Cuba Gooding Jr.’s lawyer is making what sounds like, on its face, an odd argument in his sexual assault case — claiming women with small breasts tend to be delusional.
Peter Toumbekis argued that small breasts might have played a part in sexual harassment allegations against his client.
He bizarrely argued that a victim’s inferiorities might have played a part in the delusions that led her to level sexual assault accusations against the actor, shocking the New York Supreme Court before a judge put a stop to that line of questioning.
The preliminary hearing on Thursday took place in light of revelations by prosecutors in Gooding Jr.’s groping case that more women have come forward with accusations of unwanted touching by the Oscar-winning actor, bringing the total number of women to come forward to 30.
“Tell me the connection between the size of her breasts and the relevance at trial,” Judge Curtis Farber asked shortly after Toumbekis, confessed the line of questioning he wanted to pursue.
“She actually talks about the fact that she’s self-conscious about her breast size,” Toumbekis said at one point, referring to a blog that the actor’s accuser reportedly penned.
Toumbekis said he thought it was “fair” to ask her questions that would probe whether she “sometimes misconstrues what other people are saying to her because of her own self-esteem issues.”
Back in December, 22 women accused Gooding of various sexual offenses, ranging from non consensual kissing to very aggressive touching. TMZ claims it has evidence of at least two incidents in which Gooding Jr’s is seen groping his victims. Daily Mast