Los Angeles Times, Published July 31 2012
Cuba Gooding Jr. wanted by police in New Orleans bar incident
New Orleans police issued a battery arrest warrant for the Oscar-winning actor Tuesday in relation to the incident on Bourbon Street about 3 a.m., according to New Orleans officials.
The female bartender told officers that Gooding entered the bar with a group of people and after a few minutes other customers recognized him and started asking him to take photos with them, officials said in a statement.
The bartender claimed Gooding “soon became very aggravated with them,” officials said
But when she approached him and asked him to calm down, Gooding pushed her away with an open hand, she told police. One of the bartender’s co-workers then called 911, police said.
The bartender allegedly told Gooding the police were on the way and he needed to leave. Police said Gooding then pushed her again and left the bar.