Cuba Gooding Jr.'s attorney said Thursday's security video released the actor from allegations that he was fussing over a woman in a nighttime New York location. A video from Manhattan's Magic Hour Rooftop Bar & Lounge showed that Gooding had not committed any crimes, as his lawyer Mark Heller told The Associated Press.
"There is not the slightest reason for his inappropriate behavior," said Heller.
Gooding, 51, smiled and waved as he turned to investigators from the Special Department for Victims of the New York Police Department on Thursday.
A 29-year-old woman told police that the Oscar-winning "Jerry Maguire" star grabbed her by the chest. He was drunk around 1
Speaking to reporters, Heller said the woman making the claim was seen on the Gooding video, and at one point, she was asked to leave him alone. "That person must have been unhappy about the refusal and apparently submitted this false complaint," Heller said.
Heller attributed the charge to "overzealous prosecution."
"I must say that was really very disturbing After my office reviewed the video, Heller said the prosecution did not turn down the prosecution.
The woman told the police that they were arguing and she left the club and called 911. Heller denied that there had been a dispute or a dispute. The lawyer also denied allegations in media reports of a second wife who had allegedly appeared in recent days. She said that Police Gooding grabbed her buttocks in a New York restaurant in 2008. "There is no pattern of behavior," Heller said. "It's not uncommon for people to come out of the woodwork when these things happen."
The Manhattan Attorney's Office declined to comment. Gooding was involved in another 2012 incident involving the bar in New Orleans. In this case, a bartender said the actor was upset about guests who wanted to take pictures with him and nudged her when she told him to leave.
Arrest A warrant was issued, but the bartender refused to file charges.
On Sunday evening, Gooding told TMZ that he was celebrating with friends at the Magic Hour, but did not touch anyone. He said that there is a video that shows "what really happened".
"I trust the system and let the process speak for yourself, "said Gooding. There is a cassette showing what really happened, and that is the most important thing – do not let us change that. "
Videos released on social media show Gooding at the Manhattan Bar singing the hit movie" Faithfully "and posing for pictures with fans.
The bar on the roof of the Moxy Hotel near the Times Square features a miniature golf course and breathtaking views of the Empire State Building and other landmarks of Big Apple "Boyz N the Hood" in 1991.
Six years later, he won an Oscar for his role as professional footballer in "Jerry Maguire" His signature "Show me the money" became a popular buzzword.
Gooding was nominated last year for the role of OJ Simpson in the FX series "The People." OJ "nominated for an Emmy Award, Simpson," and recently joined Broadway and London's West End as lawyer Billy Flynn in "Chicago."