Cuba Gooding Jr. touches the prosecutor's butt on security videos
Cuba Gooding Jr. In any case, contact with the back of a TAO nightclub server was recorded – this becomes clear in this surveillance video, but it could still be the key to help the actor excel the charge Well accused on 2 of the 6 counts he faces. Natasha Ashworth claims he had his right hand clenched in the right buttock as he passed her at TAO in NYC … on October 24, 2018 at 4:20.
Two camera angles capture much of Ashworth's report on what went down. After the first contact you can see that she is excited and there is a heated convoy. She says Gooding should not touch her butt and he said, "Oh, that's no fun, and I did not, I touched your back."
The video shows Cuba trying to point out where he touched his buttocks. However, as the prosecution said in the indictment … you can see Natasha grab his arm and throw him away.
The video does NOT reveal what kind of contact Gooding made with Natasha's butt – a fleeting touch, a knock, or the "pinch" they and prosecutors claim. That could help the Oscar winner, if this goes before a jury, at which the prosecution would have to prove the charge beyond doubt.
On the other hand, Gooding is charged with sexual abuse in the third degree and violent touch – and a jury could see that the contact represents the latter.
His lawyer, Mark Jay Heller tells us, "This is a false claim, the video proves that Cuba is undoubtedly innocent." 19659011] Gooding is being negotiated on Thursday in a Manhattan courtroom negotiated in counts 5 and 6 – in conjunction with a separate prosecutor.
TMZ.com  TMZ brought the story to the point, there are also security snapshots of the rooftop incident from last June, which led to the first indictment. You will recall that the prosecutor claims Gooding has touched her chest.
He does not plead guilty in all six points .
As we reported for the first time, Ashworth also sued Gooding Jr. for assault, battery, and intentional infliction of emotional stress. Her lawyer, Joshua Kleiman declined to comment on the surveillance video.
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