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Cuba Gooding Jr.’s attorney launches #NotMe movement after judge refuses to dismiss sex abuse case

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A defense lawyer for Cuba Gooding Jr. has launched a #NotMe movement after a Manhattan judge Wednesday denied his request to dismiss the actor’s sex abuse case.

“After fifty years of defending innocent, falsely accused and unfairly prosecuted defendants, I am igniting the ‘Not Me Movement’ (#NotMe),’ ” said attorney Mark Heller.

Judge Phyllis Chu denied the motion to drop the misdemeanor forcible touching and sex abuse charges against the “Jerry Maguire” actor for allegedly squeezing a woman’s breast June 9 inside the Magic Hour Rooftop Bar.

CUBA GOODING JR. SAYS HE ‘TRUSTS THE SYSTEM’ WILL EXONERATE HIM IN GROPING CASE

The Manhattan Criminal Court judge wrote in her decision that, “The court finds the defendant has failed to meet his burden of setting forth compelling reasons to warrant dismissal.”

Heller argued in court papers that Gooding’s accuser has “certain mental characteristics” that make her likely to fabricate allegations.

CUBA GOODING JR.’S ACCUSER HAS A ‘TROUBLED MENTALITY,’ ATTORNEY CLAIMS

CUBA GOODING JR. ACCUSED OF GRABBING WOMAN’S BREAST

The 30-year-old woman wrote in social media posts, according to Heller’s filing, that her “brain was one big fat mess…Some people are scared of others and want nothing more to be invisible. I am not that type of person. I am starving to be seen.”

Manhattan prosecutors slammed Heller for victim-shaming and stressed that the online admissions have no bearing on the case or the events in question.

CUBA GOODING JR. PLEADS NOT GUILTY IN GROPING CASE

The woman told police that the Oscar-winner grabbed her breast as his girlfriend, Claudine De Niro, sat in between them. Grainy surveillance video appears to show Gooding reach toward the accuser’s chest then take her hand and kiss it.

Gooding has staunchly denied the allegations, and Heller has insisted that the video proves that his client committed no crime.

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“I am totally confident that when a jury of Cuba Gooding, Jr.’s peers assess all of the exculpatory evidence in this case, that he will be totally exonerated,” Heller said. “His case will be a hallmark example for the #NotMe Movement.”

This article originally appeared on Page Six.

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Indie singer-songwriter David Berman dead at 52

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Singer-songwriter David Berman, who formed the 1990s indie band Silver Jews, died by suicide on Wednesday.

He was 52.

Berman’s record label, Drag City, announced the news on Twitter, writing, “We couldn’t be more sorry to tell you this. David Berman passed away earlier today. A great friend and one of the most inspiring individuals we’ve ever known is gone. Rest easy, David.”

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Variety reports that Berman was slated to tour with his new band, the Purple Mountains, starting Saturday in New York.

Berman reportedly battled drug addiction for years, suffering several overdoses and at least one attempted suicide.

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Berman had written in a post on the Drag City Records message board about his anger with his father, gun and tobacco lobbyist Richard Berman, from whom he was estranged.

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Al Unser Jr. pleads guilty to OWI, still gets to drive

Two-time Indy 500 champion Al Unser Jr. pleaded guilty to operating a vehicle while intoxicated this week, the deal allowing him to avoid jail time and granting him restricted driving privileges.

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Unser was arrested in May after he was pulled over for speeding, then stumbled out of his Volkswagen Beetle and fell down an embankment. The arresting officer reported that he was verbally hostile during their interaction.

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Unser, 57, was charged with OWI, improper lane change and speeding, and was facing up to a year in jail, but had the latter two charges dropped as part of the plea deal.

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According to court records, Unser was given a 363-day suspended sentence, 363 days of probation and is required to do 480 hours of community service. He was also fined $386.50 and had his driver’s license suspended for a year retroactive to May 20, but was given special privileges that allow him to drive for essential purposes, like work and grocery shopping, according to TMZ.

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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Miranda Lambert says career ‘has been a crazy ride,’ hints at new record having ‘hidden messages’

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Miranda Lambert couldn’t be more thrilled about her recent career accomplishment.

When the Grammy award-winning superstar released her newest song — “It All Comes Out in the Wash” — in July, it quickly soared to the No. 1 spot as the most added single on country radio for the week.

The accolade was a huge milestone for Lambert, 35, as she achieved the best opening week in her career since starting out in the industry in the early 2000s.

MIRANDA LAMBERT BACK TO WORK AFTER TAKING ‘LONGEST BREAK I’VE EVER HAD IN 17 YEARS’

Speaking to Fox News, the country music singer opened up about how it feels to accomplish the major feat in her life now.

