Arrest warrant issued for Cuba Gooding Jr.
July 31st, 2012
04:00 PM ET

Arrest warrant issued for Cuba Gooding Jr.

Updated at 1:45 p.m. ET: The New Orleans Police Department told CNN: “Mr. Gooding and his attorney met with police officials this morning. At the meeting’s conclusion, Mr. Gooding was given a summons to appear in municipal court. The matter is now being handled in the court system."

The New Orleans Police Department has issued a warrant for actor Cuba Gooding Jr.'s arrest after allegations that he was involved in a fight in the city's French Quarter during the early hours of Tuesday morning.

According to a statement from police, Gooding was at a Bourbon Street venue called the Old Absinthe House when, police said, he became irate and pushed the bartender twice.

The bartender, an unidentified woman, told police that Gooding stopped by around 3 a.m. accompanied by a group of people, and he soon became "very aggravated" with other bar patrons who had recognized him and wanted to take photos with the actor.

The bartender told police that she approached the "Red Tails" star and asked him to calm down, at which point Gooding is accused of "pushing her away with an open hand."

One of the other employees at the bar called 911 as the bartender involved told Gooding that the police were en route and asked him to leave. She has also accused Gooding of pushing her again as he was leaving. The bartender was not injured, police said.

Gooding was presumed to be intoxicated, police said, and a misdemeanor battery warrant has been issued for the Oscar winner's arrest.

CNN reached out to Gooding's representatives for comment but they had not responded Tuesday afternoon.

soundoff (494 Responses)
  1. john

    How pitifull, this happens everynite somewhere during this country. folks can do something if thiers associate degree oppurtunity for gratis cash. Cuba, be carefull, your within the south. Plus, Cuba has no path of violence associate degreed he is an awing actor. P.S. once somebody works in an exceedingly bar, they have to wear thier massive woman panties. the entire issue is ridiculus.

    attorney blackfoot

    January 14, 2014 at 7:05 am | Report abuse |
  2. drgnprl76

    This all started because people got upset that, Heaven forbid, a celebrity wanted to be a regular person for a night and hang out with his friends. If they would have respected his requests to leave him alone then he probably wouldn't have reacted the way he did. Then by the time the bartender jumped in to try to calm him he was already irate because people wouldn't leave him alone. He shouldn't have put his hands on her because a lot of women get beside themselves with indigination when someone gives them even the slightest touch of hand, and they call it assault. He tried to leave and she stood in his way. If she would have moved on her own then the situation would have resolved itself, but then she cried foul when he tried to move her. Everything got blown way too big from what it should have been. Some celebs like the constant attention and some just want to be able to be "normal" for a little while. I know this is way beyond what some can comprehend and it is pie-in-the-sky, wishful thinking but I think we should recognize and be respectful of that; understand that there is a difference between when they are working/happen to appear somewhere and when they are not working/being human and regular. Yeah, too much to ask for. What was I thinking? *rolling my eyes*

    August 29, 2012 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Cinny

    HA – I love reading all the comments. Amazing how some of you go over the top and don't realize how ignorant your words are. Thanks for the laughter. Especially in the morning – better than a good cup of coffee.

    August 28, 2012 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
  4. 45yq46hq54h6q

    bartender should be executed

    August 23, 2012 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • 1

      bla bla and bla.................bla fluke e cuted bla bla

      August 27, 2012 at 8:27 am | Report abuse |
  5. mark shiro

    well, why do da brothas always have problems punching, pulling, hitting women? it seems that every day we read about some famous brotha gettin' in trouble for this sort of thang. one might expect that they would appreciate women more as it is almost always the woman who raises the children singlehandedly. why is there such disrespect for women and gays in the black community?

    August 20, 2012 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • LuvherBoy77

      All's I can say to that ........ is AMEN Brotha !!!!

      August 21, 2012 at 10:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • adam

      Mark- apparently you have never seen ONE episode of Cops, wherein a redneck (often not black) exhibits the behavior you describe. Race has nothing to do with it.

      August 24, 2012 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • edunbar

      You're not black. Not sure why you're trying to sound like a white version of one.

      August 25, 2012 at 8:09 am | Report abuse |
    • john

      Why can't you say black person, instead of brotha? Why do you have to make this about race, and not about fame. Wake up!

      August 28, 2012 at 7:26 am | Report abuse |
    • Evelyn

      Oh please. White men are famous for killing their women and trying to hide it. Give me a break.

      August 28, 2012 at 9:02 am | Report abuse |
    • Ronnye Smith


      August 28, 2012 at 9:16 am | Report abuse |
    • SilverBack

      Why is it whites always try to write like they're talking black when posting comments about a black issue. Dorks, just as many whites act just as stupid when intoxicated.

      August 28, 2012 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • mcp123

      excuse me but the article used the word brushed aside I believe... If the bartender was in my way and impeding my exit (unlawful restraint by the way since she's not a police officer) I might brush her aside too. They may be claiming its "battery" but if she wasn't hit or harmed I doubt it will stick.

      August 29, 2012 at 8:31 am | Report abuse |
  6. Brad

    Anyone who has ever been in a bar at 3am knows that shoving happens.

    August 15, 2012 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
  7. onestarman

    An ARREST WARRANT was Issued because Someone SAID that a guy PUSHED them the night before? Are you KIDDING?

    August 11, 2012 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
    • Vad

      The whole thing was dropped. But I agree with you. Are we a country of crying wimps all looking for that quick lawsuit everytime we are put out of our comfort zone just a little bit? Looks that way. We have lost so much.

      August 11, 2012 at 8:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • blessedgeek

      There are masochistic people who would enjoy being assaulted by a celebrity. There want to be subdued and be physically dominated. To normal people who do not wish to be subjected to such deviant desires, they say that such normal people are quick to exploit a lawsuit situation.

      August 18, 2012 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Easy E

    Shoulda stayed out of the guy's face. She wasn't injured, this is just another loser trying to hit the lawsuit lottery.

    August 7, 2012 at 9:44 am | Report abuse |
    • jim d

      Great, wonderful Cuba...Say it ain't so.....

      August 8, 2012 at 3:37 am | Report abuse |
    • cory

      Here's the issue. These starts are just as accountable as we are. If we did the same thing, we would go to jail too. Dont overlook the fact that none of us were there. I have been a bartender in the past, and it is custom to try to control your bar and the patrons in it. Usually if someone is irate, you dont approach the person on your own, but the approach is made. Im not saying tha it was handled correctly, but the response that MR. Gooding displayed was not right either. Heres the are a public figure. You know that you are under the microscope, and that you are going to get hassled for your autograph or picture. My buddies in my military unit had a similar response from Mr DeCaprio. We need to stop putting these actors and actresses on a pedistal. They are overpaid Thespians, that need to act like regular human beings. Fly Right Cuba.

      August 10, 2012 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • FarLeft

      This isn't the fault of the bartender, this blame lays-on the blood-sucking lawyers, who would be the real benefactors of a lawsuit, and our legal-system, which allows the bloodsuckers to do their dirty-work. The bartender is just an opportunist.

      August 11, 2012 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  9. Guido Sarducci

    No trial, just hang him from the nearest dead tree. Strange fruit indeed!

    August 4, 2012 at 4:45 am | Report abuse |
  10. Ant Champ

    This whole ordeal is crap first of all anyone who knows anything about bars it is not up to a Bartender to approach people like that it is either up too the Manager of the bar or bodygaurds if there is any. She was not physically abused and for those who say she was your full of it too he pushed her away. With Cuba's popularity it would not surprise if he was not hounded as soon as he sat at the bar to begin with. Really people come on this story really seems someone is out to get some money.

    August 3, 2012 at 6:30 am | Report abuse |
    • bubba4

      What a silly statement to make! Of course a bar tender might approach an irate customer and tell them to calm down. There is no "one way" these things are handled. We don't know the whole story at this point, but it certainly seems to me that the version here is likely closer to the truth, than "someone is just making up some crap about a celebrity

      August 3, 2012 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
    • Draeggo

      Just because its ok in your mind for a daughter or wife to be pushed around that way doesn't mean we all think so. Your posting speaks volumes about your total lack of character.

      August 3, 2012 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Seraphim0

      Uhm, Ant Champ, youdo know that, legally, shoving someone is assault, right? You CAN be charged for it.

      August 3, 2012 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
  11. marguerite

    guys give cuba a break.

    August 2, 2012 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Goodwin

    just like sweet little preyer

    August 2, 2012 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Goodwin4Ever

    Okay, I am going to say this, and I'm going to say it once: NO man has the right to put his hands on a woman, EVER... I don't care what his reasons were, or what his state of sobriety was... He had NO right to put his hands on her... Period...

    August 2, 2012 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • jive

      If that is true, then it is just as true that no woman has the right to put hands on a man, any man. You dont approach an person who you know is a celebrity and try to belittle or dominate him. If he was making a scene because of your customers bothering him, it is better for your establishment to tell the customers to back off and let him alone. Getting into someones face is not right, I dont care if you are the queen of england. If he had to push her away, then she was too close, period.

      August 12, 2012 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • 66pens87

      Just make sure the comment about men should never lay a hand on a woman, goes both ways right...We are all equal..Women should never lay there hands on a man..

