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Cuba Gooding Jr. lawsuit from bartender over alleged 2018 groping incident in NYC nightclub takes new turn

By Adam S. Levy For Dailymail.com

Published: 23:42 GMT, 13 January 2021 | Updated: 23:42 GMT, 13 January 2021

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Cuba Gooding Jr. is at the center of legal trouble over an incident that occurred more than two years ago in a New York City nightclub.

A bartender named Natasha Ashworth is suing the 53-year-old actor, claiming he 'pinched' her rear end without consent at the Tao Downtown Nightclub, Page Six reported Wednesday.

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The star of movies including Boyz n the Hood, Jerry Maguire and A Few Good Men vowed he would not return to the establishment after she rejected his advances, Ashworth said in court docs filed in Manhattan Supreme Court.

The latest: Cuba Gooding Jr., 53, is at the center of legal trouble over an incident that occurred more than two years ago in New York City nightclub. He was snapped last year in NYC

The latest: Cuba Gooding Jr., 53, is at the center of legal trouble over an incident that occurred more than two years ago in New York City nightclub. He was snapped last year in NYC 

Ashworth said in court docs that Gooding asked her if she wanted to hear a joke that was sexual in nature and after she declined, he recited the joke anyway.

She said as her work shift was winding down around 4:20 a.m., he approached her and used 'his right hand reached to pinch [her] on her right buttocks.'

Ashworth said she told the actor, 'Don’t touch my butt' to which she responded, 'Aw, that’s no fun ... and I didn’t, I touched your back.'

After unsuccessful attempts to touch her again, a promoter at the club told him to leave the establishment, to which he 'pushed the promoter out of his way and approached

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