TMZ is reporting that, according to a representative of Cuba Gooding Jr., the actor met with New Orleans police regarding an incident in that city Tuesday night in which he was accused of shoving a female bartender.
Earlier on Wednesday, there was reportedly a warrant for his arrest for misdemeanor battery, but according to the representative, it has been resolved:
TMZ broke the story … an arrest warrant was issued for Cuba for allegedly roughing up a female bartender at The Old Absinthe House on Bourbon Street early Tuesday morning after she asked him to leave.
The bartender told police Cuba had become irritated at several bar patrons for taking his photo and cussed ’em out.
Now Cuba’s rep tells us, the actor has taken steps to resolve the situation — saying, “There is no warrant. Mr. Gooding, his representative and the New Orleans authorities met this morning and are moving swiftly to resolve this misunderstanding.”
Unfortunately, this isn’t the first time Gooding has been accused of crossing a line while drinking. Back in March, three women in a New Mexico tavern said that he harassed all of them — and they presented photos that they said proved it.
Who knows exactly what happened, but these two stories together are making us think Gooding might be well-advised to stay sober (or just out of bars) for a while.