The actor Cuba Gooding Jr could go to jail because he pleaded guilty to abusing a woman.
The confession came after he was accused of raping several women inside Manhattan nightclubs.
The actor told the judge that he “kissed the waitress on the lips” without her permission at a New York nightclub.
Godding also admitted that he subjected two women to physical contact without permission.
The accusations against Cuba Godding
The guilty plea occurred during a hearing two years after the first indictment against the actor.
Gooding’s hearings were later postponed or continued, with no chance of a deal.
The plea agreement requires that the actor not spend time in jail. In six months he could plead guilty.
In this case, if you do not comply with a minor infraction, you could face up to a year in jail.
“We fully credit and believe all survivors in this case and thank all the women and other witnesses who cooperated with our office throughout the course of our investigation,” the assistant district attorney said, according to USA Today.
The guilty plea allows victims to make impact statements.
Godding was arrested in 2019 when a 29-year-old woman reported him to the police for touching her chest without permission.
Two additional cases were added to this case for the same type of accusation. The actor’s lawyers have argued that these gestures were misconstrued.