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Cuba Gooding Jr. Charged With Forcible Touching, According To Police

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Police arrested and charged actor Cuba Gooding Jr. on Thursday in New York City.

The actor, 51, was charged with forcible touching after a woman accused him of groping her at a bar Sunday night, according to a report published by The Hollywood Reporter. The Oscar winner surrendered to the police Thursday around 11 a.m. The charge is a misdemeanor.

The alleged incident occurred at Magic Hour Rooftop Bar and Lounge in Manhattan. The 30-year-old woman and Gooding Jr. reportedly got into an altercation after he groped her.

“The NYPD takes sexual assault extremely seriously, and urges anyone who has been a victim to file a police report so we can perform a comprehensive investigation, and offer support and services to survivors,” police said in a statement after the woman filed her report. (RELATED: Cuba Gooding Jr.’s Lawyer Claims Video Surveillance Shows No Groping Occurred)

A second woman came forward and accused Gooding Jr. of groping her after reading reports of the recent allegation.

The new accusation allegedly took place over a decade ago. The woman claimed Gooding Jr. groped the woman’s butt at a Manhattan restaurant, according to a report published by Page Six.

Gooding Jr. has denied any wrongdoing, citing video surveillance from the bar as proof that he is innocent.