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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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Rebecca    

I don't know by the look of the video, Cuba was walking away as the bartender was like gum stuck to him tellng the bystanders to call the cops. As another bystand stopped her from walking farther more. Cuba had a big smile on his face as well for someone who just pushed someone else, I think he would have a more serious look on his face. mmmm I don't know.

773 days ago
77.

MARK    

Ahhhh cuba you love white people since when did you become a black man.?

773 days ago
78.

MARK    

Stop hanging around white people and you will not have these problems i do not associate with whites at all.

773 days ago
79.

MARK    

He should have really slapped her whites are evil by nature why associate with them?

773 days ago
80.

MadCharles    

It's blacks like Cuba that brought the black community back to the n-word.

773 days ago
81.

Rose    

Isn't he married to a white woman? Black women aren't good enough for him. Who is the racist now?

773 days ago
82.

JanieA    

Cuba, AA. You have a real alcohol problem and it's starting to catch up with you. There are meetings in every city. Please go while you still have a career.

772 days ago
83.

GangstaDiva    

NOTE TO THE RACIST BIGOTS IN THIS THREAD! RACE CARD WILL NEVER BE USED UP! SO SUCK IT UP AZHOLES

772 days ago
84.

Snowman with a Turnip Nose    

Seems like the KKK is on a posting spree this weekend...


Question: When did shoving somebody become synonymous with "roughing somebody up"? I don't know, I'm old as dirt, but when we roughed somebody up they didn't follow us around yelling at people immediately afterwards...


Drama queens! All of them!

772 days ago
85.

Ben    

Man that's a shame I liked Cuba and his movies. But since he can't see that a FU drunk getting thrown out of a Bar is just that and has to throw out the Race card, F him. No more of his movies for me.

772 days ago
86.

Matt    

This bar is in New Orleans right? Wasn’t it a couple years ago when a white female bartender tried to kick Jeffrey Wright out of a bar & called the police on him, only for the charges to dropped? – specifically against him & Josh Brolin who only crime by the way was just trying to clear things up with the police for the benefit of his racially wronged friend?

All I’m getting at is just because someone 'pulls the race card' doesn't necessarily mean they're wrong or playing the victim. You should evaluate each claim individually to determine its validity. Duuuuuuuh. You don't just dismiss it without looking at the facts in depth first.

The lady bartender claims that Cuba had a temper tantrum (because people were apparently taking pictures of him) and that he shoved her into a wall when she asked him to leave, but after this alleged incident he is clearly seen smiling & signing autographs outside! – only to be interrupted by her angrily advancing on him as he tries to walk away!!!

Now just viewing this video, does that look like a celebrity being a bad sport towards his fans, furthermore does that look like a guy who was trying to start trouble? Or does it look like a woman acting aggressively & showing no qualms about getting into someone’s personal space as illustrated in this video? Besides, she DROPPED THE ****ING CHARGES! Was it because she knew it was B.S. on her part or was she just being noble? Honestly guys think this one out.

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