The New Orleans Police Department has issued a misdemeanor battery warrant for Cuba Gooding Jr., who is currently in New Orleans filming The Butler with Oprah Winfrey. The 44-year-old actor is accused of pushing a female bartender at a Bourbon Street bar early Tuesday morning.
According to reports, the event took place at The Old Absinthe House, where some bar patrons recognized the actor and started taking his picture. The Academy Award-winner
was thrilled someone actually recognized him in public got into a heated argument with the patrons and was soon asked to leave by a female bartender.
According to TMZ, Gooding Jr.
wondered, What would Oprah do? and quietly left the bar. allegedly shoved the female bartender, which spurred other employees to call the police. “The bartender claims Gooding pushed her again, and left the bar.”
Now, the police are under orders to arrest Gooding Jr..
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