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Cuba Gooding Jr.

RIPS Bartender in Fight Clip

'She's Racist!'

8/3/2012 3:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Cuba Gooding Jr.
called a female bartender a "RACIST" for kicking him out of a New Orleans drinking establishment this week -- and the heated exchange was all caught on tape.

TMZ broke the story ... cops issued an arrest warrant for Cuba following the incident at The Old Absinthe House on Bourbon Street early Tuesday morning -- when the bartender said Cuba shoved her for telling him to leave the pub.

According to the bartender, Cuba was intoxicated and had gotten angry at other bar patrons for taking pictures of him ... at which point, she told Cuba to get lost. That's when she says Cuba roughed her up.

The video cuts in right after Cuba leaves the bar, and the brunette follows him into the street, telling someone to "call the cops right now."

Cuba tells onlookers, "She's racist. She's racist. She doesn't like me." Moments later, another bystander yells, "He took a woman and he shoved her!"

But Cuba probably won't be prosecuted -- as we reported, management at The Old Absinthe House just announced the bartender won't be pressing charges.

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16.

big'un    

The race card. My daddy always said, "don't think having money and fame is the same thing as having class and respect". Cuba has money, nothing else.

709 days ago
17.

laffnbear    

Mr. Gooding took tfe easy out for a black man.
Claim racism,then won't need to explain his behavior.
I had expected better from him. Guess he wasn't in chacter and his real self came out.

709 days ago
18.

cherokeesky34    

Seriously???? Racist?? In NOLA... uh huh yeah ok. Hardly believe that one. Just because it's the south dude, doesn't mean those of us who are white and have to kick PEOPLE out of bars for disorderly conduct , does NOT make us RACIST .. geez Cuba, grow up. You were thrown out of a bar for being drunk and causing a ruckus. I wouldn't have give a chit who you were or what color. A bartender or waitresses money depends on keeping a customer happy. Do you think that bartender would throw her money out the door ( with you ) without damn good reason?

709 days ago
19.

cobrazombie    

Did anyone actually like Boat Trip?

709 days ago
20.

Mikey    

Some people just don't like black people. Its not always a racist thing, they just don't like em.

709 days ago
21.

Disgusted    

Another black that reverts to the race card. Cuba you are the racist for suggesting such a thing.

709 days ago
22.

SPADES    

The first thing People of color do is cry racism at any negative encounter with a white person. Their ansestors (and liberal media) hahave conditioned them for YEARS to do this... and Cuba is no different. I used to live in New Orleans, and I can tell you RACISM was NOT the reason for the female bartender throwing Cuba out. New Orleans has a higher number of black residents than white...I'm sure she has to serve black customers all the time... and seeing a celebrity is nothing new in New Orleans... so he couldn't get away with the star attitude like he could in other places... he's weak and he's a loser. He star quality is NOT what it used to be and he's resorted to walking around bars, drinking, looking for women, when at one time people were all about him. He should be taking care of his kids instead of pushing working females just trying to make a living.. he's s*** and it's got NOTHING to do with his color.

709 days ago
23.

3Storms    

I've respected him as an actor, thought he was one of the most under-used and under-appreciated actors in the business for over two decades, then he plays the race card and it's all gone in five seconds flat.

709 days ago
24.

SPADES    

The Westboro Baptist Church in Kansas was funded and got their power from CRYING RACISM for black people back in the day. That's right, the group that pickets soldiers funerals and hates the gay and lesbian community was started with the money won for black people. Fred Phelps (founder of Westboro) started his practice by defending black people suing white businesses. He used loop holes and coached them on what to say to win money. Look at what kind of people cry racism.. people like Phelps and people like Cuba Gooding... what trash... what sorry pathetic excuses for human beings.

709 days ago
25.

taz    

She wasn't racist, just knew an ******* when she saw one, and they come in all shades. Why bring color into it?

709 days ago
26.

The Love Sponge    

She's not a racist . She finds you to be unattractive African American male that's drunk and stupid ! Get lost !

709 days ago
27.

TexasDey    

It's been my experience, that the people who play the race card and accuse other people of being racists, are usually the biggest racists. Here we are in 2012 and it's almost as bad as it was in the 60's. In fact, I'll go so far as to say in some respects it's worse. I'm disappointed in Cuba, I thought he was better than this.

709 days ago
28.

victory    

It was two am, a bit too much to drink. There are happy drunks and mean drunks. Just let it go and hope Cuba learns when it's cut off time.

709 days ago
29.

Pat    

I hope they change they're minds and prosecute to the fullest extent of the law. Sounds like he was an arrogant "celebrity" *******.

709 days ago
30.

StarryStarryNight    

cuba is a race card playing piece of sh*t. end of story.

709 days ago
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