Cuba Gooding, Jr. Arrest Warrant: Actor Accused of Pushing Bartender

Sheila Marikar
ABC News BlogsJuly 31, 2012

Cuba Gooding, Jr. has a warrant out for his arrest after allegedly pushing a bartender in New Orleans.

According to New Orleans police, the "Red Tails" actor allegedly pushed a female bartender on Bourbon Street after becoming aggravated by a group of fans. When she informed him that one of her co-workers had called 911, he allegedly pushed her again and walked out of the bar.

"He was just sitting there, having a few drinks," said Kenneth Huff, a patron at the Alibi Bar where Gooding allegedly headed next. "New Orleans police officers told Cuba he had to come outside and talk to him.  They stood outside there for about 10, 15 minutes talking and then they let him go."

Cops obtained an arrest warrant for Gooding for municipal battery.  Gooding's attorney told ABC News the actor is "taking necessary actions to address the matter" following Tuesday's incident.

In March, a group of women accused Gooding of groping them at a New Mexico bar. The actor characterized the allegations as "bulls**t" to TMZ.

Gooding is in New Orleans filming his new movie "The Butler."