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Cuba Gooding Jr.

Allegedly SHOVES Female

Bartender ... Warrant Issued

7/31/2012 11:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Cuba Gooding Jr. is a wanted man ... cops in New Orleans have issued an arrest warrant for the actor after he was accused of shoving a female bartender early this morning ... TMZ has learned.

The New Orleans Police Department tells TMZ ... a misdemeanor battery warrant was issued after cops received a complaint that Cuba got physical at The Old Absinthe House on Bourbon Street around 2:00 AM.

A witness at the bar tells us ... the "Jerry Maguire" actor became upset with some bar patrons who recognized him and had been taking pictures.

We're told Cuba began cussing at the people ... so a female bartender approached the actor and asked him to leave.

But the witness says Cuba didn't go quietly ... and shoved the bartender against a wall.

One of the bartender's co-workers called 911 ... but no arrests were made at the scene.

According to police, the bartender claims she informed Cuba that the cops were on the way ... and that he needed to leave. The bartender claims Gooding pushed her again, and left the bar.

Now, cops are under orders to arrest Cuba on sight.

Cuba is currently in New Orleans to film "The Butler" with Oprah Winfrey.

A rep for CGJ had no comment.


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16.

Pudding Tang    

Someone's been taking advice from Alec Baldwin, albeit, not good advice.

710 days ago
17.

KnuckleDragger    

Female bartenders aren't bouncers. If he shoved her...I'm sure she was in his face. Not that I condone shoving women. You never shove a woman in a bar...you politely walk them to the door...then you shove 'em.

710 days ago
18.

Matt Labo    

mattlabo.com says "It's not biggie Cuba." Drunken disorderly at worst. Check out my satire "three 2 tango" http://mattlabo.com

710 days ago
19.

Pudding Tang    

In Cuba's defense I think he's dyslexic and walked into a 'bra'

710 days ago
20.

Allen Ridak    

This reminds me of the time I borrowed my parent's car for a 35th birthday joyride. I ended up cruising around town looking for homeless people to befriend. Found one who was willing to let me give him a ****** for a warm beer. Unfortunatly for me, he wasn't a wiper.

710 days ago
21.

devilgirl    

Man, Radio didn't know any better!

710 days ago
22.

Oh A 💛💋    

I'm going to pull the race card out for no reason right now

710 days ago
23.

Mulholland Drive    

He should be happy someone wants to take his picture. Don't go out of the hotel if you don't want to be recognized. Stupid celebrity.

710 days ago
24.

dd    

Rehab!

710 days ago
25.

parlayer    

Punk wouldn't shove the bouncer!! just women and perhaps children. why not??

710 days ago
26.

Tim    

You might as well show her the money Cuba.

710 days ago
27.

really! really?    

I've enjoyed CGJ's movies and at first light this episode is disappointing. Hopefully when the facts are "filled in", it won't be as bad as it sounds.

710 days ago
28.

mrdobach    

I doubt this is as bad as they are making it out to be

710 days ago
29.

Andy    

Oprah and Cuba?????? Wait for it..................
The white man will be to blame for this, enjoy losers.
Can't wait till Oprah has to cancel her TV channel cause she is broke, new's flash O your a Racist!!!!
How to loose a Billion in 2 years, great story!!!!!!!!

710 days ago
30.

geincolo    

Magic time! I don't care who you are or where you are, that 2am part of the day rarely holds precious memories. Be on the street that time of day at your own risk. Right, CG?

710 days ago
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