      August 14, 2012 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • simmi

      Sooo... home girl takes a bat to your face and you shove her off? no? Better yet- she is beating your child and then you shove her off? still nothing? Fine fine- she is raping you anally with a strap on and you shove her off? nope? NEVER? damn- I guess you are a better person than I am. Idiot.

      August 15, 2012 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Justin

      I don't care if she's got a knife, a gun, has taken a hostage, or is assaulting children: woman are so super delicate and special that unwanted physical contact is automatically TERRIBLE at all times.

      August 17, 2012 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • mark shiro

      exactly right!

      August 20, 2012 at 8:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • VictimofAbuse

      You are truly one of the good people left on this planet full of sheep. Thank you.

      August 28, 2012 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
  14. VITO


    August 2, 2012 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
  15. 3rd state

    we got it?

    August 2, 2012 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
  16. Stud

    cut your cnn studly stuff you have not even opened you mouth to the person.

    August 2, 2012 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
  17. yoshimoto

    My son is a bartender and the stuff that people do after they have had a few drinks is just incredible so I totally support this woman. Just because you had a few beers does not give you the right to be abusive to other people, especially people trying to make a living. Gooding needs to go overboard to clean this up and he will come out okay.

    August 2, 2012 at 8:05 am | Report abuse |

      nobody received a too many taters were in my face..which will not happen again because they will go to tater heaven....

      August 2, 2012 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • jive

      Who ever said a bartender had brains? If they did they wouldnt be a bar tender! Thats the next thing to being homeless.

      August 12, 2012 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • malaoso

      if you drink on Bourbon your an idiot anyway. may be cause i lived there but tourists act like they're on Mars in the Quarter. it's all a big hustle, like a carnival with real estate. lots of money for the cops though cause they know the tourists have cash' if I was Cuba i'd have my own quarter bar. course you got to put up with Cage too. they open and close every week

      August 16, 2012 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Tom

    If he can't screw that white hoe he can always punch her

    August 2, 2012 at 7:54 am | Report abuse |
    • TOUGHY


      August 2, 2012 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |


      August 2, 2012 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • mark shiro

      now yer talkin'.

      August 20, 2012 at 8:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Uhura Bollicker

      Nah – she'd probably just pop a cap in his ugly-ass black mug.
      Just another worthless "groid. No loss.

      August 27, 2012 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
  19. dontbow

    maybe he should stop hating white people because they have given him pretty much everything he has.

    August 2, 2012 at 7:24 am | Report abuse |
  20. smegma

    Looks like Cuba isn't as Gooding as we were lead to believe.

    August 2, 2012 at 7:01 am | Report abuse |
  21. Jack

    Good evening folks. Everyone is invited to visit –

    August 2, 2012 at 12:29 am | Report abuse |
  22. Jake

    Why is this article still in here? Case settled this morning. No content control I guess.

    August 1, 2012 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Les Too

      This story is still here so all the Chick-fil-a fans will have something else interesting to read that doesn't tax their minds too much. First it was gay marriage and now a black man has had the audacity to push a woman bar tender not once but twice. What kind of Xtian would do that? What is the world coming to?

      August 1, 2012 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
  23. tcaros

    Can't wait to see the mug shot and laugh, laugh, laugh.

    "show me the handcuffs!" hahahaha

    August 1, 2012 at 9:23 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Cashing In

    we also have money protection..even for boyfriends and girlfriends...not an issue

    August 1, 2012 at 6:29 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Cashing In

    if she's cashing in...that's your fault that's why we have prenups

    August 1, 2012 at 6:26 pm | Report abuse |
  26. JC

    The problem I have is the govt considering a push or shove as a physical fight. What's next?

    August 1, 2012 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • MoreThanYou

      You don't understand how placing your hand on another person is physical??? And the "Government" you are referring to is the local Police Department. Better go check your bath tub. I think your batch of meth is ready.

      August 2, 2012 at 8:05 am | Report abuse |
    • Overseer

      What's next?
      "He looked at me the wrong way! I've been violated! Lock him up!"

      August 27, 2012 at 9:46 am | Report abuse |
  27. wondering in Illinois

    I just read that beginning today, Louisiana police is being directed and controlled by the US government because of all the corruption there, especially in N.O. Could this be a test? I have seen bar fights and there is far more than pushing with an open hand. I think the bartender is trying to cash in. Dumb b*%&ch

    August 1, 2012 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
  28. ktina

    So that's what CNN calls a bar fight....a lil push...smh

    August 1, 2012 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • tbob

      Just another overpaid B movie actor

      August 1, 2012 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • MoreThanYou

      No its what the allegation was as informed to them by the local police. You are putting it on CNN as that is not what the article says. If you have a predisposed negative opinion of CNN why are you here?

      August 2, 2012 at 8:10 am | Report abuse |
  29. VITO

    we gotta make money..get outta here

    August 1, 2012 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Senior Citizen Troll

    you have not point we hear from again and we hit another state.

    August 1, 2012 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Senior Citizen Troll

    66 years old ... like riding a bike–

    August 1, 2012 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Ant

    wanna try another state? we have meetings get the stepping

    August 1, 2012 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  33. vito

    keep sound hysterical.

    August 1, 2012 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  34. SoTrue

    I'm willing to bet the situation was a lot less physical then it is being told. I bet the push was more of a "get out of my way" type of maneuver. Hands on, and slowly move the person out of the way. I don't think it was a full on push. Grow a pair lady, I hate people who try and make money the easy by suing instead of working for it. She's down in the dumps, and wants free cash.

    August 1, 2012 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jenny Fromdablock

      The point is that you should never put your hands on anyone.

      August 1, 2012 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • open cinnamon shoe

      Actually to have a Bourbon Street bar call 911 on you usually requires something pretty dramatic. I see people get thrown out by the bouncers just about every night. I see people get harassed by the police out on the streets in the quarter just about every night. But in my entire life I've yet to see a bartender on Bourbon actually call the cops. Dont get me wrong, I'm certain they would if they felt it necessary. Its just that the bar is set WAY high as far as whats considered over the line behavior in New Orleans.

      August 1, 2012 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Hongray

    i hope its not u boo. xo

    August 1, 2012 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |


    August 1, 2012 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  37. cp florida


    August 1, 2012 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
  38. palintwit

    If I was Sarah Palin, I'd drive around the neighborhood until I found someone running a wood chipper. Then I would jump in. And then the world would be a better place. Simple.

    August 1, 2012 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
  39. Pumaman

    I'm going to side with Gooding on this one.

    August 1, 2012 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  40. toochie

    you treat an idiot like she's an idiot .. its not rocket science..your treat a fry like a fry.

    August 1, 2012 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
  41. Lisa

    You treat a woman like a woman...not all women are the same

    August 1, 2012 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
  42. Payu

    Snowdogs wasn't that bad of a movie...

    August 1, 2012 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
  43. jeb

    if the bar patrons were annoying Cuba, why did the bartender confront Cuba instead of the obnoxious barflys? Hopefully they'll drop these charges. Drunken stupidity is second only to gang violence as pastimes in NO.

    August 1, 2012 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
    • bertha59

      That is my question as well. Why did Cuba Gooding Jr. become the villain. The people bothering him could be considered paparazzi like.

      August 1, 2012 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
    • ironfray

      Umm.. Jeb.. I'm sure you're smart enough to remember that he's a celebrity. What did he expect walking into a crowded bar? He has fans, and those fans probably never ever saw him in real life till that night. I'm sure they're not fans anymore though. The report states that the bar patrons were just wanting some photos with him, is seems to me like he was grossly intoxicated. The fact that he was pushing a female bartender alone shows me that he was just acting like an a $ $.

      August 1, 2012 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
  44. dljonestwo

    She won't get a dime, he won't see any parts of a jail and this will be old news in about 3 days. I guarantee you there's more to this story and just because someone is famous doesn't give you the right to invade their space or for them to take insults because they won't take pictures with you. I worked for a record label for 6 years and you wouldn't believe the crap that childish Americans (YES... I'm American) will try and sue stars for. Suing a band because you lacerated your finger while trying to unwrap their new CD? Really? Next idiotic story please...

    August 1, 2012 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
    • Jesse

      I also worked in the TV/music industry, and I've seen/watched entertainers make a$$es of themselves repeatedly. So it can and does go both ways.

      August 1, 2012 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Trey

      I couldnt agree with you more. Ive been in the business for quite some time now and you'd be surprised the non sense people would do if they figured they could get a dollar out of ya pocket.

      August 1, 2012 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • bill mahr the idiot

      if i had to listen to some of the cd's coming outthese days i'd slash my wrists

      August 1, 2012 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
  45. DoubleEM

    Price for popularity.
    Bartender is sure hoping for a fat check...

    August 1, 2012 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
  46. mrlucky11

    As my mamma taught me ... "Nothing good ever happens when you're out at 3am".

    August 1, 2012 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
  47. Joe

    He's probably hanging out with Wesley Snipes

    August 1, 2012 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
    • Johny Utah

      Do you think Wesley Snipes also gay?...but for sure Wesley is bound to go to Jail for defrauding the IRS.

