While awaiting trail for sexual misconduct charges last year after a woman claims he touched her inappropriately, Cuba Gooding Jr.’s the center of a new civil lawsuit filed by a woman who alleges he raped her twice in 2013.
The anonymous plaintiff says she accompanied the Academy Award winner to his Mercer Hotel room in New York in 2013, but once she tried to leave he forcibly raped her twice.
Mark Jay Heller, Gooding’s attorney, denied the claims against his client and issued a statement.
“We never received the complaint, but the allegations are completely false and perjurious,” he said. “The contentions that he acted inappropriately in the complaint are completely inappropriate and untruthful.”
She is suing Gooding Jr. for an alleged “crime of violence” committed on the basis of gender and is seeking a trial by jury, ‘Variety’ reports. At this time, the amount of compensatory and punitive damages she is seeking has not been specified.
The newly surfaced accusation of sexual assault is the latest against Gooding Jr., who is already facing six counts of sexual abuse and forcible touching for alleged groping three women in NYC nightclubs in 2018.
In 2019, he plead not guilty to the charges. As of time reported, he has not issued a public statement on the newest allegations.