The 51-year-old star of Boyz N The Hood turned himself in to New York police on Thursday and was taken to court in handcuffs. He is accused of grabbing a woman's breast during a night out. His lawyer told reporters he had "not acted inappropriately in any shape or form" and that a video existed that would see him "totally exonerated".
Gooding denies the allegations and pleaded not guilty to forcible touching and sexual abuse charges at a night court arraignment. He was released after about six hours in police custody. Gooding did not discuss his case as he left court, instead offering well wishes to David Ortiz, the Boston Red Sox star hospitalized after he was shot Sunday in the Dominican Republic.