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Cuba Gooding Jr pleads not guilty to new sexual misconduct charges

The actor pleaded not guilty to the new misdemeanor charges of forcible touching and sexual abuse in Manhattan Supreme Court today.

Details of the charges, which were brought by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, were not immediately available.

Gooding's lawyer Mark Heller called the charges "totally fraudulent".

The actor, 51, won a best supporting actor Oscar in 1997 for the film Jerry Maguire and is known for roles in movies including A Few Good Men and The Butler and in the television miniseries The People v OJ Simpson.

Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. to face new US charges in groping case

Gooding is expected to appear in Manhattan Supreme Court on Tuesday to enter a plea to the new charges, which are not yet public, according to the office of Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance.

Gooding won a supporting actor Oscar in 1997 for "Jerry Maguire" and is known for his roles in films including "A Few Good Men" and "The Butler" and the television miniseries "The People v. O.J. Simpson."

He had been scheduled to go to trial on the original charges Thursday, but the additional charges mean the trial will be delayed. A new date has not yet been set.