couldn’t process what was happening. I was embarrassed. I was shocked. I was confused.”
The 76-year-old presidential candidate is known for inappropriate touching. If you Google Biden with “inappropriate touching” then you’ll find a vast array of pictures like one for instance where he’s smelling the hair of a 10-year-old girl that obviously feels uncomfortable with his actions.
And that’s supposed to be Cuba Gooding Jr.’s defense?