NEW ORLEANS, July 31 (Reuters) - New Orleans police issued an arrest warrant for Cuba Gooding Jr on Tuesday after the actor allegedly pushed a bartender twice during a dispute in the city's renowned French Quarter.
New Orleans police said the incident happened early on Tuesday morning at a bar on raucous Bourbon Street. A female bartender told police that Gooding became agitated when customers recognized him and asked him to take photos with them.
Gooding allegedly pushed the bartender when she asked him to calm down. She asked him to leave and he pushed her again, a police statement said.
been arrested bn early afternoon on Tuesday, police spokeswoman Hilal Williams said.
New Orleans police said Tuesday afternoon they were in contact with Gooding's attorney, Peter Toumbekis of New York, who said Gooding is taking necessary actions to address the matter. The attorney told Reuters he would comment on the incident later.
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At 61, barring some sort of scandal involving me riding through the streets of Towson dressed in full cowboy regalia and shouting "Ya-HOOOOOO!" while riding Mitt Romney's Dancing Horse, it seems quite obvious that I will never be famous, and I am so glad for that. Famous people like Cuba Gooding, Jr, get paid big-time bucks for acting and what-have-you. In return for truckloads of money, he and other famous people have to make certain sacrifices. Among them: it's a good idea to stay away from a place where the public is stirred along with the booze.
Actually, he had many options, and shoving someone, if indeed that happened, was about the worst of them.
And, he could have learned from his father's records! His father, Cuba Gooding, Sr, is the main singer for the recording group The Main Ingredient. They are chiefly remembered for two hit songs, and the titles of both could be woven into Cuba's story from the other morning:
"I Just Don't Want To Be Lonely"
"Everybody Plays The Fool"