At the moment that Cuba Gooding Jr. repeatedly seizing the back of the Tao waitress as she tries to get away from him in 2018 surveillance footage of one of the & # 39; groping & # 39; incidents for which he is now being accused
- Natasha Ashworth says that Gooding Jr. felt her in Tao downtown in 2018
- Her accusation led prosecutors to accuse him of forced contact and crime of sexual abuse
- He is also confronted with indictments about two separate alleged incidents of groping
- Ashworth sues the actor before the civil court for unspecified compensation
- Video footage of the moment he allegedly touched her was published by TMZ
- It shows that he extends his hand and points to her bottom
- She steps away and then the couple gets into a fight before he leaves
- Gooding Jr., who must return to court on Thursday, denies all charges
Surveillance images have appeared of one of the alleged groping incidents, actor Cuba Gooding Jr.
The actor has already argued not guilty of four felony allegations of forced touch and sexual abuse regarding two incidents in 2018 and in June of this year.
He must appear again in court on Thursday afternoon for a third series of charges against a third alleged victim.
Before his appearance, TMZ published video footage of the incident in 2018, where he reportedly had Tao waitress Natasha Ashworth behind him and then argued with her.
Cuba Gooding Jr. is shown with his hand near the back of waitress Natasha Ashworth during the alleged groping incident at the Tao nightclub in October 2018
Ashworth immediately stepped aside and turned to him. She said she was arguing with him in court cases
Gooding Jr. first tapped her on her shoulder. She stood with crossed arms. He then stood behind her
The video does not show that he is clearly grasping her buttocks, but it does show that he is stretching her back and back.
She immediately stepped aside, but he was discouraged and continued walking around her and then tried to touch her again.
Ashworth then grabbed his arm to stop him. The pair argued and he walked away.
Ashworth not only reported the incident to the police, but she prosecuted the actor.
Gooding Jr.'s lawyer, Mark Heller, says the video footage proves his innocence.
He had flatly denied all the charges against him.
The other incident he has already been accused of concerns a 29-year-old woman claiming to have taken her breast at Magic Hour Rooftop in New York City in June.
Images of that alleged incident have also emerged.
It is also grainy and it is difficult to see him clearly grasping her chest, although he is seen extending his hand to his chest.
Instead of running away the first time she avoided him, the actor walked around her and tried to reach out again. She grabbed his arm and stopped it
Ashworth, after grabbing the actor's arm, pushed him away from her back
Gooding Jr. is shown which approaches the waitress from a different angle. He says the tape proves nothing
Details of the third alleged incident have not yet been shared.
Ashworth claims that after being Gooding Jr. confronted in Tao, he yelled at her and said he would never come back to the bar and restaurant.
Gooding Jr., pictured in court on October 15, will appear again in court on Thursday
She had served his table.
Other women have also shared accusations against him that have nothing to do with the criminal case.
Among them is a barber who says he tried to kiss her on a night out in Spokane, Washington, in 2010.
When prosecutors appeared in court earlier this month to justify new charges against him, they also described 12 separate allegations of groping.
None of these can be prosecuted because of the statute of limitations that applies in any case, but prosecutors said they were indicative of a behavioral pattern.
Gooding Jr. currently has a girlfriend and was married when one of the allegations would have occurred.
He claims he is innocent.
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