Surveillance images show that Cuba Gooding Jr. the woman was NOT caught in a nightclub in New York, his lawyer claims, and the actor cannot surrender to the police
- A lawyer for Cuba Gooding Jr. says he saw the footage at a place in the night in New York City
- Lawyer Mark Heller believes that the actor is thinking about whether he will report to the police
- An incident happened on Sunday evening after the 51-year-old had spent the day partying at the Magic Hour Rooftop Bar, at the Moxy Hotel.
- Heller says he has seen the images and is not convinced that the actor has done anything wrong
- A woman named 911 at 1:00 am to report an alleged attack after he had given the actor a glass of water because he was so drunk
Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. did nothing wrong and was not allowed to sacrifice himself as an agent, his lawyer told DailyMail.com on Wednesday evening, hours after he announced that his client would surrender on charges that he caught a woman's breast sat in a rooftop bar in Manhattan.
In an interview with The Daily Mail, lawyer Mark Heller said that he has watched a video surveillance video showing the interactions of his client with the 29-year-old woman in Magic Hour Rooftop Bar & Lounge and that Gooding has done nothing wrong.
Heller said he contacted the prosecutor in Manhattan to discuss the video evidence.
A lawyer for Cuba Gooding Jr., in the photo, says he saw the footage at a place in the night in New York City and believes that the actor is thinking about whether he will report himself to the police
The incident would have happened on Sunday evening after the 51-year-old had spent the day partying at the Magic Hour Rooftop Bar, at the Moxy Hotel in Times Square
& # 39; We are not sure if he will report himself & # 39 ;, Heller said. & # 39; If he has not committed any crime, there is no reason for him to surrender himself. The video captures the entire evening and it shows that he did nothing wrong. They can't arrest someone who hasn't done anything wrong. & # 39;
Heller said the video shows that Gooding does not touch the woman's breast, hugs her or does anything inappropriate. He did notice that the video only shows how the woman gave him a glass of water.
However, a NYPD source said the police also watched the video and that it supports the woman's claim.
Cuba Gooding Jr. is pictured at the Magic Hour Rooftop Bar and Lounge on Sunday, hours before he is reported to the police for allegedly touching a woman's breast.
& # 39; I have seen the video and there is no doubt that he is touching her & # 39 ;, said the source. & # 39; We are not going against the victim. The video confirms what she said. & # 39;
& # 39; It's something fast, & # 39; he said about the alleged groping. & # 39; He's drunk, he's all over her. He puts his hands on her lap and touches her chest. & # 39;
& # 39; You do not immediately notice a response & # 39 ;, the source noted, but said the woman did call 911 to report the incident.
The police are still planning to arrest him on Thursday morning.
& # 39; He was instructed to surrender for arrest, & # 39; said the police source. & # 39; We have a probable cause. & # 39;
If Gooding does not surrender, the source said, "That would be foolish of him."
But since he is accused of a felony crime, his refusal to surrender would require police to go to the DA's office to get a warrant issued and signed.
Gooding Jr. burst later in the evening and was filmed with a strap to the crowd at the bar
A NYPD source told DailyMail.com that she was a & # 39; good Samaritan & # 39; was trying to help him when he grabbed her. & # 39; The woman who claims she was attacked by Cuba Gooding Jr. said she brought a glass of water to Cuba because he was drunk when she saw him at Magic Hour.
& # 39; At that moment he grabbed her breasts & # 39 ;, they said.
But Gooding Jr. insists that no-one was improperly touched at any stage of his gigantic parties. He said he met many people and posed for photos with fans – that's it.
The actor is shown posing for a selfie with a fan. It is unclear who the woman is who reported him to the NYPD
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