Cuba Gooding Jr. He has reportedly settled a lawsuit from a woman who accused him of raping her a decade ago, just before the trial began.
The news was announced Tuesday before jury selection began in New York federal court. associated Press,
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Cuba Gooding Jr. settles lawsuit with rape accuser just before trial begins
However, the trial was called off due to settlement of the matter before both the parties could even submit to the courtroom.
The lawsuit sought $6 million in damages, but it is unclear how much the parties settled.
The outlet reports that the alleged victim will have to reveal her name in the lawsuit had it moved forward. She claims that Gooding Jr. raped her in a hotel room in New York City.
Meanwhile, the 55-year-old Oscar-winning actor has maintained the encounter was consensual. Her lawyers even said that she later bragged about having sex with a celebrity.
Authorities say more than 30 women have come forward to accuse Gooding Jr. of sexual misconduct
But authorities say more than 30 other women have accused the ‘Jerry Maguire’ star of sexual misconduct. Gooding Jr. allegedly groped and forcibly kissed other victims, along with other inappropriate behaviors.
In October 2022, he was given a sweet plea deal and was spared any time behind bars on another Manhattan sex assault count.
He even had his criminal record expunged after fulfilling the terms of the plea bargain, shadow room informed at that time.
Gooding’s six forcible touching charges were changed to second-degree harassment. was removed from his record after completing six months of alcohol abuse treatment and behavior modification therapy.
The actor was accused of kissing a woman against her will in a nightclub in 2018. Similarly in 2019 two other women were also accused of groping in NYC hotspots.
Had this most recent case gone to trial, Gooding would have faced an uphill legal battle AP Report. Last week, the judge ruled that he would allow three women to testify about alleged sexual assaults or attempted assaults at the hands of Gooding.
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