A woman who accused Hollywood actor Cuba Gooding Jr. of sexual misconduct is requesting a default judgment after the actor reportedly went silent.
Natasha Ashworth alleges that while she was working at TAO Downtown Nightclub in New York in October 2018, Cuba made an inappropriate joke about a penis and later reportedly grabbed her butt. She says that when she confronted the actor, he touched her lower back, and when Ashworth suggested he should leave, he is said to have replied, "You don't have to worry, because I am never coming back here again."
Cuba has been ignoring her lawsuit.
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Several other women also accused the actor of misconduct.
In December 2019, Gooding's attorney, Mark J. Heller, released a statement claiming that Gooding denies all allegations of criminal conduct, and adds, "unfortunately, people come out of the woodwork, making false allegations against Cuba, as often times happens when a celebrity is accused by the District Attorney's Office in a Public Forum. The spurious, uncharged allegations offered by the District Attorney's Office are so ancient and outdated and lacking in details and impairs the Defendant from defending against them."