Lawyer: Cuba Gooding Jr. to surrender but did nothing wrong

FILE- In this Sept. 18, 2016 file photo, Cuba Gooding Jr. arrives at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. Gooding is expected to turn himself in to the New York Police Department on Thursday, June 13, 2019, after being accused of groping a woman at a midtown Manhattan nightclub Sunday, June 9. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK — A lawyer for Cuba Gooding Jr. says the actor will go ahead with plans to turn himself in to New York City police amid allegations he groped a woman at a Manhattan night spot.

Lawyer Mark Heller said Thursday he was initially hesitant to let the "Jerry Maguire" star surrender after reviewing security video he said showed no criminality.

A 29-year-old woman told police the 51-year-old Gooding grabbed her breast while he was intoxicated around 11:15 p.m. Sunday at the Magic Hour Rooftop Bar & Lounge.

Heller says the video shows "there is not the slightest scintilla of inappropriate conduct on his part."

The lawyer also disputes allegations in media reports from a second woman who says Gooding grabbed her buttocks at a New York City restaurant in 2008.

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