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Cuba Gooding Jr pleads not guilty to new sexual misconduct charges

Actor Cuba Gooding Jr on Thursday pleaded not guilty to new charges of sexual misconduct involving a third woman, less than a month after pleading not guilty to accusations of groping one woman's breasts and pinching another's buttocks.
 
Gooding pleaded not guilty to the new misdemeanor charges of forcible touching and sexual abuse in Manhattan Supreme Court. 
 
Mark Heller, a lawyer for Gooding, had called the charges totally fraudulent.
 
The 51 year old won a best supporting actor Oscar in 1997 for the film Jerry Maguire and is known for roles in movies including A Few Good Men and The Butler and in the television miniseries The People v. O.J. Simpson.
 
More than 12 women have said they were subjected to unwanted touching and advances by the actor in bars and clubs.


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