“It has been a crazy ride,” Lambert told us. “Some days I feel like I’ve been doing it forever and some days I feel like I’m just getting started. But I love what I do and I’m so blessed to get to do music for a living.”

“It has been a crazy ride. Some days I feel like I’ve been doing it forever and some days I feel like I’m just getting started. But I love what I do and I’m so blessed to get to do music for a living.”

— Miranda Lambert 

As for the inspiration behind the single — which is the Pistol Annies singer’s first release since her acclaimed 2016 album, “The Weight of These Wings — Lambert says: “Life itself actually.”

MIRANDA LAMBERT DROPS ‘IT ALL COMES OUT IN THE WASH’ WITH HELP OF SHIRTLESS HUSBAND BRENDAN MCLOUGHLIN 

“It’s a song about things you go through that might not be so pretty but you come out clean on the other side!” she explained.

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Lambert has previously revealed that the upbeat track is reflective of where she is in her life, especially as a newlywed, and she’s promised that the rest of her upcoming seventh album will have the same vibe.

Another teaser fans can expect when her record drops?

“A duet!” Lambert shared. “One of my favorite songs on the record. And some little hidden messages.”

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Baltimore Orioles’ Chris Davis needs to be held back in dugout spat with manager Brandon Hyde

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When you’re one of the worst teams in baseball and are in the middle of getting routed by a division rival, tensions are definitely going to boil over and that’s what happened in Baltimore on Wednesday.

Orioles slugger Chris Davis needed to be held back by several teammates and coaches after apparently getting into a spat with team manager Brandon Hyde in the dugout. The incident overshadowed the team’s 14-2 loss to the New York Yankees, which dropped them to 38-76 on the season.

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Hyde didn’t divulge any details about the altercation, according to MLB.com. However, he told reporters after the game he was “embarrassed.”

“We’re going to keep it in-house,” he said. “It’s private.”

The incident took place in the middle of the fifth inning after the Yankees had poured on five runs to make the game 11-2. It’s unclear what was said, but outfielder Mark Trumbo and hitting coach Kevin Long had to keep Davis from going after Hyde, according to MLB.com.

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“It was just a disagreement that we had in the dugout. What was said and what was talked about, I’m not going to get into,” Hyde said. “These things happen in competitive environments. It was something that will pass and we’ll get through it, but it was just unfortunate it happened in the dugout.”

Trumbo also downplayed the incident.

“I think everybody was pretty frustrated, and these things tend to happen,” he said. “Hopefully, they don’t happen in front of everybody, but in this case it did.”

Davis didn’t talk to the press after the game.

The Orioles first baseman has had a frustrating season and Wednesday’s incident may have been the exclamation point on top of it.

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Davis, who signed a seven-year, $161 million contract in 2016, is hitting .183 with a .591 OPS with only nine home runs. Davis was also on an 0-for-54 hitless streak, which ended in April.

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Paul Walker’s brother speaks out on legacy the ‘Fast and the Furious’ star left behind: ‘I miss him everyday’

The brother of “Fast and Furiousstar Paul Walker says he misses him “every day” but is determined to carry on his legacy.

In an exclusive interview with Sun Online, Cody Walker told how his older brother was a “huge goofball” who preferred surfing to acting — and would be “blown away” that the movie franchise that made him famous was still successful almost 20 years later.

And he revealed how painful it was for him to stand in for his brother and film his remaining scenes after the actor was tragically killed in a car crash half-way through the filming of “Furious 7.”

AUTOPSY: PAUL WALKER GOING OVER 100 MPH, DIED OF TRAUMATIC AND THERMAL INJURIES

Now Cody is now bringing Fuel Fest – a huge “Fast and Furious” style car event – to the U.K., in memory of his older brother.

Speaking ahead of this Sunday’s event, Cody said: “Paul was just a huge goofball who really never took anything too seriously. He never took himself seriously.

“He’s just a giving guy who would often laugh about and joke that he ‘failed upwards.’

“He never had aspirations to be an international level actor when he started.

PAUL WALKER’S DAUGHTER SUES PORSCHE, SAYS VEHICLE LACKED PROPER STABILITY CONTROLS

“He didn’t look up to actors as idols. He didn’t idolize them, he idolized professional athletes and marine biologists. That’s what he wanted to do.

“My love for cars, my love for travel — it’s all from him and I miss him, I miss him every day.”

Paul’s shock death aged 40, caused when a car he was passenger smashed into a tree in Los Angeles, devastated fans around the world in 2013.

