A second woman has come forward claiming actor Cuba Gooding Jr. had sexually accosted her as police prepare to grill the Academy Award winner for a groping at a Midtown club, police sources said.
After hearing about allegation that Gooding had grabbed a 29-year-old woman’s breasts at the rooftop bar Magic Hour, another woman reported to police that the “Jerry Maguire” actor had groped her.
The second woman claimed Gooding had grabbed her buttocks when she met the star at the Butter Restaurant in Midtown, which is owned by chef and Food Network star and judge Alex Guarnaschelli, sources with knowledge of the case said.
Gooding may not be charged for the attack if it occurred beyond the five-year statute of limitations for this type of sexual assault, officials said.
Cuba Gooding Jr. out and about
Cuba Gooding Jr. out and about
Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. arrives at the New York Police Department's Special Victim's Unit, Thursday, June 13, 2019 to face allegations he groped a woman at a city night spot. A 29-year-old woman told police the 51-year-old Gooding grabbed her breast while he was intoxicated around 11:15 p.m. Sunday. Gooding denies the allegations. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 29: Cuba Gooding Jr. attends the New York premiere of "Rocketman" at Alice Tully Hall on May 29, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 28: Cuba Gooding Jr. attends Special Red Carpet Screening Of Ron Howard's Documentary "Pavarotti" at iPic Theater on May 28, 2019 in New York. (Photo by Paul Bruinooge/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 22: Cuba Gooding Jr. (L) and Rickey Edwards attend Cuba Gooding Jr. & Anna Rothschild Host Marble Downtown at Marble Downtown on May 22, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 22: Cuba Gooding Jr. attends the Grand Opening of Marble Downtown hosted by Cuba Gooding Jr. & Anna Rothschild at Marble Downtown on May 22, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Manny Carabel/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MARCH 27: Cuba Gooding Jr. attends 'Ain't No Mo' opening night at The Public Theater on March 27, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Santiago Felipe/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 12: Cuba Gooding Jr. attends the 'Second Act' World Premiere at Regal Union Square Theatre, Stadium 14 on December 12, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/FilmMagic)
MIAMI, FL - DECEMBER 9: Cuba Gooding Jr and Dj Khaled attend Nicole & DJ Khaled's Birthday Celebration With Haute Living And Roger Dubuis at Perez Art Museum Miami on December 9, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Romain Maurice/Getty Images for Haute Living)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: Max Tsai (L) and Cuba Gooding Jr attend the "Roma" New York screening at DGA Theater on November 27, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 13: (L-R) Evan Harrington, Raena White, Producer Fran Weissler, Bianca Marroquin, Cuba Gooding Jr, Amra-Faye Wright and R. Lowe pose backstage at a celebration for The 22nd Anniversary of the musical "Chicago" on Broadway at The Ambassador Theatre on November 13, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 07: Cuba Gooding Jr. attends the opening of CMX CineBistro with special screenings of 'Blackkklansman', 'City Lights' and 'Pretty Baby' at CMX CineBistro on November 7, 2018 in New York City (Photo by Gary Gershoff/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 09: Cuba Gooding Jr. returns to Broadway in "Chicago" on October 9, 2018 at the Ambassador Theatre in New York City. (Photo by Walter McBride/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 04: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Actor/director Cuba Gooding Jr.visits SiriusXM Studios on October 4, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 04: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Actor/director Cuba Gooding Jr. visits Sway's at SiriusXM Studios on October 4, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 01: Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. attends The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences 2018 New Members Party at Top of the Rock's 620 Loft & Garden on October 1, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Mark Sagliocco/Getty Images for The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 01: Cuba Gooding Jr. visits Build Series to discuss his role as a director and actor for his new film "Bayou Caviar" at Build Studio on October 1, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Manny Carabel/Getty Images)
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The “Radio” star is expected to be charged with misdemeanor forcible touching for the alleged groping inside Magic Hour, which was reported to police on June 9. Gooding and his attorney are meeting with NYPD Special Victims detectives at noon Thursday to discuss the incident, sources said.
Both he and his attorney deny the allegations, claiming that there is video evidence that will exonerate the actor.
“I trust the system and I’m going to let the process speak for itself,” Gooding said in a video released to TMZ showing him greeting fans Tuesday night while boarding a flight to New York. “There’s a tape that shows what really happened. You have to have faith in what people say."