Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. is a being sought by police in New Orleans for allegedly shoving a female Bourbon Street bartender early Tuesday morning. Gooding, was with friends at The Olde Absinthe House when he flipped out on some tourists trying to take his picture, police said.
“Gooding a married father of two, became reportedly very aggravated with them,” the New Orleans police said in a statement.
The bartender came over and asked Gooding to “calm down,” but the actor “pushed her away with an open hand.”
At that point, one of the bartender’s co-workers called 911.
When the unidentified bartender told Gooding the cops were coming, he “allegedly pushed her again, and left the bar,” the release states.
The arrest warrant for the 44-year-old Bronx native is for municipal battery.
Gooding is in New Orleans to film “The Butler” with Oprah Winfrey, according to, which first broke the story.
Gooding was accused in March of groping women at a New Mexico bar. He dismissed the allegations as “b——t.”

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