Cody said the outpouring of support his family received from fans and car enthusiasts in the aftermath of his brother’s death helped them get through the dark times.

BROTHER CODY REMEMBERS ‘FAST AND THE FURIOUS’ STAR PAUL WALKER

He and his middle brother Caleb Walker also spent three months filming for “Furious 7” — finishing the scenes that tragically Paul could not.

But Cody admits it was uncomfortable trying to step into his big brother’s shoes while he was still grieving.

Cody says Paul would be blown away that the franchise is still going strong

“It was extremely tough. It was a very, very odd — at times uncomfortable situation to be in — because you’re pretending to be somebody that was pretending to be someone else,” he said.

DID DRAG RACING LEAD TO PAUL WALKER’S DEADLY CAR CRASH?

“And that person was your brother and I’m having to wear his tattoo. And It was a lot, it was a big roller coaster.

“It was also a great healing moment for my brother Caleb and I to bond over that time frame of working on it together.

“We couldn’t have done it without one another. We had each other to lean on and everyone was extremely supportive.

“The entire cast really is a family had been working together on these movies for a long, long time.

“It was special to have their support and to be able to, to finish that for Paul.”

PAUL WALKER, ROGER RODAS CAR COMPANY CLOSES FOLLOWING LETHAL CRASH

Paul Walker shot to international fame after starring in action movie “The Fast and the Furious” in 2001 which he starred alongside Vin Diesel.

So far there have been a further eight movies in the franchise with the latest “Hobbs & Shaw” starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson hitting screens this week.

Work has already begun on “Fast and Furious 9” — which is currently filming in the U.K.

Cody believes his brother would be shocked that the franchise that made him famous is still going strong after almost 20 years.

KURT RUSSELL TALKS ‘FAST & FURIOUS’ FRANCHISE CHANGES FOLLOWING DEATH OF PAUL WALKER

“I think he’d be blown away but honestly he was so much more than just a car guy.

“He’d be surprised. I think we were all honestly very surprised at how the car community took it all and how often it is that people will walk up to me and tell me ‘your brother’s the reason I’m into cars.’ I didn’t have a grasp of that. And I know Paul didn’t.

“In fact, he just lived a very private life. He did this, he did his films, did the publicity, everything that was required of him and then he would disappear again and go surf or whatever.

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It’s time to shine a spotlight on some of the saddest news to hit us last year. Paul Walker, famous for his role in the “Fast and the Furious” film series, tragically passed away in a car cash alongside famed racecar driver Roger Rodas. Before gaining fame, Paul Walker appeared on “The Young and the Restless” as Brandon Collins. Our heartfelt condolences go out to both of their families. (Reuters)

“So, in all honesty, don’t know what he’d think — I think he would think it was really funny. He would be very surprised at the lasting impact that he had because he didn’t look at himself that way.”

WIDOW OF PAUL WALKER PAL KILLED IN CRASH SUES PORSCHE

Now Cody has set up Fuel Fest which will take place on Aug. 11 in Chelmsford, Essex, U.K..

He says the event is a mixture of a car meet and a music festival – and while he wants it to be a place where Brit fans can come and pay their respects to Paul, he says the focus is on fun — which was “a huge part of his personality.”

The event will feature cars from the “Fast and Furious” franchise as well as appearances from the movie’s stars include Tyrese Gibson.

“He was the real car enthusiast and he instilled that in me,” he said.

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“He kind of molded me being so much younger and he’d get a kick out of this event. This is totally his scene. The car enthusiasts, the tuner scene.

He added: “I wanted to be able to bring something together and bring the car community together in a way that hasn’t really been done before, especially for the fans of the ‘Fast and the Furious’ and that entire franchise.

“And at the same time be able to create something that promotes his foundation, his charity Reach Out Worldwide because the car community has been so overwhelmingly supportive of my family and everything.

“And it was just really cool to be able to create something that I’m passionate about. And at the same time use it in a way to do good because it’s so much part of like a bigger picture and Paul’s legacy. I’m just really excited.”

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Paul secretly set up his charity following the Haitian earthquake in 2010, but was determined to keep it under the radar and out of the spotlight

Self-funded he took a group of friends to Haiti where they helped with relief efforts.

The charity now sends medical assistance to help communities after disasters overseas and also helps with debris removal after flood or tornadoes in the US.

“It’s been going on since 2010 and it’s really special, Cody said.

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“It’s a part of Paul that he left behind. People know Paul as the car guy, but he created Reach Out Worldwide because he actually wanted to get his hands dirty and wanted to help people and he didn’t want to get the publicity for that.

“He could have easily just stamped his name on some other known organization and be used as a means to raise awareness for it but he wanted to actually go on the ground, be there and actually be involved.

