Cuba Gooding Jr settles civil rape lawsuit ahead of trial, ending legal battle

Actor Cuba Gooding Jr has settled a rape lawsuit ahead of his civil trial, according to reports from multiple news outlets. Gooding was accused of sexually assaulting a woman in a hotel room in 2013. The case was due to go to trial in New York City, but the proceedings have now been called off due to the settlement. Details of the agreement have not been made public. Gooding has denied the allegations and is still facing similar charges in another case, which is set to go to trial at a later date.