Gooding due in court to face new sex misconduct allegations

NEW YORK (AP) — Cuba Gooding Jr. faces new charges in his sexual misconduct case.

The actor’s lawyer says he’s due in a New York City court on Thursday for arraignment on an updated misdemeanor indictment.

Lawyer Mark Heller says the charges involve a new accuser. An indictment unsealed this month already charges Gooding in two alleged events.

Gooding pleaded not guilty Oct. 15 to charges alleging he pinched a woman’s buttocks in October 2018 and squeezed a woman’s breast in June at Manhattan bars.

Prosecutors have said they intend to have up to a dozen other women not associated with the criminal charges testify that Gooding behaved similarly with them over the years.

The 51-year-old “Jerry Maguire” star has denied all allegations of wrongdoing. Heller says the case is a symptom of the #MeToo movement run amok.

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