Gossip website Jezebel published an exclusive set of photos from a New Mexico woman who claims that actor Cuba Gooding, Jr. spent an evening in Albuquerque groping and harassing her and her friends.
Four different women claim he was punching folks, grabbing butts and breasts, and pinching and twisting women’s nippless. And, they have photo evidence to prove it.
According to one customer named Sara,
“At about midnight on March 1st, Cuba Gooding Jr. waltzed into the bar we were at and proceeded to sexually harass a number of the [women there] and assault (punch) a [man] for attempting to take a picture of Cuba receiving a lap dance. The sexual harassment occurred when women would be taking pictures with him; he would grab butt cheeks during the picture taking and when women reacted negatively to that, he would proceed to either touch women’s breasts or tell them that he “loved them”…I have pictures of him reaching to grope my breast as well as pictures of my friend jumping on his back in anger after he twisted her nipples.”
A second and third woman also told the website that Cuba Gooding Jr spent the night groping them and making lewd comments about having sex.
Another patron, Meagan, said that Gooding grabbed her butt, and confirmed that he tried to grab Sara’s chest. She also said that after leaving the area, they ran into him again on the dance floor, where he grabbed Meagan’s breast and pinched her nipple. She said he was repeatedly bothering and harassing women even after they told him to stop.
A third woman, Molly, says,
“Cuba Gooding Jr. came into Maloney’s Pub when the bar was fairly crowded. No one seemed to notice or realize who he was when he first entered, and he inappropriately touched [Sara] and she immediately dismissed him. Someone then recognized him and swarms of people started crowding around him to take pictures. Sara and I took a picture with him, and he attempted to grab her breasts in the process. Later on the night, he came up to me, grabbed my face, and kissed my cheek. He asked where I was staying and told me I would be staying with him tonight, making lewd comments about his plans to sleep with me that night. He mentioned that he his happily married with three kids, but “not tonight.” He also said I was “probably like 12” years old (I am actually 23 years old). Another woman in the bar gave him a lap dance and when a man tried to take a picture, Gooding grabbed the phone, threatening to “break it in half,” and followed him to the bathroom, where he apparently punched him.”
According to other gossip websites, Gooding has apparently been making the rounds in other places — New York-based Maggie Montgomery recently tweeted, “Just got hit on by Cuba Gooding Jr…my goodness”
Gooding’s rep said she has not been able to reach him for comment, because he’s filming.