      August 1, 2012 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
    • eneida

      All those actors think that they are above the law and nothing can hurt them!

      August 1, 2012 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
  48. Johnny Utah

    It is a holywood thing to come out of the closet and announce to the world that he/she is gay. Perhaps, Cuba was kind of chicken and cold feet to tell the world about it. So, he went to bar and so drunk that he could not tell the difference that he went to wrong bar (bar for straight people)?...who knew. What was he up to at 3 AM with no bodyguard and only with a male partner?....

    August 1, 2012 at 9:46 am | Report abuse |
    • Jo

      I don't think you could be more of an idiot if you sat down for a day and tried to write it out. All this for a push? Please!

      August 1, 2012 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
    • Terence

      What the heck are u talking about?
      Did you even read the article?
      Too bad an IQ test isn't a requirement before posting.

      August 1, 2012 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
  49. bored already

    SHOW ME THE LAWSUIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    August 1, 2012 at 9:43 am | Report abuse |
  50. CJ

    This is not news and the New Orleans Police Department should not waste their time issuing a warrant for his arrest.
    This is a joke and if he was not famous nobody would be issuing a warrant over such a petty issue.

    August 1, 2012 at 9:38 am | Report abuse |
    • malasangre

      correction, if he as nobody NOLA PD would have beat darkyinto a coma while yelling stop resisting

      August 16, 2012 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
  51. Matt

    ?? Really? You get pushed twice with no injuries and you call 911? She should be arrested for making a prank 911 call. Why are liberals always looking for the easy way to steal money. Pathetic humans are liberals.

    August 1, 2012 at 9:36 am | Report abuse |
    • CJ

      How you can make this a political issue amazes me. How do we know if the bartender was a liberal or a conservative?

      Get politics out of your mind for once. It is 100% unrelated to this issue.

      August 1, 2012 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
    • What?

      You're an idiot. If the man was being uncooperative, they have every right to call the police. And what the hell does this have to do with being a liberal or not? The law is what the law is, and if you haven't noticed, Louisiana is conservative as hell, so I'm pretty sure if this was a "liberal" law, it would be long gone by now. And as if liberals are the only ones who call 911 over petty stuff. Give me a break.

      August 1, 2012 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
    • Mike

      Matt, it's wing nuts like you that need a boogey man called "liberals" to appease some angst within. You are lost without having some dark force to rile against. Unforunately, it is precisely this that defines conservative thinking nowadays. It's an imaginary battle between good and dark forces born out of ignorance.

      August 1, 2012 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
    • Pliny

      Matt.....very well said. I agree that the conservative/facist/christian mindset NEEDS to have a "them"...a boogeyman to blame all their problems on. These people can be the laziest/dumbest carbon-blobs on earth, but they need to have a scapegoat to blame for their miserable-excuses-for-lives.

      And the republicans exploit that cowardly trait. They sell a plaform of FEAR HATE and RACISM. And the conservatives suck it up while ignoring the fact that the repbublikan-party only exists to serve the rich-and-powerful.

      August 1, 2012 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  52. AllWet

    I wish he'd give me a good shove... if you know what I mean...

    August 1, 2012 at 9:33 am | Report abuse |
  53. Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

    the "Red Tails" star .. HAHAHAHAHAHAh

    August 1, 2012 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
    • ygnabb

      Agreed. If you're going to reference one of his films, make it a decent one.

      August 1, 2012 at 9:34 am | Report abuse |
    • jrcomo35713

      Would you still say the same if it were Ben Affleck, the "star" of Pearl Harbor...

      August 1, 2012 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
  54. jt_flyer

    Get your check book ready Cuba.

    August 1, 2012 at 9:23 am | Report abuse |
  55. plum

    why are you putting yourself through this

    August 1, 2012 at 9:20 am | Report abuse |
  56. tez07

    I clicked on the article for the simple reason of scrolling the comment section and taking a drink everytime I saw an iteration of the phrase "Show Me the Money".....damn i ammm geettiingg verrry druuunkk

    August 1, 2012 at 9:18 am | Report abuse |
  57. Legaleagle

    Pushing someone is assault and battery. Period.

    August 1, 2012 at 9:16 am | Report abuse |
    • DrunkenFrenzy

      Can't an actor just get angry? So what... he "pushed" the loser bar girl. So WHAT? That's what I say. Let's toast!

      August 1, 2012 at 9:27 am | Report abuse |
    • legalBeagle

      Pushing someone is self defense when everyone's in your famous face. Sue the obnoxious barmaid. That will shut her up.

      August 1, 2012 at 9:37 am | Report abuse |
  58. Evian_Bidet

    He's not a great actor (IMO).. he got a great role. Now he's going to show her the money.

    August 1, 2012 at 9:16 am | Report abuse |
  59. Johnny Utah

    Did he go to Gay Bar and looking for some action?

    August 1, 2012 at 9:15 am | Report abuse |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      Why? Do you feel like you missed an opportunity?

      August 1, 2012 at 9:23 am | Report abuse |
    • malasangre

      there's a bar in the Quarter that ain't gay? (Matassas was the only real non-gay bar i ever saw there ) the only people in the girlie shows are tourists and those girls are 90% bi hoes just workin hard for the money

      August 16, 2012 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  60. tooch

    401, retirement stocks any indirects there?

    August 1, 2012 at 9:07 am | Report abuse |
  61. Pete

    He's rich and he pushed me with an open hand! Call 911! This is my shot to get out of debt!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    August 1, 2012 at 9:06 am | Report abuse |


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  63. NO


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  64. VITO 2 SEATS


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  65. JIM

    What a punk. He gets mad and pushs a womwen, because she asked to to calm down. People on here would be singing a different tune if they were the ones being pushed around for asking for a picture.

    August 1, 2012 at 8:51 am | Report abuse |
  66. Jasper823

    I'm confused.... according to most comments the bartender is in the wrong here? Just because she works in a bar she shouldn't get her legal protections? How about Cuba comes to some of you commenters offices and gives you a good shove? Or how about not Cuba but ANY random person? This should be acceptable? Just because someone is trying to earn a living working in a bar does not mean they should have to deal with someone, ANYONE handling them in some type of aggressive manner. I'd say with the majority mindset her no one is very far from [any skin tone] trash.

    August 1, 2012 at 8:50 am | Report abuse |
  67. Fupped Duck

    He got 99 problems but a bi*ch aint one!!!
    Why cant they just leave Wayne Brady alone.....

    August 1, 2012 at 8:44 am | Report abuse |
  68. Melvin Hayes

    This is ridiculous. I seriously doubt if he did any physical harm to that bartender. All of this stuff comes with the territory of being in the public eye. This is New Orleans at 3:am people. I'm sure a lot worse things have happened. Leave that man alone and stop trying to tarnish his name!!!

    August 1, 2012 at 8:42 am | Report abuse |
    • Thor

      Just keep in mind, the CIVILIANS in Louisiana are mostly polite, gentle, and will give you the shirt off of your back. In order to protect those peace loving and party minded people, the Louisiana law is very clear that you must ACT like a person of character, ie: a lady or a gentleman. Most Louisiana natives can handle the booze. If you come to Louisiana and cause trouble, don't think you are gonna get away free and clear.

      August 1, 2012 at 9:38 am | Report abuse |
  69. Don

    Poor guy can't go out and have a drink without being assaulted by people...then he gets a warrant for pushing. What a stupid system we live with.

    August 1, 2012 at 8:28 am | Report abuse |
  70. jameko

    Relax, people, it's New Orleans! All he will have to do is pay a modest bribe to the police department and all will be well again.

    August 1, 2012 at 8:20 am | Report abuse |
  71. Haak

    The news about alcohol is just getting worse every time I look. He is great in my book but put some booze in him or anyone else and they turn into Monsters. Men and Women. We really need to look at this and ask ourselves do I want to be drunk and possibly kill someone? Or if I really want to get F'd up and not run off in my car and kill someone I can always turn to the NON killer Cannabis which so far in it's history has caused no death or has killed anyone. Facts people that is what it is all about. THE FACTS

    August 1, 2012 at 8:13 am | Report abuse |
    • john

      Too bad people focus on the harm tobacco does instead of alcohol . It would take YEARS for me to kill someone with my smoking but it only takes seconds for some alcoholic POS to kill a family in one car wreck .....go figure .

      August 1, 2012 at 8:30 am | Report abuse |
    • Matt

      I am now dumber for having read your comment. Thanks for that.

      August 1, 2012 at 8:38 am | Report abuse |
    • beerman

      dont dis my beer. just cause youd rather smoke pot doesnt mean you get to dictate how i party.

      August 1, 2012 at 9:02 am | Report abuse |
    • vet


      August 1, 2012 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
  72. robyn

    Seriously!? they issued a warrant?? money grubbin beeyotch! i hope charges are dropped... i was pushed into a truck a couple times while pregnant by my father... Michigan 5.0 wouldnt pick him up because i didnt have marks, though it triggered early labor... but law enforcment will issue a warrantfor a man with an ocsar for pushing a bartender? tell me his bankroll isnt a motivating factor!!! poor man almost kills a fetus while sober and its fine but cuba cant get drunk?

    August 1, 2012 at 8:11 am | Report abuse |
    • Bill

      You got pregnant by your father?

