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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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46.

The New Improved Sock Puppet    

I spent a few hours in there one day. Nice place to drink. You'd think Cuba Gooding would be excited that people still knew who he was.

782 days ago
47.

myopinion    

She should have moved... LOL...Really he should expect people to recognize him and want autograph and pictures that's what goes along with being a star...Star can fall quickly.

782 days ago
48.

Zambonie    

Welp, he better do a bunch of those creepy, stalkerish underwear commercials with MJ to pay his lawyer fees

782 days ago
49.

big'un    

Lock that mofo up

782 days ago
50.

happypat35    

He's always getting into some drama in clubs. Never was a fan.......

782 days ago
51.

gamepro    

he lost me as a fan of his acting and he needs to give her an apology

782 days ago
52.

Aussie    

Only one side of the story so far .... how about another side ..... I would bet the staff member is after her payday and 15 minutes of fame.

781 days ago
53.

Rich    

The cops in NO are now under the Justice Dept. They are the worst cops in the whole USA. Kill more people without reason. Justice Dept is now hiring new cops and training those that are trainable.

781 days ago
54.

DubyaT    

Reportedly he was overheard shouting, "No, I am not Hootie!"

781 days ago
55.

msfaye    

she musta been black, black men have absolutely ZERO respect for black women. had she been white preferably blond hair blue eyes he would have tried to take her panties off. but dark skin, kinky hair, brown eyes, big butt, larger nose and big lips is a no go because black men hate themselves because they are having all this success and aren't white. he is and will always be a wishing he was white, dog.

781 days ago
56.

chasetta shipp    

thank for the news 2012.

781 days ago
57.

Sunset    

It is horrible that he pushed a woman. I am glad he will be arrested. I wish she had not told him that cops were on the way so that he would have already been arrested at the bar. The fact that he was probably drunk is not an excuse. It is also not an excuse for being rude to fans. He is a jerk!

781 days ago
58.

AlwaysOnTimeB    

I have never liked Cuba! I don't like his face or his "acting." I say lock him up and throw away they key so he can't make any more of those B movies!!

781 days ago
59.

LDB    

Celebrities should count their blessings anybody still recognizes them wanting to take pictures and autographs.

781 days ago
60.

rsmik    

at least somebody wants him

781 days ago
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