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Cuba Gooding Jr. Facing New Undisclosed Charge

The actor is accused of placing his hand on a 29-year-old woman's breast and squeezing it without her consent at Magic Hour Rooftop Bar & Lounge

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    Cuba Gooding Jr. Facing New Undisclosed Charge
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    In this June 26, 2019, file photo, actor Cuba Gooding Jr. leaves criminal court in New York. Gooding's New York trial on groping charges is scheduled to begin Thursday, Oct. 10, after it was postponed in September after prosecutors said they were still waiting for evidence in the Oscar-winning “Jerry Maguire” star’s case. He’s pleaded not guilty to forcible touching and sexual abuse charges.

    Cuba Gooding Jr. is facing a new undisclosed charge in his sexual misconduct case.

    Prosecutors revealed on Thursday that the charge is contained in a new indictment against the Oscar-winning "Jerry Maguire" star's case.

    Gooding appeared Thursday at a Manhattan court for possible jury selection for his trial. He now must be arraigned on the new indictment next week before a trial can begin.

    The actor left court without speaking to reporters.

    The actor is accused of placing his hand on a 29-year-old woman's breast and squeezing it without her consent at Magic Hour Rooftop Bar & Lounge near Times Square on June 9. The woman told police she believed Gooding was intoxicated.

    The 51-year-old Gooding was arrested four days later after turning himself in to police. He pleaded not guilty to forcible touching and sexual abuse charges and was released on his own recognizance.

    Gooding later requested to have his case thrown out, but he was rejected.

    The defense had filed papers saying the misdemeanor forcible touching case should be dismissed based on accounts of two witnesses who say it never happened, and that video from the bar backs up that claim. The papers argued that since there was clear evidence that no crime was committed, it was necessary to throw out the case to protect the integrity of the criminal justice system.

    The judge ruled that the conflicting accounts should be resolved at trial.

    Gooding faces up to a year in jail if convicted.