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Cuba Gooding Jr. sought on warrant in New Orleans

FILE - This May 25 2012 file phoshows actor CubGooding Jr arriving for screening 'Cosmopolis' 65th international film festival Cannes

FILE - This May 25, 2012 file photo shows actor Cuba Gooding Jr arriving for the screening of "Cosmopolis" at the 65th international film festival, in Cannes, southern France. New Orleans police say an arrest warrant has been issued on a municipal battery charge for actor Cuba Gooding after an incident Tuesday, July 31, at a New Orleans bar. Gooding was in New Orleans filming. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan, file)

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans police say an arrest warrant has been issued for actor Cuba Gooding Jr. after an incident at a Bourbon Street bar.

Police said in a news release that a bartender told officers that Gooding was there at 3 a.m. Tuesday when he became upset with other patrons who started asking him to take photographs with them.

The bartender told officers that Gooding pushed her after she asked him to calm down, and again after she told him he needed to leave and police had been called.

Gooding left the bar before police arrived. Police issued an arrest warrant for municipal battery, a misdemeanor.

Gooding’s publicist declined comment. The actor is in New Orleans filming “The Butler,” a movie about a White House butler who serves eight American presidents.



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