Gooding Jr.’s attorney, Mark Heller, has since denied the claims

By Alexia Fernandez
August 18, 2020 07:54 PM
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Cuba Gooding Jr.
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Cuba Gooding Jr. is facing a new sexual assault allegation in a new civil lawsuit.

The actor was accused of raping a woman twice in 2013 inside of his New York City hotel room at the time, according to Variety.

Gooding Jr.’s attorney, Mark Heller, denied the claims made by the anonymous accuser in a statement to PEOPLE.

“The allegations against Cuba Gooding Jr. are false and perjurious,” said Heller. “There was absolutely no conduct committed in a criminal nature as alleged.”

“We expect the case to be dismissed,” Heller continued. “It was an alleged incident that took place over seven years ago with no criminal complaint at the time.”

The unidentified woman claims the Oscar-winning actor invited her up to his hotel room where he began to undress in front of her, Variety reported from a civil lawsuit filed Tuesday.

The woman alleges the actor blocked the door, pushed her onto the bed and raped her twice.

She is suing Gooding Jr. for an alleged "crime of violence" committed on the basis of gender and is seeking a trial by jury, according to Variety. She is seeking an unspecified about of compensatory and punitive damages.

This is the latest accusation of sexual assault against Gooding Jr., who is already facing six counts of sexual abuse and forcible touching.

In 2019, he pleaded not guilty to charges of groping three women in New York City nightclubs in 2018.

If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, please contact the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) or go to online.rainn.org.