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Jamie Foxx, Cuba Gooding Jr. Sued for Sexual Assault

Actors sued under New York law that opened a one-year window, which is closing Friday

(Newser) - Sexual assault lawsuits were filed against two big names in Hollywood this week. Details:
  • Cuba Gooding Jr.: The actor pleaded guilty , but did not spend any time behind bars , in a criminal case related to sexual assaults in 2018 and 2019. Two of the three women who accused him in

Cuba Gooding Jr.'s Rape Trial Stopped Right Before It Started

Actor settles with woman who said he raped her in New York hotel room a decade ago

(Newser) - Just as a trial was to begin, it was revealed Tuesday that Cuba Gooding Jr. has settled accusations that he raped a woman in a New York City hotel a decade ago, according to court records. The actor had insisted through lawyers that his encounter with the woman was consensual...

Cuba Gooding Jr. Hears His Fate in Forcible Touching Case

Accusers miffed actor won't be getting jail time, thanks to his compliance with plea agreement

(Newser) - As the forcible touching case against Cuba Gooding Jr. faded to black Thursday with no jail time for the movie star, some of the dozens of women who've accused him of groping, unwanted kissing, and other inappropriate behavior criticized the outcome as a slap on the wrist—and a...

Cuba Gooding Jr. Faces February Trial
Cuba Gooding Jr.
Enters Guilty Plea

Cuba Gooding Jr. Enters Guilty Plea

Actor accused of groping women will avoid prison sentence

(Newser) - Update: Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. pleaded guilty Wednesday in a deal with prosecutors to one count of forcible touching, avoiding prison time after being accused of groping three women. He admitted to the judge that he "kissed the waitress on her lips" without her consent at a New York...

Latest Accuser Says Cuba Gooding Jr. Raped Her

New civil lawsuit claims incident occurred in 2013

(Newser) - Cuba Gooding Jr.'s sexual abuse scandal continues to grow. The 51-year-old actor has now been accused of rape, Rolling Stone reports. The allegations come in a new civil lawsuit filed against him Tuesday in New York. He was already facing criminal charges of groping three women, but at...

Cuba Gooding Jr. Now Has 22 Accusers
Cuba Gooding Jr.
Now Has 22 Accusers

Cuba Gooding Jr. Now Has 22 Accusers

Prosecutors reveal 7 new accusers in new court filing

(Newser) - A new court filing reveals seven more allegations against Cuba Gooding Jr., bringing the total number of women accusing the actor of groping to 22. The New York Times got a copy of the new filing and describes some of the alleged encounters, which date back to 2003:
  • A woman

Gooding Back in Court on Groping Charges

Actor pleads not guilty to expanded indictment

(Newser) - In what's become a familiar scene, actor Cuba Gooding Jr. appeared in court Thursday to face more charges in his New York City sexual misconduct case, accused for the third time of groping or touching a woman at a Manhattan nightspot. Gooding, who was in court just two weeks...

Number of Cuba Gooding Jr. Accusers Explodes

As actor pleads not guilty, prosecutor says 12 women could testify at groping trial

(Newser) - From one groping accusation to more than a dozen: A Manhattan prosecutor said Tuesday that 12 more women have alleged inappropriate touching or grabbing by Cuba Gooding Jr. between 2001 and 2018, and it's possible all of them might testify at the actor's sexual misconduct trial. Gooding, 51,...

Cuba Gooding Jr. Hit With New Charge

Actor must be arraigned on the new indictment before his sexual misconduct trial can begin

(Newser) - Cuba Gooding Jr. learned on Thursday that he's facing a new undisclosed charge in his sexual misconduct case, a development that came as jury selection was set to begin for his trial. At a court hearing in Manhattan, Assistant District Attorney Jenna Long revealed the charge is contained in...

Cuba Gooding Jr. Charged After Groping Accusation

Actor faces misdemeanor count

(Newser) - Cuba Gooding Jr. has been charged after a woman said he groped her at a New York bar Sunday night. The actor agreed to be questioned by police Thursday, CNN reports, and was charged with forcible touching, which is a misdemeanor. He was led out of the station in handcuffs...

