TMZ

Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

Cuba Gooding Jr.

Female Bartender

DROPS Battery Charges

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

0802_cuba_gooding_jr_tmz
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Cuba met with police officials yesterday and the arrest warrant was revoked -- but he was issued a summons to appear in court to answer to the allegations.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.”

71 COMMENTS

No Avatar
46.

Sincerity    

If Cuba Gooding, Jr. didn't want to be photographed, HE HAD "NO BUSINESS" HANGING AROUND IN THE FRENCH QUARTER, PERIOD!!! Tourists go there to soak up the ambiance and party with the locals. The Old Absinthe Bar makes some strong drinks that will "KNOCK YOU ON YOUR AZZ"!!! It was much "CHEAPER" to pay the bartender off than to "FIGHT THE CHARGES"!!! The bartender saw a "CONVENIENT" OPPORTUNITY TO SCORE A "PAYDAY" and DIDN'T HESITATE TO FORCE A CONFRONTATION. Celebrities shouldn't be drinking alone in places they aren't familiar with because DRUNKENNESS ONLY "ESCALATES" MISUNDERSTANDINGS!!!

776 days ago
47.

william    

Paid off quick

776 days ago
48.

joecrabs    

Beyotch got PAID!!

776 days ago
49.

VIDGMER    

I hate Cuba gooding so much as it hurts! He is not from this country.

If he still live in south america and shoved the spanish Bartender, then will throw NI8 into jail without doubt..

776 days ago
50.

Nichelle Maloy    

The only person that appeared prejudice was the reporter giving the story for tmz with channel 5 8am interview .She was rude and redneck veteran educated.

776 days ago
51.

laffnbear    

Well.......Sorta puts to rest the racism accusation. Don't it?

775 days ago
52.

Mitzymitzy    

She shouldn't have let him off after he put hands on her. Money shoukdn't dictate acceptable behavior. He is a royal douchebag.

774 days ago
Previous 15 Comments | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4

Around The Web