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Academy Award-winning actor Cuba Gooding Jr. is a wanted man.

An arrest warrant has been issued for Gooding Jr. on charges of municipal battery after he allegedly pushed a female bartender Tuesday morning in New Orleans, reports TMZ.

According to New Orleans police, after Gooding Jr. entered the French Quarter bar the Absinthe House with a group of people, he became angry, spewing curse words at some bar patrons who began accosting him about taking photographs. When the unnamed bartender reportedly tried to calm him down, he retaliated by allegedly pushing her twice with an open hand against a wall — once during the chaos and again, before he exited the bar.

One of the bartender’s co-workers summoned police, but by the time they arrived, Gooding Jr. and his entourage had fled the bar.

Gooding Jr. is currently in New Orleans shooting a film with Oprah Winfrey entitled “The Butler.”


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