Cuba Gooding Sr, the father of actors Cuba Gooding Jr. and Omar Gooding, is being sued for allegedly swiping money from a charity.
According to TMZ, the legendary soul singer promised to perform at a Christmas charity benefit for a children’s hospital, the Kennedy Krieger Institute. For his participation, Gooding was loaned $7,000 in cash to promote the concert, but disappeared.
Reginald Lewis, who gave the singer the money, wants it back. He’s suing, but says in court documents, that he’s have trouble tracking him down to serve papers
Cuba Gooding Sr. is best known for being the lead singer of the 1970’s group Main Ingredient, who’s biggest hits include “Everybody Plays the Fool” (1972) and “Just Don’t Want to Be Lonely” (1974). In the 1980s, his career began to decline after the divorce from his wife.
In an interview with Vibe magazine, his son Cuba Gooding Jr. described how their lives changed when he was younger. “We lived in a big house and had chauffeurs. And then in the fifth grade… Bang! Rock bottom.”