Last week, Cuba Gooding Jr. found himself in another mess when he allegedly murdered his ex-wife and her new lover–Oh wait, sorry, no–No, he allegedly groped someone. Sorry, no the alleged murder was the other guy. Cuba is just channeling that O.J. Simpson give-no-fucks-about-crime energy hard. Blurring the lines, you know? And now he’s really not giving a shit, because he was overheard ranting about being charged for groping a woman.
Nice move, Cuba, you should next make a social media video complaining about it–really get it out there in the public how inconvenienced you are by the allegations you’re a drunk creep. That’s how to inspire sympathy.
Cuba turned himself in to police last week and then subsequently pleaded not guilty. Cuba hasn’t really made any public comment on his arrest, except having his lawyer tell us the charges were crap and the video would prove it. And then the video came out and was debatable about everything except the fact he touched the woman’s boob. I mean, he did it, whether it was a grope or not is up for interpretation. And you know what will really sway you toward pro-Cuba territory? Hearing about how he ranted about the charges out loud in the lounge of the Bowery Hotel on Monday night. An eavesdropping snitch at the Bowery told Page Six:
“He said the woman fabricated the whole thing and that the truth would come out. It was bizarre that he was in the main lounge of the hotel and he was talking about it.”
Cuba also joked about the incident because of how it was caught on security cameras:
“He was making jokes and asking his friend if there were security cameras.”
If you think that being charged with drunkenly grabbing a woman’s breast would make a guy chill out while he awaited the legal fallout, you don’t know Cuba Gooding Jr.. The source says:
“After several drinks and an order of fries, he and his friend were trying to find a place to go out after. He kept checking his phone because they were waiting for a friend, but he really wanted to go out.”
This sounds like me minus the part where he’s looking for a place to go after. Fries and drinks and bed: that’s my combo.
His lawyer, Mark Heller, has a perfect explanation for this though. Cuba is so innocent, he can’t physically even feel pressure about these charges. He tells Page Six:
“His confidence in the legal system and his legal representation has freed him from the anxiety that usually causes defendants in his situation to recoil from society. As you have noted, Mr. Gooding continues to appropriately interact and socialize as he normally does.”
Cuba Gooding Jr. ranting out loud and getting angry? I think I’ve seen that before. At least he wasn’t swinging his fists this time.