A Manhattan Supreme Court docket decide set a trial date for Cuba Gooding Jr.’s sexual abuse case. He’s accused of inappropriately touching three totally different ladies in separate incidents.
Justice Curtis Farber scheduled the trial to lastly begin on February 1, 2022. Gooding Jr. was arrested greater than two years in the past on six counts of sexual abuse and forcible touching.
“This case has been on my calendar for two years, going on three years. This is a firm trial date, and it has to go,” the decide stated throughout the courtroom date.
Gooding’s lawyer, Peter Toumbekis, tried to have the date pushed again till later in 2022. He cited having different circumstances that have been older as the rationale for his argument.
Gooding has pleaded responsible to all the expenses. If convicted on the highest rely, he faces as much as a 12 months in jail.
Three separate ladies have accused him of inappropriately touching them. A 30-year-old girl accused him of compressing her breast on the Moxy Resort in 2019. TAO server Natasha Ashworth accused him of grabbing her butt in October of 2018. And one other girl accused him of “sexual contact without consent” on the Higher East Aspect nightclub LAVO.