      August 1, 2012 at 8:15 am | Report abuse |
    • P-Dawg

      Pushed into a truck by your father while pregnant? How white trash are you??

      August 1, 2012 at 8:20 am | Report abuse |
    • Ax

      That's what I thought. "They issued a warrant for that?"

      August 1, 2012 at 8:36 am | Report abuse |
    • Thor

      Hey Robyn... that's the way it works: you cause trouble and break the law, a warrant is issued NOT BY THE POLICE, you knave, but, by a magistrate, usually a justice of the peace. Perhaps you should read up on your criminal procedure! And yes, in Louisiana, it is illegal to TOUCH another person without their consent. If he pushed her, well, that is even more aggregious. Think about it, most old world 'Cajuns carried "ticklers" and someone shoving a lady in a public place would get a "taste" of the tickler.... That had to be stopped, so, the "LAW" was created. It is part of "civilized" society... perhaps unlike what you find in your "Michigan" state.

      August 1, 2012 at 9:43 am | Report abuse |
  73. John Templeton

    Booze gets the best of's poison, rehab time!

    August 1, 2012 at 8:10 am | Report abuse |
  74. Jebus

    I have returned to monitor all comments. I am the almighty Jebus Christ!

    August 1, 2012 at 7:54 am | Report abuse |
  75. gruss

    I love how cnn reported this story promptly ..yet hasn't mentioned a word of the recent affair of the white trampire. Typical.

    August 1, 2012 at 7:53 am | Report abuse |
    • j

      an arrest warrant for assault out on a popular actor is a bit different than an over-reported hollywood affair between some stupid kids

      August 1, 2012 at 8:01 am | Report abuse |
    • Upset Voter

      Neither issue deserves any attention. The only thing that matters at all is the waste of taxpayer money for pushing. The rest is trivial trash. I do not care who they are. They put pants on 1 leg at a time like the rest of us.

      August 1, 2012 at 8:11 am | Report abuse |
  76. Upset Voter

    The bartender should be arrested for wasting taxpayer money for such stupidity. Someone pushed her twice without harming her so she wants the taxpayers to spend tens of thousands of dollars to arrest, bring to trial, and convict the person. Kids push each other around all the time.

    I can see it now.
    Teacher ..... Johnny pushed me. Have him arrested.

    August 1, 2012 at 7:52 am | Report abuse |
    • KittyKatastrophik

      It was never stated that the bartender pressed charges or that she intends on suing him. The city filed charges against him for the fact that he did assault (no matter how slight the incident seems) another person.
      New Orleans doesn't play with celebrity blahblahblah. We don't care who you are, just mind your manners (see: Russel Brand incident from earlier this year & Nicolas Cage incident from last year). The bartender didn't want a pic with him, patrons did.. she was just telling him to chill out because it is her job to squash problems before they become fist fights. & the most ridiculous part of it all is that he was in a BOURBON STREET bar (which is where the tourists go) .. if the OSCAR AWARD WINNING ACTOR wanted anonymity then he should of stayed out of the busiest, most packed part of the city. Sheesh.

      August 1, 2012 at 9:35 am | Report abuse |
  77. Mr. Clark

    Seems like the only thing on the bartenders mind is "SHOW ME THE MONEY"!!!!

    August 1, 2012 at 7:42 am | Report abuse |
  78. Mike

    Where's Zimmerman when you need him??

    August 1, 2012 at 7:40 am | Report abuse |
  79. George Lucas

    He should be arrested for all the terrible movies he'd been in lately.

    August 1, 2012 at 7:32 am | Report abuse |
  80. Mike

    Coz The Boys In The Hood Are Always Hard
    You Come Talkin That Trash, We'll Pull Ya Card
    Knowin' Nutin In Life But To Be Legit'
    Dont Quote Me Boy Coz I Aint Said shiznit

    August 1, 2012 at 7:28 am | Report abuse |
  81. Upset Voter

    You have got to be kidding me. They want to bring criminal charges on someone because they pushed someone twice while doing no damage or hurting anyone. This is the most ridiculous thing I had ever heard of. No wonder our jails are so full. We consider pushing to be a hardened crime like murder and want anyone who pushes another to be labeled as a felon and destroy the rest of their life.

    What a bunch of pansies and crybabies people have become.

    August 1, 2012 at 7:27 am | Report abuse |
    • Jeff Hiestand

      Just looking for a payday. Last time I checked, arms length is my personal space and I like to keep it clear.

      August 1, 2012 at 7:34 am | Report abuse |
    • Jim

      Nope just looking to cash in for free money....once charges are brought even if dropped opens up the cash drawer. If I were the owner I'd fire that bartender. First bartender shouldn't be mixing it up with patrons that's what the bouncer is paid for!!!

      August 1, 2012 at 7:35 am | Report abuse |
  82. Beavis

    What a stupid reason to issue a warrant, let alone turn this into news. Cuba Gooding Jr should have taken a page out of Tom Cable's book and punched her in the face for the reaction that this has caused.

    August 1, 2012 at 7:18 am | Report abuse |
  83. Karl

    cuba gooding? who is this guy

    August 1, 2012 at 7:14 am | Report abuse |
  84. Italiano

    ahhh.. missed me...i was at class in the afternoon–all you had to do was ask.

    August 1, 2012 at 7:10 am | Report abuse |
  85. boo

    calm down now. a great day is ahead!

    August 1, 2012 at 7:05 am | Report abuse |
    • bobby at your feet dude...cut back on the VT's and have some fun with the fans!

      August 1, 2012 at 7:14 am | Report abuse |
  86. Blah blah the wheel's off your trailer

    This idiot acts like that even when he's not intoxicated. Must be a mental deficiency.

    August 1, 2012 at 7:05 am | Report abuse |
  87. MrUSA

    The real eliteists that wish to be treated differently? Hollywood, and they get taxed less as a corperation too. If they have money to throw away on an Obama reelection then they have money to get taxed away.........lots of it. Tax the hell out of Hollywood.

    August 1, 2012 at 7:01 am | Report abuse |
    • Jason

      Sure, then people that don't work can get more handouts. The US generates plenty of revenue without anyone having to pay anymore. How about we just balance our budget and stop the outrageous spending habits of the government???

      August 1, 2012 at 7:05 am | Report abuse |
    • anne palmer

      vote republican do ya? you must make over 260,000 not the measley 250,000 we have heard about. and of course you do not plan to reach retirement age . no social security for you

      August 1, 2012 at 9:16 am | Report abuse |
  88. Jason

    They must've told him how good he was in Shadowboxer.....hahahahaha

    August 1, 2012 at 7:00 am | Report abuse |
  89. boo

    whats next?

    August 1, 2012 at 6:59 am | Report abuse |
  90. elvis316

    SHOW ME THE MONEY! That's what the bartender is saying now. Clearly, she is emotionally unable to perform her functions as a bartender after this horrific incident. She needs a lifetime of bartender wages. No tips, though. 20 grand ought to cover it

    August 1, 2012 at 6:56 am | Report abuse |
  91. joey

    oh now faith..we fellas have been down this road a couple of times in our lives also... he/it will be ok

    August 1, 2012 at 6:56 am | Report abuse |
  92. Faith Conner

    Sad how people take a situation and run with it i'm sure other patrons were there to be a witness to what happened but a warrant really!

    August 1, 2012 at 6:53 am | Report abuse |
  93. Anthony

    how come you didn't ask me a vito we would have showed up? LOL

    August 1, 2012 at 6:51 am | Report abuse |
  94. ha

    nobody invited me?

    August 1, 2012 at 6:46 am | Report abuse |
  95. Max Roundhouse

    Booze is making him age quickly. Stupid drunk.

    August 1, 2012 at 6:45 am | Report abuse |
  96. Name*Elmo Riffcan

    Just because he is in the public eye doesn't mean he is public property. He also needs to drink with friends or join a private club so not to be bothered.

    August 1, 2012 at 6:32 am | Report abuse |
  97. true blue

    3:00 in the morning bartender, drunk as hell and had a fight with a lookalike and want to get paid. what a ripoff

    August 1, 2012 at 6:28 am | Report abuse |
  98. Anthony

    i love a delicious peach before and after breakfast.

    August 1, 2012 at 6:23 am | Report abuse |
  99. pumps

    shut up tooch–

    August 1, 2012 at 6:17 am | Report abuse |
  100. Vito

    was the woman wearing high pumps? just curious.

    August 1, 2012 at 6:16 am | Report abuse |
  101. tooch

    leave the guy alone is not a human name...

    i dont' like cuba gooding

    August 1, 2012 at 5:44 am | Report abuse |
  102. leave the guy alone

    I'm willing to bet that the bartender was getting his in face and acting like she was doing something useful and trying to 'handle' him and he got angry. He should have practiced more self control but being pushed away is no reason to call the cops. If he pushed her a second time, she probably deserved it. It isn't like he punched her in face or slapped her silly. Media is just blowing this out of proportion.

    August 1, 2012 at 5:05 am | Report abuse |
  103. tcaros

    Another Hollywood knucklehead thinking he's above the law and decency.

    Arrest him and mug shot him so we can laugh at the has-been.

