Embattled actor Cuba Gooding Jr.’s partying ways are laid bare in never-before-seen photos obtained by DailyMailTV.
And it appears it’s those antics that have landed him in trouble with the law and facing jail over sexual misconduct claims made by more than 20 women.
The photos – taken at celebrity events over the last two decades – document the 51-year-old’s scandalous party animal antics.
Celebrity photographer and journalist Selma Fonseca – who once dated Gooding and has witnessed his partying firsthand – exclusively told DailyMailTV he has always been ‘nuts’.
But the Brazilian believes Gooding’s 2017 divorce and current ‘toxic’ relationship with Robert De Niro’s daughter-in-law are making things worse.
Celebrity photographer and journalist Selma Fonseca once dated Cuba Gooding Jr. and has witnessed his heavy partying first hand, providing DailyMailTV with this photo of the actor at a party in 2001
The earliest pictures show Gooding at Tom Cruise’s birthday party at Santa Monica’s Buffalo Club in 2001. He is pictured lifting his former Jerry Maguire co-star on his shoulders as Cruise bursts out laughing
Many of the photos obtained by DailyMailTV show Cuba Gooding Jr. playing bongos or with a drink in hand. Here he is partying at party in New York in 2005
Fonseca went on an ill-fated date with Gooding in July 2016 which ended when he started kissing and groping another woman at a karaoke bar. He is pictured dancing with two different women on a night out in the Bahamas 2008
Another photo from the same night out in the Bahamas in 2008 shows Gooding schmoozing with a third woman
The earliest pictures show Gooding at Tom Cruise’s birthday party at Santa Monica’s Buffalo Club in 2001.
He is pictured lifting his former Jerry Maguire co-star on his shoulders as Cruise bursts out laughing.
In one set of photos taken at the opening of a hotel in the Bahamas in January 2008 he can be seen cavorting on the dance floor with at least four different women.
Celebrity photographer and journalist Selma Fonseca is pictured with Gooding in 2007
Wearing a floral print shirt, the actor’s wedding ring can clearly be seen as he chatted to a mystery blonde.
Later that night he was seen with his hands on another blonde’s shoulders as he joked with baseball legend Derek Jeter.
During one night out at New York’s Marquee Club in September 2013, Gooding can be seen leading party-goers from the DJ cabin together with a scantily-clad go-go dancer.
The star posed for pictures at other events alongside the likes of Fugees rappers Wyclef Jean and Pras Michel and singer D’Angelo.
He was also spotted manically playing the bongos as the crowd went wild at a screening for his movie Dirty held at New York’s PM Lounge in 2005.
Gooding is currently facing six counts of misdemeanor sexual abuse and forcible touching involving three accusers.
Prosecutors are asking a judge to allow an additional 19 accusers’ allegations against him to be considered at trial.
The Oscar-winning actor, 51, is said to have made unwanted contact with women, groping or kissing them in incidents in New York, California and Utah dating back to 2003.
Gooding had already pleaded not guilty on three misdemeanor charges of forcible touching and third-degree sexual abuse and 12 more accusers came forward in November.
He is accused of sliding his hand down a woman’s top and grabbing her breast as he walked behind her at Los Angeles film event in 2005.
The woman says she said ‘excuse me’ and walked to the bathroom,then he tried to follow her inside but she pushed him out.
Cuba Gooding is pictured leaving Manhattan Criminial Court in October after he was accused of sexually assaulting three more women. The actor is due back in court on January 22
Fonseca believes Gooding’s 2017 divorce and current ‘toxic’ relationship with Robert De Niro’s daughter-in-law Claudine (pictured together in November) are making things worse
Prosecutors state in the Manhattan Supreme Court filing that he placed ‘his hand forcefully into the crotch area of her tights, placing his fingers on her anus’ and ‘it caused the crotch of her tights to rip’.
The documents claim the woman only escaped the Park City, Utah incident after she bit his cheek ‘causing him to recoil’.
Another woman accused the Jerry Maguire star of sliding his hand down the back of her pants and cupping her buttocks at an Atlanta, Georgia restaurant in 2011.
