The woman who accused Cuba Gooding Jr. of groping her and pinching her butt has won a default judgment against him after he failed to respond to her lawsuit for more than a year.
According to Page Six, the woman identified as Natasha Ashworth filed a lawsuit against Gooding in October 2019, claiming that the academy award-winning actor repeatedly tried to grope her while she was serving him at Tao Downtown Nightclub in 2018.
Court documents show that Ashworth won a default judgment in her suit because Gooding failed to respond in the case.
Gooding also apparently never hired a civil attorney to defend him against the suit. Court records show that to date, no court papers have been entered for him, nor has any lawyer been listed in the case on his behalf.
Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Alexander Tisch granted Ashworth’s request for a default judgment against Gooding on the claims of assault and battery but denied a default judgment on the claim of infliction of emotional distress citing redundancy.
The judge also ordered the case to be set for trial to determine the damages that should be awarded to Ashworth.