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Gooding Jr to turn self in on grope charge

By AAP Newswire

Cuba Gooding Jr will turn himself in to police to face allegations he groped a woman at a New York City night spot, a lawyer for the actor says.

Lawyer Mark Heller says the Oscar-winning star of Jerry Maguire is expected to face a charge stemming from an alleged incident over the weekend at Magic Hour Rooftop Bar & Lounge in Manhattan.

A 29-year-old woman told police the 51-year-old Gooding grabbed her breast while he was intoxicated around 11.15pm local time on Sunday.

Gooding denies the allegations.

He told TMZ he was at the bar partying with friends but didn't touch anyone. He said there's a video that shows "what really happened".

Heller says Gooding will visit the special victims unit leading the investigation before being arraigned.