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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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31.

Kabala    

Maybe he needs another glass of Absinthe...

726 days ago
32.

RandomTandem    

Im not surprised. ive read reports and heard other people talk about what an azz that guy is

726 days ago
33.

bourbonhouse    

dude, i was there drinking all night with Cuba last night and this was no biggie. He was drunk and started getting agitated for sure, but people are overreacting.

726 days ago
34.

queen love    

Show me the azz whooping.

726 days ago
35.

queen love    

I don't believe it.

726 days ago
36.

furious cupcakes    

she was probably in his way weirdos.

726 days ago
37.

lindsay    

I like Cuba, he is a good actor. I think witnesses that see celebrities in scenarios like this one always exaggerate to get the media's attention. I think he might of pushed her back so he could get some space, beside a shove wouldn't knock anyone on the floor or actually hurt someone, what a stupid charge.

726 days ago
38.

cindy    

As a barender on Bourbon St. I can tell you that the Absinthe House has the crankiest old white bartenders and they dont give a damn who you are, but Cuba never had a chance... good riddance though, his Oscar win was a sham and his movies have sucked since he won it.. in a way he is kind of like Obama,

726 days ago
39.

pentta    

this is the next level of golddigging for women.

726 days ago
40.

BellaBoo    

Dumbass should have picked a bar NOT on Bourbon for starters..

726 days ago
41.

Arcadia Rink    

OPRAH + SHOW ME THE MONEY = DISMISSED

726 days ago
42.

Tigers Wood    


This guy has assaulted many women, his uses his fame to try to pick them up.
Google it: "cuba downing jr assaults"
This guy needs some jail time.

726 days ago
43.

Cherry    

Your rich and getting paid because those people you were cussing out and shoving pay to see your movies! I think it would have been worse if no one recognized you.

726 days ago
44.

daz513    

Daz513 That's Oscar winning actor Cuba Hooding Jr. Give the man his due.

726 days ago
45.

verlinda    

Filming "THE BUTLER"......Well he did it, so lock his ass up

726 days ago
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