    August 1, 2012 at 4:45 am | Report abuse |
    • Stopthemadness

      Yeah he's washed up huh, oscar and cash must be a horrible career........

      August 1, 2012 at 5:38 am | Report abuse |
  104. Britt

    If this had been anyone else no charges. Would have been filed. I'm a bartender and dealt with worse. Yawn. Next?

    August 1, 2012 at 4:29 am | Report abuse |
  105. ShingoEX

    The bartender was not injured
    misdemeanor battery


    August 1, 2012 at 4:11 am | Report abuse |
    • Tee

      One doesn't have to be hurt to suffer battery you goof. Go back to school.

      August 1, 2012 at 4:16 am | Report abuse |
  106. johhny dubb

    you sound like a real racist, black militant.....and a punk......

    August 1, 2012 at 3:55 am | Report abuse |
  107. Oj simpson


    August 1, 2012 at 3:30 am | Report abuse |
  108. garwin1

    Bad Radio. Baaaaad Radio.

    August 1, 2012 at 3:28 am | Report abuse |
  109. brojim

    This article didn't make any sense until it was revealed that the bartender was a woman. The only time Cuba can kick azz is in a movie. Or against a woman as revealed here.

    August 1, 2012 at 3:11 am | Report abuse |
  110. Black Militant

    Cuba,you Uncle Tom now you see how much they hate you?

    August 1, 2012 at 2:42 am | Report abuse |
  111. Metalme2

    Famous and in movies = people will recognize you and want an autograph and or a picture ! If you want a private life and not to be bothered by people when you're out in public, don't become a famous entertainer. It doesn't take a nuclear physicist to figure that one out.

    August 1, 2012 at 2:38 am | Report abuse |




    August 1, 2012 at 2:17 am | Report abuse |
  113. trollbuster

    i heard he took a poopy on white chick once and ate it off of her. or was that Chuck Berry. oh well, they're all the same. knee grows that is.

    August 1, 2012 at 2:17 am | Report abuse |
  114. fernanda

    Are Russians considered white? Pretty dangerous country. Georgia and Uzbekistan are pretty bad too. Many middle eastern countries and asian countries are extremely dangerous. Central America has a very high crime rate. There aren't a lot of black people in those countries, they are brown, yellow, white, red, mixed. The racism crap is old, talk about something else because it's not even funny anymore.

    August 1, 2012 at 2:15 am | Report abuse |
  115. j

    Just let the man have his drink and quit messing with him

    August 1, 2012 at 1:22 am | Report abuse |
  116. Joe

    I call publicity stunt. Cuba needed an image makeover – Looking pretty soft after doing the movie Boat Trip. He and Ice Cube are close to signing a deal for Boyz in the Hood 2. I hear Chris Brown will be signing on to do the sound track and has a cameo.

    August 1, 2012 at 12:55 am | Report abuse |
  117. RhapsodyNBlue

    aLLEGEDly struck out at the female bartender.

    August 1, 2012 at 12:53 am | Report abuse |
  118. RhapsodyNBlue

    What we have here is a failure to communicate. The warrant is for misdemeanor battery. Not being black, not being drunk, not being a celebrity, not being in New Orleans, not being in a southern state in general, not for denying a bartender his celebrity favors (it was another bar customer hassling him and he struck out at the female bartender when she asked him to cool down). MAYBE the police know something the writer of the article omitted and have reason to put out the warrant, maybe they don't. Either way, they'll duke it out with his high price lawyers and call it a day. Save yourselves so much hand-wringing and just read the freaking article before you start flinging poo.

    August 1, 2012 at 12:51 am | Report abuse |
  119. pete

    Typical rich idiot that comes to New Orleans, gets drunk, and doped up and stars beating women. Go home and beat yo mama!!!!

    August 1, 2012 at 12:47 am | Report abuse |
  120. Joe

    F the saints and that baby Jonathan vilma!

    August 1, 2012 at 12:14 am | Report abuse |
    • Dennis

      Agreed on that,Joe.They are sinners,not Saints.They didn't get smacked hard enough as far as I'm concerned by the league.In last years playoffs,the 49ers did a good job of it,though.Keep crying Johnny boy,here's another towel.Only problem is nobody is listening.

      August 1, 2012 at 12:24 am | Report abuse |
  121. P boy

    I heard he once took a pooh in his girlfriend's shower and pushed it down the drain with his big toe. Oh, never mind...that was me.

    August 1, 2012 at 12:10 am | Report abuse |
  122. Matt W.

    All I have to say is most of you idiots need to learn how to spell???

    August 1, 2012 at 12:09 am | Report abuse |
  123. Tammy

    I would love to see an anti-paparazzi law. You must have the celebrities consent to photograph them. End of story!

    August 1, 2012 at 12:02 am | Report abuse |
  124. Tammy

    This is why I love Miami. I've seen celebrities left and right and they are never bothered here. Why you ask, because nobody cares. This is how people should treat celebrities. I've seen Shaq, Wade, Madonna, Pdiddy, Jlo all within a few feet of me..did I think for a second of bothering them..NO..why..because I don't care and I don't want people bothering me. Live and LET LIVE. I've been in clubs a few feet from major A list and the only time I bothered one was for borrowing his candle from a table to light a cigar. Rules to follow...never ask for a picture, never ask for anything, smile and say hello, wave or just be nice and then ignore. Don't take out your iphone, don't stare, just relax they are just like you except richer and more famous.

    July 31, 2012 at 11:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Wow

      Yes Tammy...respect them like they are royalty. Or just ignore them...

      August 1, 2012 at 12:45 am | Report abuse |
  125. howard

    Americans seem to think that celebrities are their property. I have seen first hand many times how they act around them. I feel nothing but sympathy for the celebrity and disgust for the leaches who act like complete morons around them.

    July 31, 2012 at 11:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Another Dave

      Wow. Generalize much? Nice job painting this episode as how 'Americans' act. I'm sure where ever you are from, no one has ever asked to take a picture with someone. To do so is to act like a moron in your world? How sad you must be.

      August 1, 2012 at 12:01 am | Report abuse |
  126. Yes, but

    Actors crave fame and go through withdrawal when their careers hit the skids. They want adulation and privacy...the two don't mix.

    July 31, 2012 at 11:36 pm | Report abuse |
  127. bob

    cops must be a bunch of empty-headed imbeciles. arrest someone for pushing someone? and i wonder what the evidence is. just because she said it? ha, i recall obama visited this city a few months ago. well, he pushed me. being pushed by the leader of the free world was so traumatizing that i can no longer function normally, i will be needing a million bucks from the dnc, the black panthers, muslim brotherhood, or whoever it is that funds obama.

    July 31, 2012 at 11:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      That is classified as an assault, technically. Celebrity, so money is involved. Woman, so bias is involved. Do the math.

      August 1, 2012 at 12:27 am | Report abuse |
    • Dennis

      Then you can turn around and give that money to a shrink who can help you get your head screwed on right.

      August 1, 2012 at 12:31 am | Report abuse |
    • malasangre

      gotta laugh. The Absinthe? been tools for 50 years I know of personally.. proud of it they are.

      August 16, 2012 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  128. TC

    Uhm being in the move, "Red Tails," ain't making him a star. That movie was pretty bad, just saying.

    July 31, 2012 at 11:32 pm | Report abuse |
  129. euphoniusmunk

    I hope they find Gooding before he kills again. Sheesh. Hollywood celebs!

    July 31, 2012 at 11:31 pm | Report abuse |
  130. Name*sam

    for bail...

    July 31, 2012 at 11:20 pm | Report abuse |
  131. Caiha

    Congratulations bartender who may or may not have a name, you invented a way to get yourself that 15 minutes you always wanted.

    July 31, 2012 at 11:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • American Public

      So in other words, what you're saying is it's ok for Gooding to act like a drunk jerk and push people around (something you or I would be arrested for) but it's not ok for this woman to report it because she's looking for fame? People like you, Caiha, are what's wrong with the world today. Accepting behavior like this is NEVER ok. Letting celebs slide is the reason why their egos are as big as they are.

      July 31, 2012 at 11:30 pm | Report abuse |
  132. missterese

    I work at a popular GROCERY store in HELLesto CA n hate going out n public becuz U run into customers who feel the need to approach n talk to me! Now I avoid leaving the house on my days off! Give him some respect n leave him alone when he's out. Public doesn't own him!

    July 31, 2012 at 11:05 pm | Report abuse |
  133. Mike

    Police said he was presumed to be intoxicated? Look . . . he probably was and we here can say it . . . but hey NOPD . . . can you at least pretend like you know the law and that you're supposed to presume people are innocent until proven guilty instead of just telling the whole world you presume he was publicly intoxicated? That's far more ridiculous than Cuba's night getting ruined by a mob.

    July 31, 2012 at 11:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dennis

      If there were witnesses and/or video evidence,what more proof would they need?

      August 1, 2012 at 12:35 am | Report abuse |
    • open cinnamon shoe

      Not a crime to be intoxicated in public in New Orleans. Not a crime to walk down the street drinking a beer unless its in a glass bottle. Not sure why they mentioned he was intoxicated other than simply to mention it. No one will be arrested in Louisiana, particularly New Orleans, more particularly the Quarter, even more particularly on Bourbon, ever so more particular INSIDE A BAR on Bourbon for being publicly intoxicated. Its not an issue at all.