“Being able to do something that I love, which is car related and now being able to create Fuel Fest, I wouldn’t be in a position that I’m in without the influence that he had on me in my life.

“It just makes absolute 100 percent sense to create a car event that also benefits his legacy, which is Reach Out Worldwide. And so it’s an honor. It’s my responsibility in a sense to keep that going.

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“And it’s really awesome that I’m put in a position to where I can give back to the man that really molded me.”

This article originally appeared in The Sun.

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Tiger Woods has effect on Thai sports like few others

Tiger Woods‘ first vacation to Thailand was a lot different than when he goes there for work.

“No one knew who I was,” Woods said Wednesday with a smile.

That might be true when no one’s trying to bother him at a resort with his mother, children and girlfriend. Still, there’s no question Woods is one of Thailand’s most lauded sports heroes.

His mother was born and raised in Thailand. Since his first Masters win in 1997, Woods’ face has been plastered across Bangkok’s newspapers and television stations throughout his highs and lows.

Woods identified himself “Cablinasian” — Caucasian, Black, American Indian and Asian — on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” in 1997. Even so, he has always reciprocated the special kinship he has with his Thai roots.

“We wanted to have at least one time where the kids got a chance to experience Thailand with my mom, and so it was special for all of us,” Woods said. “The fact that my kids got a chance to be with my mom in her home country was pretty special considering that that may never happen again.”

Woods has won his share of tournaments in the Southeast Asian country — he won the 1998 and 2000 Johnnie Walker Classics in Phuket and Bangkok. The 1998 victory was the most memorable — he started the final round eight shots behind Ernie Els, shot 65 and beat him in a playoff. That remains his greatest final-round comeback.

And it was at the 1998 tournament in Phuket that Chuah Choo Chiang, senior director of communications for the PGA Tour who has spent most of his career involved in Asian Tour golf, truly realized the impact Woods had on the region.

“As Tiger was about to win the tournament, one of the Thai players said, ‘Hey, it’s no problem, it’s a win for Thailand as well,'” Choo Chiang said. “And this was a professional on the Asian Tour.”

It was like that beyond the borders of Thailand, stretching all over the world. Woods has played in every continent except Antarctica — and returned with a trophy from each. his appeal is massive, and it is particularly strong across Asia.

Woods has played in Thailand, Japan, Taiwan, China, Malaysia, Turkey, Abu Dhabi and Dubai. The two tournaments he hosts have title sponsors from South Korea and India. He returns to Japan in October for an exhibition and for the Zozo Championship, the first PGA Tour event in Japan.

He played in his mother’s home country for the first time in 1997. According to a Sports Illustrated story, Woods landed in Bangkok after a 20-hour flight from Los Angeles. The plane’s first-class cabin was bombarded by cameras and journalists from four of the five national TV stations, who began broadcasting live. This was two months before he won the Masters, which set off the first phase of “Tigermania.”

Woods was exhausted from the flight and his hectic start to the season. In the delirium, one reporter asked what Woods would like to say to the Thai people.

“I’ll sign everything outside,” a bleary Woods said, according to the story.

To this day, Thailand’s frenzy for Tiger continues. According to Choo Chiang, the excitement levels are the same — if not higher — especially since Woods won the Tour Championship at the end of last season and the Masters in April. It was his first major in 11 years.

“You see young kids in Thailand having the same reaction as to what kids had 20 years before,” Choo Chiang said. “They’re emulating his swing. They’re just in full awe of Tiger.”

Thai’s own world-standing in golf is rising.

Four Thai women were among the top 50 on the LPGA Tour money list last year, led by Ariya Jutanugarn, who won the U.S. Women’s Open and ended the year at No. 1 in the world ranking.

Kiradech Aphibarnrat, the first Thai PGA Tour member, is sometimes referred to as the “Asian John Daly” for his power and girth. Next on the horizon could be 23-year-old Atiwit “Jazz ” Janewattananond, who played in the penultimate group at Bethpage Black in his PGA Championship debut. He is on the cusp of cracking the top 50 in the world ranking.

Aphibarnrat and Janewattananond have talked in length about the effect Woods has had on their lives. It’s evident his profound impact is a part of every Thai golfer.

“I could bet you my last dollar every single one has been inspired by Tiger — 110%,” Choo Chiang said.

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Tiger Woods has effect on Thai sports like few others

Tiger Woods‘ first vacation to Thailand was a lot different than when he goes there for work.

“No one knew who I was,” Woods said Wednesday with a smile.

