Actor Cuba Gooding Jr has been facing a slew of sexual harassment allegations.
In June he was booked on charges of misdemeanor forcible touching and sexual abuse in the third degree. Earlier this month he also indicted on a separate, additional sexual abuse charge.
The 51-year-old pleaded not guilty to the two allegations of sexual misconduct. But now 12 other women have come forward accusing him of groping them in bars and clubs.
The latest is hair stylist Renee Miller. She is claiming that a drunken Cuba Gooding Jr tried to kiss her and her best friend.
Renee Miller, 32, alleges that the then-married Oscar-winning actor boasted about cheating on his wife.
The incident allegedly took place in February 2010.
Renee said she was enjoying a girls’ night out at The Vault in Spokane, Washington with her best friend Asia Collins.
The friends soon spotted Jerry Maguire actor who was in town shooting The Hit List.
Renee claims a clearly drunk Gooding Jr quickly told them how he constantly cheats his wife – his high school sweetheart Sara Kapfer.
“He said that his wife was really controlling and that he didn’t love her and that he liked being with other women,” Renee revealed.
“We tried to take a picture at one point and he ducked down and said he couldn’t be in any pictures because he was worried that his wife would be mad that he was out partying.”
“He said Spokane had really pretty girls and he asked where we were from. He looked kind of haggard.”
“Then he started talking about the things he was into sexually. He said he liked threesomes and he especially liked young women.”
“He liked girls around the age of 21, 22, and 23. The way he was talking made us uncomfortable.”
But it is when The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story star allegedly tried to kiss her that things soon got even more uncomfortable.
Renee claims the actor tried to kiss Asia, also a hair stylist, and, when she pushed him off, he turned his attentions to Renee.
Renee, of Republic, Washington, said: “He kissed my friend on the mouth and she turned him down. He turned to me and said: ‘What about you then?”
“He came to give me a hug and I thought it would just be a cheek kiss but it was a mouth kiss. We were shocked and went to the bathroom.”
“When we came out, the two security guards were leading him out and he asked if we wanted to go to his nearby hotel with him. We said no, we stayed at the bar.”
Renee added that the encounter left her feeling “dirty.”
She said: “It left me feeling dirty. I used to watch him in movies and I really looked up to him. I hate him now.”