New Orleans Police are set to arrest Academy Award-winning actor Cuba Gooding Jr. on sight, stemming from an altercation he had with a female bartender.
New Orleans PD has issued an arrest warrant for the actor after he was accused of shoving a female bartender early this morning. Gooding is currently filming a movie in Nawlins with Oprah Winfrey.
According to TMZ:
The New Orleans Police Department tells TMZ … a misdemeanor battery warrant was issued after cops received a complaint that Cuba got physical at The Old Absinthe House on Bourbon Street around 2:00 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.
Hopefully Gooding turns himself in before the situation escalates further.