Cuba Gooding Jr. to Surrender After Woman Alleges Groping

TMZ says actor is expected to be arrested on a misdemeanor charge

(Newser) - A woman says she was at a bar near Times Square Sunday night when Cuba Gooding Jr. groped her breasts. The actor's rep says Gooding will turn himself in to the NYPD's sex crimes unit Thursday, NBC News reports. TMZ is similarly framing it as a "surrender"...

Cuba Gooding Sr. Found Dead in Car

Foul play not suspected in soul singer's death

(Newser) - Tragedy for Cuba Gooding Jr.: The Oscar-winning actor's father, soul singer Cuba Gooding Sr., was found dead in his car on a Los Angeles street Thursday afternooon, NBC News reports. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ that emergency workers were unable to resuscitate the 72-year-old after he was found slumped...

Bieber Takes Hit, Scores in Celeb Hockey

Chris Pronger sent him into the boards, but singer scores an empty-netter

(Newser) - Justin Bieber got a taste of NHL hockey and the Staples Center glass Saturday, courtesy of NHL great Chris Pronger. The pop star responded by showing off skills that would not have looked out of place in his native Canada during a celebrity exhibition game, reports the AP . Bieber was...

Cuba Gooding Jr. to Divorce High School Sweetheart

They were married 22 years

(Newser) - Cuba Gooding Jr. has filed to divorce wife Sara Kapfer after more than 22 years of marriage. TMZ reports the filing is a years-later response to Kapfer's own 2014 filing for legal separation. People reports that the two were high school sweethearts; they married in 1994 and have three...

OJ Isn't Too Excited About Cuba Gooding Jr. Portraying Him


(Newser) - So what does OJ Simpson think of Cuba Gooding Jr. portraying OJ Simpson in American Crime Story ? According to Gooding Jr., he recently heard that OJ hasn't actually seen the show, but said that "Cuba's portrayal I feel indifferent about," Gooding Jr. told Watch What ...

Cuba Gooding Jr., Wife Separating

Sara Kapfer has been married to actor since 1994

(Newser) - Well, this is sad: Cuba Gooding Jr. and his wife appear to be kaput after 20 years of marriage. Gooding and Sara Kapfer were high school sweethearts who wed in 1994 and had three children together, but now Kapfer has filed for separation, TMZ reports. She cited irreconcilable differences. The...

7 Actors Hit By the 'Oscar Curse'

Careers crashed and burned, at least briefly, after award

(Newser) - Jessica Chastain is quite the "it" girl right now. Not only are her movies doing well at the box office , she recently won a Golden Globe and is nominated for an Oscar . But she should watch out: Award winners often go on to, shall we say, less than award-worthy...

11 Great Actors in Awful Films
 11 Great Actors in Awful Films 
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11 Great Actors in Awful Films

Sometimes bad movies happen to good people

(Newser) - There are some movies that actors probably wish they could scrub from their IMDb profiles. Ben Widdicombe notes 11 of the most embarrassing skeletons in otherwise talented stars’ closets, on PopEater :
  • Brendan Fraser: Yes, he has done serious work, “like Gods and Monsters, where he got to display some

A-List Potential, F-Grade Agents
 A-List Potential, F-Grade Agents 

A-List Potential, F-Grade Agents

Blogger looks at actors who never parlayed breakout roles into full-on stardom

(Newser) - James Caviezel has gone from playing Jesus in Passion of the Christ to “a dragon hunter from another planet” in next year’s Outlander, Spencer Martin notes on the Playlist. Who else should have fire their agents for such moves?
  1. Heather Graham. Success: Drugstore Cowboy, Boogie Nights, Austin Powers.

I Know Who Sweeps Razzies
I Know Who Sweeps Razzies

I Know Who Sweeps Razzies

Lohan flick scores 8 dishonors as Eddie Murphy and Cuba Gooding Jr. also win

(Newser) - Lindsay Lohan's little-loved horror flick I Know Who Killed Me scored a shocking eight Razzies in Santa Monica today, the biggest haul in the Golden Raspberries’ 28-year history. Lohan took home worst actress dishonor and worst supporting actress—twice. She also scored worst screen couple for the film about a...

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