Cuba Gooding Jr.The attorney̵7;s lawyer is making an odd argument in his sexual assault – that women with small breasts are often delusional.
The actor and his legal team showed up in Manhattan court on Thursday for preliminary hearing during his trial, and things went weird when one of his lawyers She argues that a woman’s negative feelings about her breasts can directly affect her perception of reality … specifically when it comes to sexual assault.
Now, some context – attorney, Peter Toumbekis, citing this because one of Gooding’s accusers once blogged about women’s self-esteem and body problems. It seems he used her words as a starting point for his theory … but it was a risky, if not offensive, legal act.
There was no jury today, but if Gooding’s team used that tactic after trial … it could backfire. Suggest that the whistleblower misconception something sexual assault due to the size of her breasts could easily be seen as an embarrassing victim before a jury.
The reporters asked Gooding about it when he exited the courtroom and he just took off his mask to reveal the Black Lives Matter logo. He didn’t say a word.
As we reported … there are at least 22 women there accuse the actor of sexual misconduct. Back in October, Cuba committed not guilty up to 6 counts of sexual abuse.
TMZ has obtained security footage of one incident of touching the butt related to 2 out of 6 numbers he is facing. Remember, Natasha Ashworth stated that he pinched her butt as he passed her at TAO in NYC in October 2018.
There is also an incident in June 2019 … in which a woman accuses Cuba groping for her thighs and breasts while at the Magic Hour Rooftop Lounge in NYC.
Gooding’s main advice, Mark Heller, tell TMZ … the strategy for their opening statement before the jury would be to play a video they believe absolutely no crime has been committed.
Heller asserted that Gooding respected women and never acted inconsistent with them.