Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. and his attorney, Edward Sapone, have won their bid to unwind a default judgment that found him civilly liable for allegedly raping a woman in 2013.

A Manhattan federal judge approved an agreement between Sapone and plaintiffs’ counsel for Gooding’s accuser to vacate the judgment in exchange for $7,500 in attorney fees. The ruling, which followed written submissions from both sides, essentially reset the clock of the 13-month-old lawsuit and allowed Gooding to respond to the complaint by Oct. 25.