Oscar-winning actor Cuba Gooding Jr. is reportedly wanted for arrest in New Orleans on a warrant stemming from a bar incident early today, according to E! Online.
Gooding is accused of pushing around a bartender in a confrontation in the French Quarter.
“Per the New Orleans Police Department, the incident took place at Old Absinthe House on Bourbon Street at about 3 a.m. and involved a female bartender,” the story reports. “Gooding entered the bar with a group of friends, and after a few minutes, other patrons recognized him and asked him to take photos with them, at which point he became aggravated, police say.
“The bartender approached him and asked him to calm down and that’s when the 44-year-old thesp allegedly shoved her. As one of her coworkers called 911, Gooding and pals decided to leave — but not before allegedly pushing the bartender again on his way out.”
Gooding is reportedly wanted for municipal battery. He’s in New Orleans to work on the movie “The Butler,” with Oprah Winfrey and Lenny Kravitz.