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Cuba Gooding Jr.

Female Bartender

DROPS Battery Charges

8/2/2012 9:12 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

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Cuba Gooding Jr.
just caught a huge break after allegedly pushing a female bartender in New Orleans this week -- the bartender has decided to drop her battery charges against the actor.

TMZ broke the story ... an arrest warrant was issued for Cuba for allegedly roughing up the bartender at The Old Absinthe House on Bourbon Street early Tuesday morning when she asked him to leave.

The bartender told police Cuba had grown irate at several bar patrons for taking his photo ... and that's when she told him to take a hike.

Cuba met with police officials yesterday and the arrest warrant was revoked -- but he was issued a summons to appear in court to answer to the allegations.

Lucky for Cuba, it now looks like he'll get off scot-free -- because bar managers at The Old Absinthe have released a statement, saying the bartender involved in the dispute has decided not to press charges.

They added, "While we continue to investigate this matter internally, we are hopeful that this will put an end to the matter.”

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1.

Flying Blind    

spoiler

722 days ago
2.

Paul    

I bet she said "SHOW ME THE MONEY!!!" and he did.

722 days ago
3.

taz    

PAYOFF

722 days ago
4.

gamepro    

ill say it again fame lets you get away with mostly anything and i think she got paid off somehow

722 days ago
5.

SantanaRenee    

my classmate's mother makes $84/hr on the internet. She has been fired for 10 months but last month her check was $8514 just working on the internet for a few hours. Read about it on this site CashLazy.com

722 days ago
6.

bagladey    

He showed her the money.

722 days ago
7.

EMP BITE ME    

He paid her.

722 days ago
8.

Amber    

Payoff perhaps???? LOL

722 days ago
9.

Jody    

How much more money does she have in her pocket now?

722 days ago
10.

Uh    

"Scot free"?? Must have been written by Max.

722 days ago
11.

LDB    

The rich think they're above everyone else

722 days ago
12.

flkipper    

You know he paid her off....

722 days ago
13.

lord flashheart    

some money did the trick?

722 days ago
14.

happypat35    

Money talks, BS walks.

722 days ago
15.

Throwback kid    

That's great news! now Cuba can get right back in those bars every night then stagger out while talking with slurred speech like he always does. I remember when Cuba had a small part in a Few Good Men. Cuba, are you an alcoholic? I WANT THE TRUTH!

722 days ago
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