The NYPD had reportedly been looking to speak to Gooding Jr since Monday morning, but Mark Heller, one of Gooding's attorneys, arranger for the actor to turn himself in to sex-crime detectives today (Thursday 13 June).
A 29-year-old woman told police that Gooding, who won a best supporting actor Oscar for Jerry Maguire, grabbed her breast when he was drunk at about 11.15pm on Sunday.
Heller said Gooding had "no knowledge" of the alleged 2008 incident, which falls outside the statute of limitations for any potential charges.
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Witnesses captured at least one man, beat him and waited until police arrived to scoop him up to jail. He was identified by police as Luis Alfredo Rivas Clase, who also goes by the nickname "The Surgeon".
In 2012, a group of women claimed he fondled them in a New Mexico bar, but Gooding Jr.
The Manhattan district attorney's office did not immediately comment.
The woman, whose name has been kept confidential, told police that Gooding groped her buttocks when she met him at the Butter Restaurant in Midtown New York, according to the Daily News.
Police issued a misdemeanor battery warrant for his arrest, CNN reported at the time, but the bartender eventually dropped all charges.
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The actor told TMZ that he was at the bar partying with friends but didn't touch anyone.
Videos posted on social media at the weekend show Gooding at the Manhattan bar singing the Journey hit Faithfully and posing for pictures with fans. "There's a tape that shows what really happened", he said.
The bar, on the roof of the Moxy Hotel south of Times Square, features a mini-golf course and sweeping views of the Empire State Building and other Big Apple landmarks.
Gooding's first major role came in the groundbreaking 1991 movie about life in the inner city, Boyz n the Hood. His character's signature line, "Show me the money", became a catchphrase. In 2016, he was nominated for an Emmy for playing OJ Simpson in the miniseries The People v. O.J. Simpson.
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