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Gooding Jr to hand himself in over grope allegations

Accused: Cuba Gooding Jr
Accused: Cuba Gooding Jr

By AP Reporters

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

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 grabbed her while he was intoxicated just before midnight on Sunday.

Gooding Jr denies the allegations.

He told website TMZ that he was at the bar partying with friends, but did not touch anyone.

He says there is a video that shows "what really happened".

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

Gooding Jr won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his portrayal of American football player Rod Tidwell alongside Tom Cruise in the 1996 movie Jerry Maguire.

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