Cuba Gooding Jr.The lawyer is doing what sounds, in her face, a bizarre argument in his sexual assault case ̵1; claiming that women with small breasts tend to be misleading.
The actor and his legal team appeared in a Manhattan court Thursday for a preliminary hearing in his trial, and things took a strange turn when one of his lawyers argued that a woman’s negative feelings about her breasts could directly affect her perception of reality … when it comes to sexual assaults.
Now, a context – lawyer, Peter Toumbekis, raised this because one of Gooding’s accusers once blogged about women ‘s self – esteem and body issues. He seems to have used her words as a stepping stone to his theory … but it is a dangerous, if not direct, offensive, legal maneuver.
There is no jury present today, but if Gooding’s team uses that tactic later in the trial … it could attack. The suggestion of an accuser misinterpreting something as sexual assault because of the size of her breasts could easily be seen as a victim cursing a jury.
Reporters asked Gooding about this as he walked out of the courtroom, and he just removed his face mask to reveal a Black Wool symbol. He did not say a word.
As we reported … there are at least 22 women who have accused the actor of sexual misconduct. Back in October, Cuba not promised guilty up to 6 counts of sexual abuse.
TMZ took security footage of a suspect butt touch incident relating to 2 of the 6 charges he is facing. Do not forget, Natasha Ashworth had claimed he grabbed her butt while walking next to her at TAO in NYC back in October 2018.
There is also the incident of June 2019 … in which a woman accused Cuba of grabbing her thigh and chest while at the Magic Hour Rooftop Lounge in NYC.
Gooding’s other lawyer, Mark Heller, tells TMZ … the strategy for their jury opening statement will be to play videos that they believe show absolutely no crime has been committed.
Heller insists that Gooding respects women and has never acted improperly towards them.