A woman says she was at a bar near Times Square Sunday night when Cuba Gooding Jr. groped her breasts.
The actor’s rep says Gooding will turn himself into the NYPD’s sex crimes unit Thursday, NBC News reports.
TMZ is similarly framing it as a “Surrender” and says Gooding is expected to be arrested and booked on a misdemeanor charge of forcible touching, but the New York Daily News frames it as a “Sit down” with detectives, arranged by his lawyer, during which Gooding has agreed to be interviewed.
The woman, variously reported as 29 or 30, says a “Highly intoxicated” Gooding grabbed her breast, after which they got into an argument that had to be broken up by security, per the New York Post.
The NYPD’s Special Victims Division said Monday it was investigating the alleged incident, including obtaining surveillance video from Manhattan’s Magic Hour Rooftop Bar and Lounge, but Gooding, 51, told reporters Tuesday the video will only serve to exonerate him, per TMZ. “I trust the system and I’m going to let the process speak for itself,” he said.