O.J Simpson actor Cuba Gooding Jr. requested Judge for the dismisal of Rape accuser’s lawsuit.
As per the reports from Reuters Cuba Gooding Jr. has requested the Judge to dismiss civil lawsuite of $6 million which was filed by a woman who accused Cuba Gooding of raping her twice in 2013.
The Woman with the Pseudonym Jane Doe said that it took her seven year to sue by waiting for so long.
The woman, known in court documents as Jane Doe, sued Gooding in August 2020 for allegedly raping her in August 2013 in a hotel room in Manhattan’s SoHo neighborhood, shortly after having her met at a restaurant and lounge in Greenwich Village. Gooding has denied his claims.
In a case filed Monday night in Manhattan federal court, Gooding’s attorneys said laws allowing rape accusers to prosecute alleged perpetrators after many years applied to victims who suppressed the traumatic rape or did not. did not initially realize that they had been raped, and did not apply to Doe.
They said letting Doe invoke the seven-year statute of limitations under a New York City law protecting victims of gender-based violence violated Gooding’s due process rights under constitutions. from the United States and New York State.
“No exceptional circumstance has forced him to wait,” Gooding’s lawyers said. “A plaintiff who chooses to sue Mr. Gooding, Jr. almost seven years later will not correct any serious injustice; the opposite is true. ”
Doe’s attorneys argued that the seven-year statute of limitations applies in this case and also denied a defense request asking their client to reveal his name, saying the case involved “questions of a nature very sensitive and personal ”.
Last year, U.S. District Judge Paul Crotty in Manhattan rendered a default judgment on Gooding’s liability, but the two sides later agreed to overturn that judgment because Gooding’s failure to officially respond. to Doe’s accusations was not voluntary.
Gooding, 54, won the 1997 Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for “Jerry Maguire” and played OJ Simpson in the 2016 TV miniseries “The People v. OJ Simpson ”.