UPDATE: Gooding’s reps tell TMZ that all has been resolved, saying: “There is no warrant. Mr. Gooding, his representative and the New Orleans authorities met this morning and are moving swiftly to resolve this misunderstanding.”
Show Me The Arrest Warrent!
Cuba Gooding Jr, the actor best known for his Oscar-winning role in Jerry Maguire, is wanted by police after an altercation in a New Orleans bar.
According to Worst Previews, Gooding Jr was having a drink at The Old Absinthe House bar on Bourbon Street at 2am. When he was bombarded by a few fans who wanted to take pictures, he started to curse so much that a female bartender asked him to leave.
Angered, Gooding shoved the bartender against a wall twice…once initially and once when told that another employee called the police.
Cops are now on order to arrest Cuba on site. A lawyer for the actor said this morning that he is “taking necessary actions” to resolve the issue, and that the police have been contacted.
The 44-year-old actor is in town filming his new movie, THE BUTLER, which co-stars Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey.