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Cuba Gooding Jr accused of groping woman

The actor was said to have been highly intoxicated when he allegedly grabbed the 30-year-old female's breast at a bar on Sunday evening.

Cuba Gooding Jr. in January 2017 in Beverly Hills. Picture: AFP

LONDON - Cuba Gooding Jr has been accused of groping a woman in a nightclub in New York at the weekend.

The Jerry Maguire star was said to have been highly intoxicated when he allegedly grabbed the 30-year-old woman's breast at the Magic Hour Rooftop Bar and Lounge on Sunday evening.

According to the New York Post newspaper's Page Six column, the pair got into an argument after the alleged incident and it was broken up by security.

The woman has filed a police report for forcible touching and officers were planning to speak to the 51-year-old actor.

A spokesperson for the star has yet to comment on the report.

Meanwhile, Gooding was most recently best known for playing OJ Simpson - who was accused of murdering his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman in 1994 - in The People v OJ Simpson but he previously admitted he was advised to reject the role in case it harmed his career because of the racial tensions surrounding the so-called trial of the century.

He said: "I got so much flack from people in my personal circle to do such a dark role. In the black communities, some of the guys said to me: 'How's it going to feel having white people not like you any more?'"

But Gooding rubbished those suggestions, snapping back: "It's a character. I'm playing a character! I knew then, if there was a fake beat about my ­performance, I would get killed. He's got his hands filled with his life now."

Meanwhile, Gooding previously admitted that at the time of OJ's trial, he didn't really care about the outcome.

The actor confessed that he never became emotionally invested in the result of the trial, but he also revealed that his perception of the situation evolved during the making of The People v OJ Simpson.

He shared: "At the time, I did not care. Black people did not want to believe that Simpson did it. Doing this movie, I realised that it was not really about 'guilty' or 'not guilty', it was about making sure that the cops did not f##k with another black man."

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