American actor, Cuba Gooding Junior yesterday pleaded guilty to one count of forcible touching in a protracted criminal case accusing him of violating three different women at various Manhattan nightspots in 2018 and 2019.
The single guilty plea came nearly three years after Gooding Juniors’s arrest in the case that saw several delays as his lawyers sought to get the charges reduced or dismissed.
The 54 year old Gooding Junior who also admitted to subjecting two other women to non-consensual physical contact in October 2018 and June 2019, will avoid jail time as part of the plea but must continue alcohol and behavior modification treatment he started in 2019 for six more months .
Gooding Junior was arrested in June 2019 after a 29-year-old woman told police he squeezed her breast without her consent at Magic Hour Rooftop Bar & Lounge near Times Square and few months later, he was charged in two additional cases as more women came forward to accuse him of abuse.
However, the actor had previously pleaded not guilty to six misdemeanor counts and denied all allegations of wrongdoing.
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