An attorney for Cuba Gooding Jr. raised a constitutional challenge Friday to a New York City law that gives victims of gender-motivated violence up to seven years to sue their alleged abusers.

The argument came as Gooding’s lawyer, Edward Sapone, sought to dismiss a federal lawsuit from an unnamed accuser, who said the Academy Award-winning actor had raped her, twice and without a condom, at a Manhattan hotel in 2013.

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