Cuba Gooding Jr. surrenders while denying allegations

NEW YORK (AP) — Cuba Gooding Jr. has turned himself in to New York City police on allegations he groped a woman at a Manhattan night spot.

The actor strode into police offices Thursday. He issued a curt wave but did not comment.

Lawyer Mark Heller said Thursday he was initially hesitant to let the “Jerry Maguire” star surrender after reviewing security video he said showed no criminality.

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 at the Magic Hour Rooftop Bar & Lounge.

Heller says the video shows there is no inappropriate conduct.

The lawyer also disputes allegations in media reports from a second woman who says Gooding grabbed her buttocks at a New York City restaurant in 2008.

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