But despite his legal problems, the star still spends endless nights on the town with girlfriend Claudine De Niro.
In November, the two got into a public spat while out celebrating her birthday at a Miami nightclub.
Claudine, 40, was also present when Gooding was first accused of groping a woman in New York in June.
Selma, who has known Gooding and Claudine for over a decade, believes the pair are a bad influence on each other.
She said: ‘She’s totally wild, like him. She loves to drink and party and dance on top of tables.
‘Cuba’s drinking is what gets him into trouble. I have seen it first hand. He likes to drink shot after shot.
‘That’s not what he needs at the moment. He partied hard before he met Claudine but he’s in a very delicate position now and the relationship isn’t helping.
‘He’s facing jail for grabbing women. If he was with someone who really cared about him she would tell him to chill out and focus on his kids and his work, not partying and drinking.
‘It looks like a toxic relationship to me.
‘Cuba loves Brazilian women. He likes a nice big butt and big boobs. Claudine is half Brazilian on her father’s side, Haitian on her mother’s.
Fonseca exclusively told DailyMailTV Cuba Gooding Jr. has always been ‘nuts’. Pictured at a New York’s Marquee Nightclub in 2013
Gooding is seen facing Beyonce as they both attended the Rosa Cha By Amir Slama Fashion show in New York in 2003
Gooding is seen partying with Wyclef Jean and Praz at the PM Lounge in the Meat Packing District in New York in 2007
‘I also think Cuba is drinking and misbehaving more because he was left very hurt by the failure of his marriage,’ Fonseca said. He’s pictured partying in New York in 2005
‘She used to work in PR with Naomi Campbell at a company named NC Connect.
‘Claudine’s got a killer body even though she’s got three kids.
In 2017 Gooding divorced Sara Kapfer following 22 years of marriage
‘It’s not my business to tell her what to do but Claudine’s children are still young.
‘If I were a mother in that situation I probably would stop going out all the time.
‘She is a big party girl and you can see she has bonded with Cuba over that. They are out at the nightclub twice a week.
‘Claudine always wanted to hang out with celebrities, be famous and marry a guy with money so Raphael De Niro was perfect, and now with Cuba she really got famous.
‘She can be very snobbish and bit*hy and when she drinks I have seen her getting aggressive.
‘I also think Cuba is drinking and misbehaving more because he was left very hurt by the failure of his marriage.
‘That really hit him hard.’
In 2017 Gooding divorced Sara Kapfer following 22 years of marriage after she filed for legal separation in April 2014 citing irreconcilable differences.
Claudine and celebrity real estate broker Raphael – Robert De Niro’s first born son – filed for divorce in 2016. Court proceedings are ongoing.
Gooding and Claudine are thought to have first hooked up in October last year, when they were spotted out in New York.
Last week they were seen at the opening of a sushi bar and later partying at a hotel in Miami.
Gooding is seen kissing and hugging a mystery woman at a private party during the Cannes Film festival in 2004
Gooding is seen playing the bongos at a Halloween party at the PM Lounge in Manhattan in 2006
Gooding is seen with Dj Irie at the Marquee Nightclub in Manhattan behind the booth
The actor danced behind the DJ booth at the W Hotel and shouted his famous ‘Show me the money’ line from Jerry Maguire into the mike to hype up the crowd.
Selma went on an ill-fated date with Gooding in July 2016 which ended when he started kissing and groping another woman at a karaoke bar.
She said: ‘We went to an Italian restaurant called Pecorino in Brentwood.
‘He was being nice, we kissed and made out at the restaurant. He was a little crazy but we were together on a date.
‘One hour later we got to the karaoke place, he ordered another drink and all of a sudden he was up on stage singing, kissing her on the lips and they were touching each other.
‘I felt that was so disrespectful so I left without telling him.’
Seven accusers came forward against Gooding this month, including a woman who claims he groped and forcibly kissed her at the Sundance Film Festival.
The woman says Gooding ripped her tights and only stopped when she bit him.
The actor is due back in court on January 22.