      August 1, 2012 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
  134. TheAmazingMrGeneric

    I don't follow celebretards. Who is Cuba Gooding Jr.? Is he popular with the young people?

    July 31, 2012 at 10:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • cmc

      You obviously don't keep up with 'Google' either. It's popular with the young people. Go back to bed, Gramps.

      July 31, 2012 at 11:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • TheAmazingMrGeneric

      Funny, Gramps here has worked with computers since 1980, managed to find the inter-web let alone CNN and make a post. Maybe if we stopped worshipping entertainers who are in the 1% the problems of the world which are reaching critical mass might be heard and real life issues affecting real life people could be solved. Now where's that walker? It's past my bedtime :p

      July 31, 2012 at 11:10 pm | Report abuse |
  135. Tim Krell

    I'm sure the bartender is looking for a free ride, New Orleans is a toilet and should be flushed out to sea.

    July 31, 2012 at 10:40 pm | Report abuse |
  136. TheMovieWatcher

    The violence for some reason is really taking over. In the wake of The Colorado Massacre of course. How many more actors will act out with violence?

    July 31, 2012 at 10:37 pm | Report abuse |
  137. Hades m

    GO CUBA!!! He'll have a good legal team. Also she must have wanted to know how it is to feel someone famous and black. Smile

    July 31, 2012 at 10:37 pm | Report abuse |
  138. Jack

    Hello folks. Everyone is cordially invited to visit ...

    July 31, 2012 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
  139. EMM

    Well, at least he didn't punch her in the taco like Matthew Fox did to that bus driver.

    July 31, 2012 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
  140. Tom

    Presumed intoxicated. A new one for WWB. Walking While Black.

    July 31, 2012 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Redpotz

      Most people would guess someone bar-hopping at 3AM is intoxicated, not WWB. If the reported version of events is accurate, you might call it "walking while behaving like an asz hole"

      July 31, 2012 at 10:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sleepy

      Does it get boring throwing out blind accusations of racism or is it embedded into your DNA? I am a bit suprised however that New Orleans PD has nothing better to do than rush a one day warrant request through on such a minor case. Money, Money, Money...I smell lawsuit!

      July 31, 2012 at 10:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Shelly

      This is in reply to redpotz. I don't feel like Mr. Gooding was being an asz hole as you put it. The man was out for the night to have a good time but people would not leave him alone! He has every right to his peace & quiet and privacy! Celebrities do not owe regular people anything! They do their job, which is acting, singing, etc. And when they are out in public, the public should have enough decency to let them be. Celebrities should not have to give up their dreams or their careers just because everyday people live such boring lives that they need 2 minutes worth of excitement by pestering someone for an autograph or a photo. I've never read a law that indicates that famous people HAVE to give in to the publics every demand! Maybe Mr. Gooding was having a bad day and that whole situation just set everything off! We don't know, we were not in his head! That bartender is after her measley little fame and fortune! Good luck to her! Lol.

      July 31, 2012 at 11:42 pm | Report abuse |
  141. Hades M

    It he was native I imagine he would've prob been thrown in jail.

    July 31, 2012 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
  142. Bilbo

    Two pushes = a fight?

    July 31, 2012 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
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  144. Dave

    Cuba was mad because no fried chicken is right... Maybe some chitlens would have helped calm him down...

    July 31, 2012 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse |
  145. Connie O

    I tended bar for over twenty years in New Orleans and can tell you that when this bartender approached a drunk from the customer side of the bar, she was looking for trouble. Perhaps she's seeing a great big settlement in her future.

    July 31, 2012 at 9:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • VLD

      More like an epic fail in her future....

      July 31, 2012 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pilgrim1

      Old Absinthe House is a very small bar. The bartenders are tucked behind a nice big bar and the customers are of course on the other side. Aside from the popcorn guy over in the corner, there shouldn't be ANY interaction with the bartenders and the customers that doesn't take place over the bar. This is blown out of proportion and is absolutely an attempt to get a big settlement!

      July 31, 2012 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • sarah

      @ Connieo I agree I have been a bartender for years. There are many reasons not to get out from behind the bar /vice versa.She is looking for a pay-off She saw Cuba and then she saw $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

      July 31, 2012 at 10:04 pm | Report abuse |
  146. DorkasaurusRex

    More like Cuba Badding Jr, am I right folks?

    July 31, 2012 at 9:40 pm | Report abuse |
  147. Leonel Messi

    I hate his sry azz

    July 31, 2012 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse |
  148. Joe Joe

    If I had a kid he would look like cuba Gooding jr. Cuba is black so why isn't the Obama gustapo on this bar shutting them down? Geez

    July 31, 2012 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse |
  149. Gregg

    Anyone that has ever had an incident report written on them knows that if the best they could do is "he pushed her with an OPEN HAND" then in reality he didn`t do anything. He probably didn`t wNt to be bothered and, at some point, even for a celebrity, that`s a reasonable expectation.

    And cut all the race_related talk. He didn`t have to pursue this chick; trust me, it`s more likely she pursued him.

    July 31, 2012 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse |
  150. christian

    may be he is influence of liquior.

    July 31, 2012 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse |
  151. david

    If they're going to arrest him for battery... why not the others for harassment? this incident would have never happened if those folks wouldnt have started it
    the man cant even live life without being bothered.

    July 31, 2012 at 9:14 pm | Report abuse |
  152. penny

    Drunk at a bar in New Orleans? What will they think of next?
    Someone wants some money....

    July 31, 2012 at 9:11 pm | Report abuse |
  153. sparky

    Must be a republican no respect for the common folk

    July 31, 2012 at 8:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Abe

      It's democrats who have no respect. Steal, cheat, beg free money, smell bad, have few teeth, lots of tattoos, little brains, lots of piercings.

      July 31, 2012 at 9:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • scranton

      Another pathetic troll. Educate yourself before you post minimum wager.

      July 31, 2012 at 9:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Educated black man

      Ridiculous..why does every situation turn into a republicans vs democrat debate....clearly dude was being harassed....They are human just like the rest of us...granted they are rich and famous but the the manager should have stepped. Drunk and being surrounded by people...sooner or later someone is gettin pushed.... Besides you right wing nut jobs have other issues to worry about... Like finding big foot....searching for Obama's African roots....oh and trying to destroy America....yea that sounds about right wing

      July 31, 2012 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kelly51

      I guess that means the bartender is a liberal. Out to get something for nothing from people that actually go out and earn a living.

      July 31, 2012 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse |
  154. Tony

    Classic case of bar workers gold digging

    July 31, 2012 at 8:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • penny


      July 31, 2012 at 9:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Huicho

      I saw Obama, hes very nice like an old man. When he went to take it with the light for some people and reason. I hope you and them forgot to not have a liscence for the toad of amsterdam and living mexican coca colas! Thanks for listening

      July 31, 2012 at 11:03 pm | Report abuse |
  155. Paul

    Can you say Money Grab!!!

    July 31, 2012 at 8:58 pm | Report abuse |
  156. Christina

    I was in a bar once when members of the who walked in: John entwhistle and Roger Daltrey. The place was a hole in the wall. When recognized they were cool and said hi but indicated they wanted to be left alone. We all respected that and left them alone. The key word here is RESPECT. What happened to it?
    I'm not saying its right that he pushed the bartender at all but people need to know when to leave people alone. We don't own celebrities. If we see them in public we need to give them their space if they are willing to engage beyond a "hi" then it's up to them.

    July 31, 2012 at 8:54 pm | Report abuse |
  157. bam

    Fight?!?! he pushed her. about the only thing a Dude can do that is NOT violent to a female to get her to back off.
    rather have him hit her like yall used too?

    July 31, 2012 at 8:49 pm | Report abuse |
  158. Amazing

    is this one person portraying 160 bloggers? gotta love it!

    July 31, 2012 at 8:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mark

      What do you say to a female bartender with two black eyes? Nothing......she's been told twice already...

      July 31, 2012 at 9:00 pm | Report abuse |
  159. NICO Q

    Goooooooo Cuba! The other argues initiated confrontation no one was injured this is a lot of BS ABOUT NOTHING. I know and have bumped into a few famous people and always give em space and don't point em out. When people are out they just want to be normal people. Sometimes when we go out its to relax and we don't want to be bothered. Simple as that leave him the ef alone. Go fight real crime New Orleans PD.

    July 31, 2012 at 8:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • VelveteenLady

      Contrary to what is posted here, the public does OWN people, in the entertainment industry, and whose salary they pay. The public provides them with the lifestyle and the money, and then they want privacy from the very public, who financially support them.

      Being hounded, when out in public, has been status quo for famous entertainers, since the time of silent films. If one wants the fame and the lifestyle, then one must be ready to accept the huge price that comes with it; namely, loss of privacy. Why, I'll bet that Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn, or Dr. Robert Jarvik don't have the throngs of public followers that entertainers have. I would also venture a guess that if Aung San Suu Kyi were to appear in public, she would be humbled at someone asking for her autograph. Blackburn, Jarvik and Aung San Suu Kyi have given more to the world than any second-rate entertainer (I consider ALL of them second-rate) has ever given or would ever be able to give to the world. So, let's keep it in prospective.

