Lawyer: Cuba Gooding Jr. to surrender but did nothing wrong

FILE- In this Sept. 18, 2016 file photo, Cuba Gooding Jr. arrives at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. Gooding is expected to turn himself in to the New York Police Department on Thursday, June 13, 2019, after being accused of groping a woman at a midtown Manhattan nightclub Sunday, June 9. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

A lawyer for Cuba Gooding Jr. says the actor will go ahead with plans to turn himself in to New York City police amid allegations he groped a woman at a Manhattan night spot

NEW YORK — A lawyer for Cuba Gooding Jr. says the actor will go ahead with plans to turn himself in to New York City police amid allegations he groped a woman at a Manhattan night spot.

Lawyer Mark Heller said Thursday he was initially hesitant to let the "Jerry Maguire" star surrender after reviewing security video he said showed no criminality.

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 at the Magic Hour Rooftop Bar & Lounge.

Heller says the video shows "there is not the slightest scintilla of inappropriate conduct on his part."

The lawyer also disputes allegations in media reports from a second woman who says Gooding grabbed her buttocks at a New York City restaurant in 2008.

You may also like these

After storm halts tribute, A-Rod doubles in...

Aug 13, 2016

His pregame tribute ended by a storm, Alex Rodriguez began his final game with the New York Yankees...

At 93, legendary climber Fred Beckey still...

Aug 13, 2016

Legendary Seattle climber Fred Beckey is the focus of a new documentary film about his life

'Suicide Squad' loses some luster in 2nd...

Aug 14, 2016

"Suicide Squad" isn't looking as bright in weekend two, dropping an estimated 67 percent

Brian Williams to anchor late campaign newscast...

Aug 16, 2016

MSNBC's Brian Williams is getting a regular time slot, at least for a couple of months

Furious California wildfire leaves trail of...

Aug 18, 2016

A destructive wildfire raced through drought-parched canyons east of Los Angeles, burning homes and...

Sign up now!