Cuba Gooding Jr. Allegedly Assaults Bourbon St. Bartender, Twitter Shows Him The Cliches

    August 1, 2012
    Josh Wolford
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Being a celebrity means garnering a lot of attention, and though it may seem like a great thing to be recognized wherever you go, much of that attention is undesired by the stars. Just ask Kiefer Sutherland, Britney Spears, or the slew of celebs who have had their fair share of run-ins with fans and paparazzi alike.

The latest celeb to find himself in a sticky situation in Jerry Maguire star Cuba Gooding Jr. According to the LA Times, police in New Orleans have issued a battery arrest warrant for the Academy Award-winning actor.

According to reports, Gooding Jr. became perturbed by all the attention he was getting in a Bourbon Street bar early Tuesday. Police say that he became quite aggravated when people began pushing for photos and autographs.

When a female bartender intervened and asked Gooding Jr. to chill out, he reportedly pushed her. Another employee at the bar then called the police, and when Gooding Jr. was told that the law was en route, he reportedly pushed her again on the way out.

Gooding Jr.’s attorney is currently in talks with the NOPD.

Twitter, well-known for being harsh on celebrities, is using the incident to jump on Gooding Jr. for his decline in fame over the past decade. And of course, movie references are inevitable:

  • Clay Faust

    Seems as though those people who decide to verbally assault prominent or recognizable actors, are jealous. Leave these professionals alone with their privacy. Try, just try to imagine yourself where you can go no where without someone coming to you and asking for photographs, autographs, etc. If you have ever had a bad day, I know you have experienced how irritating it can be when someone tries to have a conversation with you. You may be in deep thought regarding a family problem or the passing of a loved one and only want to be left alone in thought to get through your current delimna. Think about it.

  • jo

    That whore waitress should mind her own business, I hate pushy whores who think they can say anything to men and not get smacked. congrats Cuba wish I was there to see the whore fall.

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    Much ado about nothing….

  • Sandra Malone

    Are you kidding me? What kind of Neanderthal thinking is that??? A guy has a bad day and that makes it ok for him to push and shove a woman? The guy is supposed to get a pass because he’s a celebrity? I feel a little like I’m in the twilight zone here reading this stuff!

    • Bella White

      U are so right, Sandra. Y do famous and rich people get different treatment. That is discrimination and sending the wrong message.

  • Lovelife

    All is hearsay until all parties have rspoken!

  • Bella White

    WTH is ur problem, jo. We do not know the whole story yet and there is NO reason to use violence to resolve an issue like this. So unless she was being soooooooo aggressive and he needed to push her out of his space, there is No reason to smack a women. And what does her skin color have to do with Anything? For Real.

  • L.B.

    I guess that being a celeb is a rough job. The price of fame, and fortune.
    Maybe the limelight isn’t really that fun eh? I feel sorry for the bartender because she was doing her job to calm a situation. She should slap a liability suit on mister Gooding so that when he is having a bad day, he won’t take it out on others…If he wants to be alone, a bar doesn’t sound like the place to go. Sure the privacy thing for him is hard to come by, but there are places to go that could accomodate an actor to party at. He has to be very ignorant to think that he could be just one of the “good ol’ boys” again? There is a joke about a cucumber that wanted to hang out with the pickles, so he went through the transformation to become a pickle…then he wanted to go back to being with the cukes, and once a pickle, always a pickle. Sorry Cuba, you just got to stay a pickle.

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