      Also, the issue is the alleged pushing of the bartender. In a crowded bar, I'm confident that there are enough witnesses to either dispute the bartender's version or to fry Gooding's a _ _. One of the biggest lessons that I continually teach my students is "keep your hands to yourself". If Gooding did what he is accused of doing, perhaps, Gooding was absent the day they taught that in his schools.

      July 31, 2012 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse |
  160. mcv57

    Battery is the act of "beating" your victim. The judicial system (fat judges and lawyers) way of milking the public for that million dollar retirement. As for the bartender, she is just mad she did not get her photo with the stars.

    July 31, 2012 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
  161. Doug

    I see some phantom injury and mental anguish in the bartender's future.

    some one's tryin' to get paid.

    July 31, 2012 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse |
  162. JeffinIL


    July 31, 2012 at 8:41 pm | Report abuse |
  163. garypaul54

    I'm a old white guy, I served in vietnam,A lot of my buddy's were black guys. They were good men, and brave I love those guys and they love me, to this day. What people that hate don't understand is that your hurting yourself more then those you hate. I like fried chicken and watermellon myself, it's good stuff.

    July 31, 2012 at 8:32 pm | Report abuse |
  164. ishiibrad

    Anybody else see this coming with the bartender....Show me the money!

    July 31, 2012 at 8:29 pm | Report abuse |
  165. رهملا لتيليدلب

    It give me hope that least one American see the gathering fascist gynocracy. And of course he's being immediately hunted by law enforcement. Just like Chris Brown. Coincidence that they both black????

    July 31, 2012 at 8:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Say it ain't so

      oh please... Chris brown beat that rhianna chick pretty badly or didn't you see the photos? I suppose you think it was all part of a "get the black man" lynch mob. What's the old saying about it's better to be quiet & be thought a fool than to open your mouth & prove them right...

      July 31, 2012 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
  166. Mammy

    Another drunk, unemployed African gets violent. This is news?

    July 31, 2012 at 8:24 pm | Report abuse |
  167. Bks

    Maybe he should claim self defense. That way he is guaranteed not to get charged.

    July 31, 2012 at 8:22 pm | Report abuse |
  168. Ike Turna

    Play on, playa. Sometimes you gotta keep a trick in line so they know who daddy is.

    July 31, 2012 at 8:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • PinkNpretty

      You're a pig.

      July 31, 2012 at 8:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Maggiemae

      I'll second that. Obviously you think it's ok to push any woman. What a slime ball. I don't agree that Cuba should be charged with battery. However he should get a fine or something. I don't think the bartender will win any large settlement. I think the police over-reacted. Now join the 21st century and get a life that doesn't include pushing women (or men) around!

      July 31, 2012 at 11:23 pm | Report abuse |
  169. comprehend

    Real crime is being commited in New Orleans, and they have nothing to do but issue a warrant for something like this. This proves that the police make money harrasing Non-criminals. He'll pay a fine, and they get ot continue receiving their costly pensions.

    July 31, 2012 at 8:17 pm | Report abuse |
  170. Just Saying

    Remember the good old days, when you actually had to HIT someone to be charged with assault and battery? We've become such a society of whimps. It's like telling the teacher that you were pushed and waiting for the "assailant" to be sent to the principal's office. Let's stop the presses and point out an APB! There's a "pusher" on the loose!....

    July 31, 2012 at 8:16 pm | Report abuse |
  171. Liz

    No matter what the players race my brother Cuba has a problem a very similar incident occurred here in New Mexico last year I recall common denominators are Cuba in a bar having a confrontation with a women...and for the record I have been black all my life

    July 31, 2012 at 8:14 pm | Report abuse |
  172. Burst Bubble

    Really??? An arrest warrant for pushing? He pushed her twice? There has to be more details than this?? So you
    push someone while sober is that a misdemeanor battery too or is it just when someone is drunk? Someone earlier called
    this bullying........ seriously people, all people need to chill out. Oh one more question. Did she get hurt, was she touch inappropriately? I bet she got touch inappropriately....

    July 31, 2012 at 8:11 pm | Report abuse |
  173. lori

    *correction to comment* and NOT become an attacker

    July 31, 2012 at 8:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • spyroo

      the hell with louisiana bunch of rasists fu54848ks last mont a was on my way to texas from florida to my mothers funeral and this rasist piece of dirt cop on a ragity piece of dirt pickup truck pulled me over for speeding and gave me a ticket and when a tod him my story he started laughin rite on my face and yes he was white

      July 31, 2012 at 8:56 pm | Report abuse |
  174. M. E. Collins

    Did you read the article? Another bar employee called the police, not the bartender.In Louisiana you can't shove; considered battery.And they will arrest women for it just as quick as they will men.Guess they figure you can make a point without physical altercations.Just sayin...

    July 31, 2012 at 8:08 pm | Report abuse |
  175. lori

    It doesn't matter what color a man is, he has no right to lay hands on any woman in an aggresive manner, even if that woman is aggressive or a bully. If he is a real man, has honor and decency, it is his responsibility to walk away from said woman and become an attacker! and for people to stand around and let any assault on a woman take place and do nothing to stop it is shameful! Being a bartender or server does not give anyone the right to assault that server! that kind of thinking is ridiculous! Color is not important. What matters is people in this country are losing their humanity. It's sad and disgraceful. I pray for the souls of all involved.

    July 31, 2012 at 8:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Comprehend

      And you are assuming the story is true. Maybe she put her hands on him instead, we really do not know.

      July 31, 2012 at 8:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Heather

      Nonsense! No man should take crap off of anybody, even if it is a bully of a woman. She deserves to get knocked out just like anybody else dumb enough to touch another. I am a woman, but despise other women who make such absurd claims. Welcome to the 21st Century, sweetheart.

      The bartender sounds like an idiot, so she is another embarrassment to the female gender. If a patron (famous or not) is being harassed, then the appropriate action is to approach the people who are harassing him. To tell Cuba to "calm down" is ridiculous.

      July 31, 2012 at 8:29 pm | Report abuse |
  176. Nodack

    Sounds like a non story.

    July 31, 2012 at 8:06 pm | Report abuse |
  177. Badass kitty

    @ Reality Check. U must keep busy trying to get all the statistics on blackfolks business. How do u ppl know this bartender is even white. Oh yeah the police came before she could say the N-word. Get a freeking life.

    July 31, 2012 at 8:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • cranky tooth

      Kitty... Reality check is just stating the facts. And those facts aren't just "blackfolks" business. They're everyone's business. And the N word wasn't in play at all. What are you bringing it up for?

      July 31, 2012 at 8:15 pm | Report abuse |
  178. Doctor

    Hell yeah

    July 31, 2012 at 7:56 pm | Report abuse |
  179. lizawithazee won some medals today at the Olympics. I live in Canada – so I saw it happen LIVE. NBC sucks. and CNN refused to post my last comment......will they post this one?

    July 31, 2012 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse |
  180. Fonz

    Cuba who....another victim of the Oscar curse. Jerry Maguire sucked anyway.

    July 31, 2012 at 7:52 pm | Report abuse |
  181. Ian

    Like Cuba's father once sang, "everybody plays the fool, sometime"

    July 31, 2012 at 7:51 pm | Report abuse |
  182. VH

    Maybe he would have stayed around for questioning if the bar's staff had not asked him to leave

    July 31, 2012 at 7:50 pm | Report abuse |
  183. TaeKwonDoMom

    Oh come on now. If you are going to be tending bar at 3 am in the FRENCH QUARTER. You need to know how to take a push. No harm, no foul. And, you can't arrest somebody for being rude.

    If she wanted him arrested for being drunk, she should have just held her peace until the police officers showed up. By now, the alcohol is out of his system, and it's a case of pushing with an open hand? She wasn't hurt, so why a warrant Don't you have to have EVIDENCE to get a warrant for an arrest.

    My advice to the bartender: Learn self defense, then maybe you won't be afraid a little push, and can even block something stronger.

    July 31, 2012 at 7:49 pm | Report abuse |
  184. Phil

    Sounds like an uppity bartender to me.

    July 31, 2012 at 7:47 pm | Report abuse |
  185. Doctor

    We all get angry way too fast. I admit this as well. What has become of us? The economy? The divorce rate? Our rights? What is up with the tempers? Finger pointing? And I am to blame also. But Im just saying. Whats Earth going to look are people going behave....will become of the diversity here in the year 2030? Its getting ugly. What are we going to leave behind for our children's children? We need to put down the gloves and go home and eat dinner. I love y'all. Sorry Jordan – youre right.

    July 31, 2012 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse |
  186. Lewy

    Lock'em down!

    July 31, 2012 at 7:40 pm | Report abuse |
  187. Terry D.M.

    Come on get real bartender.