That might be true when no one’s trying to bother him at a resort with his mother, children and girlfriend. Still, there’s no question Woods is one of Thailand’s most lauded sports heroes.

His mother was born and raised in Thailand. Since his first Masters win in 1997, Woods’ face has been plastered across Bangkok’s newspapers and television stations throughout his highs and lows.

Woods identified himself “Cablinasian” — Caucasian, Black, American Indian and Asian — on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” in 1997. Even so, he has always reciprocated the special kinship he has with his Thai roots.

“We wanted to have at least one time where the kids got a chance to experience Thailand with my mom, and so it was special for all of us,” Woods said. “The fact that my kids got a chance to be with my mom in her home country was pretty special considering that that may never happen again.”

Woods has won his share of tournaments in the Southeast Asian country — he won the 1998 and 2000 Johnnie Walker Classics in Phuket and Bangkok. The 1998 victory was the most memorable — he started the final round eight shots behind Ernie Els, shot 65 and beat him in a playoff. That remains his greatest final-round comeback.

And it was at the 1998 tournament in Phuket that Chuah Choo Chiang, senior director of communications for the PGA Tour who has spent most of his career involved in Asian Tour golf, truly realized the impact Woods had on the region.

“As Tiger was about to win the tournament, one of the Thai players said, ‘Hey, it’s no problem, it’s a win for Thailand as well,'” Choo Chiang said. “And this was a professional on the Asian Tour.”

It was like that beyond the borders of Thailand, stretching all over the world. Woods has played in every continent except Antarctica — and returned with a trophy from each. his appeal is massive, and it is particularly strong across Asia.

Woods has played in Thailand, Japan, Taiwan, China, Malaysia, Turkey, Abu Dhabi and Dubai. The two tournaments he hosts have title sponsors from South Korea and India. He returns to Japan in October for an exhibition and for the Zozo Championship, the first PGA Tour event in Japan.

He played in his mother’s home country for the first time in 1997. According to a Sports Illustrated story, Woods landed in Bangkok after a 20-hour flight from Los Angeles. The plane’s first-class cabin was bombarded by cameras and journalists from four of the five national TV stations, who began broadcasting live. This was two months before he won the Masters, which set off the first phase of “Tigermania.”

Woods was exhausted from the flight and his hectic start to the season. In the delirium, one reporter asked what Woods would like to say to the Thai people.

“I’ll sign everything outside,” a bleary Woods said, according to the story.

To this day, Thailand’s frenzy for Tiger continues. According to Choo Chiang, the excitement levels are the same — if not higher — especially since Woods won the Tour Championship at the end of last season and the Masters in April. It was his first major in 11 years.

“You see young kids in Thailand having the same reaction as to what kids had 20 years before,” Choo Chiang said. “They’re emulating his swing. They’re just in full awe of Tiger.”

Thai’s own world-standing in golf is rising.

Four Thai women were among the top 50 on the LPGA Tour money list last year, led by Ariya Jutanugarn, who won the U.S. Women’s Open and ended the year at No. 1 in the world ranking.

Kiradech Aphibarnrat, the first Thai PGA Tour member, is sometimes referred to as the “Asian John Daly” for his power and girth. Next on the horizon could be 23-year-old Atiwit “Jazz ” Janewattananond, who played in the penultimate group at Bethpage Black in his PGA Championship debut. He is on the cusp of cracking the top 50 in the world ranking.

Aphibarnrat and Janewattananond have talked in length about the effect Woods has had on their lives. It’s evident his profound impact is a part of every Thai golfer.

“I could bet you my last dollar every single one has been inspired by Tiger — 110%,” Choo Chiang said.

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NFL Pro Bowl returns to Orlando for 4th straight year

The Pro Bowl will return to Orlando for the fourth straight year and be held one week before the Super Bowl.

The NFL’s all-star game will be an afternoon match at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 26. A week later, the league’s championship game will be played a few hours south in the Miami area.

Fans, players and coaches will vote for the 88 Pro Bowlers, and the game will match the AFC against the NFC.

A weeklong celebration in conjunction with the NFL’s 100th season initiatives also will take place across the Orlando area. Those will include a skills showdown and the league’s flag football championships.

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NYPD seeking alleged subway pervert after woman’s report

Another New York City subway rider has reported a creepy incident.

This time, a 47-year-old woman claims she fell asleep on a train – only to wake up to find a man had placed his exposed private parts on her shoulder.

The alleged crime happened around 4:20 a.m. Wednesday, according to the New York Daily News.

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When the woman confronted the suspect, he ran off the train at the Union Square station in Manhattan, the report said.

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The New York Police Department has posted a photo of the suspect and has asked for help from the public in finding him.

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