Cuba Gooding Jr. saved the day when he extinguished a guest who caught on fire at a party over Labor Day weekend.
Page Six reported that Gooding was with his girlfriend Claudine De Niro at a “socially distanced Shabbat dinner” in the Hamptons. Reports say that the host of the party “inadvertently set himself on fire,” that “Cuba jumped into action hero mode and doused him with water in front of frightened guests, who applauded once it was clear the guy was OK.”
Gooding’s representative confirmed that the incident happened and that the actor did save the man’s life. The rep explained that the person’s shirt ignited into flames from a candle that the man leaned into.
When the incident happened, the man panicked and started “flailing his arms” and guests ran away from the victim. Cuba rushed over to the victim and “doused the flames completely.”
Other attendees at the party included Brock Pierce, Libbie Mugrabi, and Mitch Model.
Gooding is currently facing a criminal trial on misdemeanor sexual abuse and forcible touching charges. This stems from allegations of three accusers.
He is being repped by attorneys Mark Heller and Peter Toumbekis. Gooding has denied all of the charges.