Now Reading
Cuba Gooding Jr. Arrives at Court For Sex Abuse Hearing

Cuba Gooding Jr. Arrives at Court For Sex Abuse Hearing

Cuba Gooding Jr.

Cuba Gooding Jr. appeared in court in New York Thursday (August 13, 2020) for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic delayed his trial on groping charges.

Gooding, 52, appeared for an in-person pretrial hearing before Judge Curtis Farber, who wore a mask and sat behind a Plexiglas shield. Gooding submitted to a temperature test before entering the courtroom.

Once inside, reporters saw him slip off one side of his mask, briefly showing the words “Black Lives Matter” on the inside. Later, as he was leaving the courthouse, Gooding took off the mask and showed the inside to onlookers.

“Black lives matter,” he said after reporters asked him about his lawyer’s arguments at the hearing.

Mosaic Federation Gala Against Human Slavery
Cuba Gooding Jr. attends the Mosaic Federation Gala Against Human Slavery on September 10, 2019 at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images for Mosaic Federation)

In the courtroom, everyone – lawyers, clerks, recorder – wore a mask; that, combined with technical difficulties in the video conference setup for reporters, made it difficult sometimes to understand what was being said and who was saying it.

Gooding is charged with three misdemeanor counts of forcible touching and sexual abuse involving three women in Manhattan bars and restaurants in June 2019, October 2018 and September 2018.

See Also
Black Mirror Season 5 Miley Cyrus

He has pleaded not guilty to all the charges.

The hearing was held to argue over issues of discovery and what kind of evidence can and can not be admitted, and what kinds of questions witnesses can be asked at trial.


Lady Gaga drops a new video for the latest single off of Chromatica, “911.” WATCH! [OMG BLOG]

★ NYU student confronts cops not wearing masks in subway. They respond by calling him “Karen.” WATCH! [Towleroad]

Trevor Noah selling Bel Air mansion for $22 million. Take a look inside! [Evil Beet Gossip]

Jerry Falwell Jr. found drunk and bleeding after falling down the stairs in his home. [Curt and Frank]

Andy Murray is open to the renaming Margaret Court Arena, marrying Roger Federer. [Kenneth in the 212]

★ Travel back in time and see the fashion from the ’70s and ’80s Emmy Awards. [Go Fug Yourself]

Charlize Theron: “I haven’t dated anybody for over five years” (since Sean Penn). [Celebitchy]

★ You have to check out John Duff‘s “Hokie Pokie” which Is the gay “WAP.” [Boy Culture]

Support Socialite Life when you shop on Amazon using this link or when you click any of our affiliate links. You won’t have to go to the store, and we’ll receive a little commission.

Copyright ©2020, MJP Content Labs, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Scroll To Top