New York - Oscar-winning actor Cuba Gooding Jr, who is accused of groping a woman in a Manhattan bar, on Wednesday called for the case to be thrown out of a New York court.
Gooding's lawyer told a judge that footage from the bar's security cameras clearly showed his client is innocent, and said a trial could jeopardize Gooding's future Hollywood projects.
"Mr Gooding's life is put on hold. It's on a pause button," said attorney Mark Heller, quoted by CBS News. "It's urgent that this matter be dismissed as quickly as possible."
But New York State criminal court judge Keshia Espinal said she needed more time to make a decision on the request, and told the prosecution to respond in writing by July 17.
Gooding could face up to a year in prison if convicted of forcible touching.