Page Six is reporting that Cuba Gooding Jr. was recently acting like a mess in a club. Except this isn’t one of those feel-good kind of Cuba stories in which he gets turnt at the club and treats everyone to a one-man dance party. This is the other kind, where a drunk Cuba allegedly did something that will make you feel the opposite of good.
The alleged incident happened around 9:00 last night at a club in Manhattan. Police sources say that a 30-year-old woman told police that a “highly intoxicated” Cuba Gooding Jr. grabbed her breast while they were socializing. No word on if he also slurred the words, “Show meeeee the tittieeeeees,” but I certainly hope not. After the alleged grab, the woman got into an argument with Cuba and the argument got messy enough that it had to be broken up by security. Sources say that Cuba was seen leaving the club shortly after, and the woman called the police at around 1am.
When police arrived, they were unable to find Cuba in or around the club, which isn’t surprising, since he allegedly high-tailed it out of there. The case is currently being investigated by the NYPD Special Victims Division. We might as well call this case as good as closed, since we all know no handsy perp is able to evade Detective Olivia Benson for very long. When Cuba is found, he’s reportedly facing a charge of forcible touching.
Just two weeks ago, Page Six reported that he was still seeing his girlfriend of about six months, Claudine De Niro. Who knows if they’re still together, but I do know that to call Cuba “highly intoxicated” is an understatement that deserves a poetry award for the expert use of subtlety and nuance. There’s video of Cuba at the club last night, and here he is belting out Journey’s “Faithfully” in a ripped shirt.
Here’s how I know Cuba was beyond-hammered. It’s one thing to drunkenly karaoke-sing Journey at a bar, but it takes a whole other level of not-thinking to do it to anything other than “Don’t Stop Believin.”