Cuba Gooding Jr. Settles Civil Rape Lawsuit Just As NYC Trial Set To Begin

  • Cuba Gooding Jr. settled a Manhattan federal lawsuit accusing him of rape — just as jury selection was set to begin Tuesday morning in the case.
  • The “Jerry Maguire” actor, 55, had been slated to face trial over a woman’s allegations that he raped her twice at the Mercer Hotel in Soho on Aug. 24, 2013.
  • The trial was set to begin at 10 a.m. in Manhattan federal court, but at 10:24 a.m., a note was entered in the case saying “the parties have resolved the matter.”
  • The terms of the settlement were not disclosed.
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