Cuba Gooding, Jr. Accused Of Pushing Bartender, Sought By Cops
Cuba Gooding, Jr. is in hot water after an incident in New Orleans, where he’s currently filming The Butler with Lee Daniels, Oprah Winfrey, and Mariah Carey. The Academy Award-winner is accused of shoving a female bartender during a confrontation that occurred at a Bourbon Street bar in the wee hours of Tuesday morning. According to TMZ:
“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.
One of the bartender’s co-workers called 911 … but no arrests were made at the scene.”
Reportedly, Cuba left the bar after he was told 911 was called, and cops have been told to put him in handcuffs on sight. Not a good look for the actor, whose award-winning performance in Jerry Maguire belied what has since followed in his career.