Cuba Gooding Jr. has responded to a New Orleans arrest warrant that was issued for the Oscar-winning actor, the Los Angeles Times reports.
As we reported yesterday, a warrant for municipal battery was issued in response to an alleged incident early Tuesday in the French Quarter in which Gooding is accused of shoving a bartender.
“Gooding’s attorney in New York, Peter Toumbekis, contacted New Orleans police on behalf of his client Tuesday afternoon, authorities said,” the Times reports.
The report adds: “Police issued the battery arrest warrant after a female bartender told officers the actor entered a Bourbon Street bar with a group and became ‘very aggravated’ after other customers recognized him and asked for photos, officials said in a statement.
“But when the bartender approached Gooding and asked him to calm down, the actor pushed her away with an open hand, she told police.”
After a call was placed to 911 the bartender asked Gooding to leave, according to reports, and the actor did — allegedly shoving her again on the way out.