Actor accused of sexual misconduct by 7 more women

Over 20 women have now accused Cuba Gooding Jr. of sexual misconduct.

In papers filed by Manhattan prosecutors Tuesday, seven more women detail alleged inappropriate behavior by the 51-year-old actor from 2003 to 2018. Two incidents supposedly occurred at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah while others are said to have taken place in Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco and Atlanta. The D.A.'s office intends to use the uncharged crimes as evidence to prove the actor's "prior sexual abuse of other women."

He is awaiting trial in New York City on misdemeanor sexual abuse and forcible touching charges from three incidents. Yahoo Entertainment’s attempts to contact a representative for Gooding Jr. were not immediately successful.

Gooding is accused of groping, kissing and forcibly touching women without their consent in the new filing. At an event for a movie in 2005, a woman claims the actor "grabbed her breast and slid his hand down her chest area," according to the papers obtained by Yahoo Entertainment. After she told him to stop, Gooding allegedly did it again and attempted to follow her into the women's restroom where she "had to push the defendant out of the bathroom." One week later at another event for the same movie, Gooding allegedly grabbed her "buttocks without her consent."

In another instance, the Jerry Maguire star is accused of assaulting a woman in January 2009 at the Sundance Film Festival. While out together one night "the defendant repeatedly asked" the woman why she wasn't drinking, allegedly stating, "aren't you a picky b****?" When she decided to leave, Gooding "seemed agitated," per the documents. He apparently tried to kiss her without her consent and when she pushed him away he "placed his hands on her buttocks." The woman "felt the defendant push his hand forcefully into the crotch area of her tights, placing his fingers on her anus" causing her tights to rip. The woman got away by biting the actor's cheek, prosecutors claim.

Another woman alleged she was groped in the Buckhead area of Atlanta in 2011 by the Oscar-winning actor. When she confronted Gooding the pair allegedly got into a "verbal argument" where he threatened, "I know you want to be an actress; I can ruin you."

In 2016, Gooding allegedly "forcefully" touched a woman's vagina without her consent. He purportedly stated, "you are peeing on me tonight" and gave her his phone number. When he saw her two years later at the same restaurant in Malibu, he allegedly made another lewd comment.

The actor is accused of similar misconduct by three other women in Monday's filing, all of which his lawyer is denying.

"Unfortunately, people come out of the woodwork, making false allegations against Cuba, as often times happens when a celebrity is accused by the District Attorney’s Office in a Public Forum," Gooding Jr.'s attorney, Mark Heller, told Page Six.

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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 spurious, uncharged allegations offered by the District Attorney’s Office are so ancient and outdated and lacking in details and impairs the Defendant from defending against them; thus, it demonstrates that the District Attorney’s Office’s motive in introducing these inflammatory, uncharged allegations is not for any probative value, but to merely gain an advantage against the Defendant and prejudice the Jury against the Defendant," Heller concluded.

Gooding's total number of accusers now stands at 22. He faces six counts of misdemeanor sexual abuse and forcible touching involving incidents with three women. Prosecutors want the other 19 alleged victims to be heard in court to prove a pattern of behavior which they believe shows "the defendant's intent to gratify himself sexually, which is an element of sexual contact," according to the documents, and that the repeated behavior proves "lack of mistake or accident on his part."

The actor has pleaded not guilty to all charges. The avalanche of misconduct allegations surfaced after his initial arrest six months ago when a woman claimed she was groped on June 9, 2019, at a bar in New York City. Gooding is due back in court on Jan. 22.

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