By DiMarkco Chandler:
An arrest warrant has been issued by the New Orleans Police Department against Cuba Gooding Jr . for misdemeanor battery after he was accused of twice shoving a female bartender during a dispute early Tuesday.
According to TMZ: “The New Orleans Police Department say a misdemeanor battery warrant was issued after cops received a complaint that Cuba got physical at The Old Absinthe House on Bourbon Street around 2 AM. A witness at the bar tells us…the Jerry Maguire actor became upset with some bar patrons who recognized him and had been taking pictures. We’re told Cuba began cussing at the people…so a female bartender approached the actor and asked him to leave. But the witness says Cuba didn’t go quietly…and shoved the bartender against a wall. Someone called 911…but no arrests were made at the scene. Now, cops are under orders to arrest Cuba on sight.”
The “Boyz ‘N tha Hood” star is best known for his award-winning performance in the 1996 film, Jerry Maguire.
Cuba is currently in the Big Easy filming “The Butler” with T.V. talk show queen, Oprah Winfrey. The movie — which also stars Forest Whitaker, Terrence Howard, Alan Rickman, Vanessa Redgrave and Jane Fonda — is based on the life story of Eugene Allen, who worked as a domestic employee at The White House for over 30 years.
Gooding’s publicist has not been reached for a statement from the actor.
Police have contacted Gooding’s attorney, Peter Toumbekis, who said that his client is taking the necessary actions to address the situation.