Lawyer: Cuba Gooding Jr. will turn self in on groping charge

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LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 08: Cuba Gooding Jr. attends The Olivier Awards with Mastercard at Royal Albert Hall on April 8, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by John Phillips/John Phillips/Getty Images)

NEW YORK (AP) — A lawyer for Cuba Gooding Jr. says the actor will turn himself in to police on Thursday to face allegations he groped a woman at a New York City night spot.

Lawyer Mark Heller says the Oscar-winning star of “Jerry Maguire” is expected to face a charge stemming from an alleged incident over the weekend at Magic Hour Rooftop Bar & Lounge in Manhattan.

A 29-year-old woman told police the 51-year-old Gooding grabbed her breast while he was intoxicated around 11:15 p.m. Sunday.

Gooding denies the allegations.

He tells TMZ he was at the bar partying with friends but didn’t touch anyone. He says there’s a video that shows “what really happened.”

Heller says Gooding will visit the special victims unit leading the investigation before being arraigned.

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