Cuba Gooding Junior has encountered a multitude of legal problems over the last year, including allegations ranging in severity from rape to forcible touching and kissing. However, BET reports that his younger brother, Omar, is standing behind him.
On his Instagram account, Omar posted a photo of the A Few Good men actor holding his newborn nephew, Miles Christian Gooding, along with Omar’s other child named Omar Gooding Junior. The caption underneath the photo read, “Sorry Hate.”
Omar urged his brother to keep his head high and added two hashtags, including “#Truth,” and “#TisTheSeason.” Omar turned off the captions and comment section afterward. Reportedly, 22 women in total have accused Mr. Junior of sexual misconduct.
Cuba Gooding Junior has been officially indicted on several charges in New York City, however, the newest allegations haven’t brought charges yet, although Page Six and TMZ claim it may be on the way soon. Reported first by TMZ, Gooding’s attorney, Mark Heller, stated his client denied all of the claims.
Previously, Heller claimed Cuba was a target for such accusations because he’s a visible celebrity, and such a thing often happens to people who are visible in such a manner.
Earlier this year, Cuba was on trial for sexual assault charges when the Assistant District Attorney suddenly announced additional charges against the actor. Multiple reports claimed Gooding was smiling and looking happy on his way into the courthouse but didn’t look so happy following the new charges.
Thus far, Cuba hasn’t been supported publicly by any celebrities or other figures in the entertainment industry. In fact, even Curtis Jackson, also known as 50 Cent, poked fun at the actor on his Instagram account.
50 Cent asked why Cuba Gooding Junior was out in New York City at a baseball game when he was just accused of groping multiple women. As it was previously reported, Cuba has been recorded supposedly touching women. However, in a few cases – as many social media users have pointed out – the video footage is quite grainy and it’s hard to make out what actually happened.