Cuba Gooding Jr. was formally charged on Thursday with the crime of forced contact that resulted from a woman's alleged groping in a Manhattan bar last Sunday.
He did not plead guilty to the Manhattan Criminal Court.
Oscar-winning attorney Mark Jay Heller said his client did nothing wrong.
"It's a breeze," said Heller on Thursday. "It's clearly overzealous policing, and based on the video there will be a total relief here."
Earlier this week, an unnamed woman told the police that Gooding, 51, had her breast in a New York club.
"After speaking to several witnesses and watching the video, I was confident that the prosecutor would investigate this case and investigate far more than was apparently done," Heller said in an interview with ABC News. 19659002] Heller accused the woman of pursuing Gooding.
"When I looked at the video and talked to real eyewitnesses, it was very clear that the woman who was making false allegations persecuted Mr. Gooding," he said about the night at the club. "She followed him throughout the club, intruding on his privacy and stubbornly pursuing some sort of interaction with him."
The new indictment is not the first time that the "People vs" OJ Simpson "star has been accused of inappropriately touching a woman.
In 2012, a group of women claimed to have caressed them at a bar in New Mexico, but Gooding told TMZ that the allegations were "b ——-". In this case, no charges were ever made.
The same year, he was also charged with harassing a bartender in New Orleans and issued a warrant for his arrest. The bartender later dropped all charges, CNN said.