Arrest warrant out on Cuba Gooding Jr. for assault

Police in New Orleans have issued an arrest warrant for Jerry Maguire star Cuba Gooding Jr. The Oscar-winning actor allegedly shoved a female bartender at around 3:00 a.m. Tuesday morning at The Old Absinthe House on Bourbon Street in New Orleans, where he’s shooting the upcoming movie The Butler. According to TMZ, Cuba was recognized by other patrons who repeatedly asked him to pose for pictures with them. A police statement reads, “The bartender said Gooding soon became very aggravated with them.” After the conflict escalated and the actor started swearing and yelling, a female bartender approached him and asked him to either calm down or leave, at which point Gooding allegedly pushed her. After a co-worker called the police, Cuba pushed the bartender a second time and left the bar. Cuba is now wanted for “municipal battery.” ~Stacy Raivich

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  1. bill • August 1, 2012 @ 10:58 AM

    I guesss you can show him the money but not the cameras

  2. Suneagle • August 1, 2012 @ 11:31 AM

    Another perfect example why it should be illegal for PAPARAZZI and FANS to approach celebrities, maul them, ask for autographs and or take pictures if they are not at an autograph session or premier or playing their sports or on stage etc etc. I’m telling you this is a big huge disrespect when people do this to Celebes they talk about it constantly and I wish it would stop too and be a law. Some people have no respect. Why can’t you just say hi like a normal person? Losers can’t keep it in their pants for 1 sec (cameras that is hahah) seriuosly it’s not fair.

  3. Daishan • August 1, 2012 @ 11:51 AM

    Are you kidding me? It comes with being a celebrity. If you don’t like being approached by fans when you’re out in public don’t become a celebrity. I’m tired of celebrities crying about papparazzi and fans asking for photos or autographs. You decided to become a celebrity so you could be rich and famous, deal with it.

  4. C-Dub • August 1, 2012 @ 3:47 PM

    Suneagle is right to a point. WE are the people who go see these entertainers movies and such. But yes there is also a time and place. And yes, fans (short for fanatics) should calm down and not get too overly excited. After years of people hounding for autographs when the celebrities want a little bit of free time it’s gotta affect them after a while. Plus think of the situations, loud music, alcohol present and crowd of people and heat..would make anyone get stressed.

  5. NoT ReQUiRED • August 1, 2012 @ 4:50 PM

    he not that big of an actor to deserve paparazzi

  6. Jonathan • August 1, 2012 @ 5:14 PM

    it’s not right. Don’t go making excuses for Fans and Paparazzi full blown out abuse of a persons space. It’s wrong and it should be controlled. If a celeberty want to take picture and sign anything, they have the right to do it at the right time and place of their choice, but to force your self and expect it is another thing. No one and I mean no one like people in their face or in their space. It does not give anyone the right to do it to anybody, including a celeberty. They are people too and there should be some type of respect and it should be against the laws to preventing this kind of abuse from happening. People who love to hound celeberties can’t be trusted. Those are the type that look to make a quick buck. I smell a set up by this bartender..

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