    July 31, 2012 at 7:37 pm | Report abuse |
  188. Stewies Girl


    July 31, 2012 at 7:34 pm | Report abuse |
  189. Doctor

    So if women cause so much drama...... and men cant lift a finger without women calling mommy and daddy.....and as soon as mommy and daddy arrive, they automatically take her side and issue a warrant for arrest for the man....... and people of different cultures blame each other for something they arent even a part of but this has become another avenue to release blind hatred...... isn't this life just so sad? My brothers and sisters, where is the love? Only during Christmas time? Only when the Detroit Lions win the superbowl? Im white and at times I wish I was no color at all. We all heard of Martin Luther King. We are all one. We need to start acting like family. We are all in this life together.

    July 31, 2012 at 7:31 pm | Report abuse |
  190. Randy

    Before I clicked on the story, I thought he might be wanted for questioning in the disappearance of his career.

    July 31, 2012 at 7:30 pm | Report abuse |
  191. Boinkerson

    This is absurd. A guy pushes a woman away from him. Doesn't even push her down and the police want to arrest him. Man this country is becoming one big stinking crunt.

    July 31, 2012 at 7:26 pm | Report abuse |
  192. Mario :)

    I would call the cops too if I saw this dude. I mean, have you seen any of his movies ??? Instead of being straight-to-video releases, most of them should be straight-to-the-garbage-[pail releases.

    I just hope he doesn't smell as bad as his movies in person...


    July 31, 2012 at 7:25 pm | Report abuse |
  193. Doctor

    Hey "Black" hahahaha Im white and I agree ...... hahahahah. Lets regroup and focus on real matters at hand. Lets get it on with Iran.

    July 31, 2012 at 7:21 pm | Report abuse |
  194. Doctor

    Hahahahahahahahahahaahhaahahahahahhahaaahahahaaa ........ why do women stink up the world so much?????

    July 31, 2012 at 7:18 pm | Report abuse |
  195. black

    Keep your panties in texas fool...the white trash is just looking some money and a interveiw from cnn...white trash:)

    July 31, 2012 at 7:16 pm | Report abuse |
  196. black

    Keep your panties in texas fool...the white trash is just looking some money and a intreveiw from cnn...white trash:)

    July 31, 2012 at 7:16 pm | Report abuse |
  197. Doctor

    See? Just goes to show you all ..... stars are just the same as all of us ..... we are all @ssholes. They are not God. They are not perfect. They are not immortal. They are not almighty. They are @ssholes too. Hell .... look at Mel Gibson. He hates women just like most of us do. Women are dumb, stupid and sensless. Stay in the kitchen!!!!

    July 31, 2012 at 7:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Stef

      So Doctor... you hate women - that's cool I guess... You sure sound angry though. I am curious though, do you like men?

      July 31, 2012 at 7:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bucktooth

      Excellent Steph! What kind of a Doctor are you Clown! That's what most MD's are about anyway..not caring about women, kids, or even themselves! Vaccinate yourself!

      July 31, 2012 at 7:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • juanito

      It sounds like you're a single gay man ( so you think your mom is stupid)

      July 31, 2012 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse |
  198. Doctor

    Why are blacks so aggressive?

    July 31, 2012 at 7:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chuck

      Why are YOU so stupid?

      July 31, 2012 at 7:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • juanito

      It's the chicken and waffles( or maybe the watermelon) you see that is being racist :p

      July 31, 2012 at 7:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jordan

      Just checked the comments following the Fred Willard story to see if anyone (Doctor) posed the question, why are white males so perverted? Didn't find that question. Funny how Cuba Gooding Jr.'s situation is representative of all blacks while Fred Willard's situation is an isolated case involving an individual. Hold on to that self-righteous sense of arrogance Doc.

      July 31, 2012 at 7:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • DUDE

      Don't forget the Kool aid too

      July 31, 2012 at 7:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • juanito

      I really don't care about all the stories but I do love the comments

      July 31, 2012 at 7:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Name*Louis

      Little Juan is that adjective for height or depth? You cannot blame the blacks for your small penis or brain.

      August 1, 2012 at 7:12 am | Report abuse |


    July 31, 2012 at 7:09 pm | Report abuse |
  200. SilentBoy741

    "he soon became 'very aggravated' with other bar patrons who had recognized him and wanted to take photos with the actor."

    In his defense, it was probably because they were all shouting, "Hey look it's the Allstate guy!"

    July 31, 2012 at 7:07 pm | Report abuse |
  201. Jay G

    I miss the good old days when all of this was just part of a night on the town. You didn't have people calling the cops or freaking out and spilling to the press over a couple of shoves. People are such pansies these days.

    July 31, 2012 at 7:02 pm | Report abuse |
  202. rg

    Cut down on the booze Cuba and next time let your body gaurds handle the situation.

    July 31, 2012 at 6:58 pm | Report abuse |
  203. Jason

    He left, so what reason do the cops have to make an arrest when no1 was injured!! So sick of cops sticking their noses where it doesn't belong just so they can extort more people.

    July 31, 2012 at 6:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dave

      He touched a female, they rule the world now ya know?

      July 31, 2012 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Prez Obzo

      I am sick of the actors who make tons of money off movie goers for doing such a easy job then being a jerk cause fans want to have a picture taken with them. They are NOT gods!

      July 31, 2012 at 7:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bill Duke

      Jason = clueless. If the warrant had not been issued then you or someone as clueless as you would be crying about him getting special treatment.

      July 31, 2012 at 7:38 pm | Report abuse |
  204. mac

    Sounds like she touched his arm to get his attention and he shrugged her off as to say don't touch me. I seriously doubt Cuba is just going around pushing folks...he's Radio for crying out loud...

    July 31, 2012 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
  205. pa

    i really hate when white people try to defend the moon crickets

    July 31, 2012 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |

    Robert Blake. Phil Spectre. Mel Gibson. All white guys who harmed women. Has nothing to do with race. Black men may be predisposed to like watermelon and fried chicken. But white men seem to have it in in their DNA to be serial killers and Columbine/Aurora mass murderers. And how many black guys are ever arrested for Phucking kids? Like Mr. Sandusky or Catholic priests? Meanwhile even as i am typing this another white guy...John fondling the bawlz of some terrified massage therapist.

    July 31, 2012 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Steve Richards

      What cracks me up abourt racists like you who spew on about white people is tah you are probably the first one to whine and play the race card the minute you don't get your way

      July 31, 2012 at 6:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • keepnitrel-holmes

      Well sir, if you want to keep sterotypes going, then you must consider that , "blacks" molest too many children, they shoot their guns (that they never clean and never have more than a few bullets at a time for) at whatever moves as well.
      However, they do not call police, and they will not "snitch", even on pedophiles because they see repoting a crime as worse than rubbing on a defenseless child. So, more is committed than seen, we just do not have it written down.
      These are your rules, just wanted to put in all of your, "information", since you left quite a bit out.

      July 31, 2012 at 6:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Anessa Ward

      What's so wrong with liking fried chicken,well it is high in fat and cholesterol,but it tastes so good and watermelon is delicious and good for you,and my white,Hispanic and Asian friends love it.

      July 31, 2012 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • justright200


      You too the hammer and hit the nail right on the the head with it. It's amazing how white ppl can only see the crimes that black males committ, when some of the worst crimes in this country have been committed by white males, just like this recent movie theater mass killing.

      But you have white ppl still trying to justifie this guys actions = calling him a kid when this man is 24 years old. I'm not gone be surprised when he is diagnoised as mentally ill, but let him had been a black guy, he would already be labeled another violent black thug.

      July 31, 2012 at 7:05 pm | Report abuse |
  207. brian

    how is this categorized as news? he pushed somebody away, "NO INJURIES" this is not a story

    July 31, 2012 at 6:37 pm | Report abuse |
  208. white guy

    If you ain't white, you ain't right

    July 31, 2012 at 6:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • tlr

      HAHAHA!!! White, black, brown, yellow, red, whatever, this is not a story. That bartender probably wants some $$. She wasn't injured. Soon we will see an update, regarding a law suit. Classic.

      July 31, 2012 at 6:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • tlr

      "SHOW ME DA MONEY" thats what that lil bartender will be saying soon.

      July 31, 2012 at 7:02 pm | Report abuse |
  209. incredible

    He is black and rich RACIST eat your poor heart out and take a pan to the intersection

    July 31, 2012 at 6:35 pm | Report abuse |
  210. juanito

    Did your mom teach you to keep your hands to yourself :p

    July 31, 2012 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
  211. Jack

    Hello folks. Everyone is cordially invited to visit –

    July 31, 2012 at 6:32 pm | Report abuse |
  212. Gradu

    Typical monkey.

    July 31, 2012 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse |
  213. CJ17

    I'm anxiously awaiting a "Snow Dogs" reboot. Maybe with Chris Tucker this time around.

    July 31, 2012 at 6:29 pm | Report abuse |
  214. incredible

    Racism is at its peek with some jealous people. Being black and rich is not an offence and for any racist hiding behind the computer or smart phone and airing out garbage is whimpy flat jealosy. Guess the guy that shot and killed people in colorado, for the fact that he is white makes the crime ok. Losers with no education turns to be racist

    July 31, 2012 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |
  215. 19faye62

    Every race and I mean EVERY, has bad apples. Not one race is pure.. To say that all blacks are bad is grossly untrue and to say that whites don't have their issues, is being blind. There's good and bad in every race.

    July 31, 2012 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
  216. bellenoitr

    What an ass he is. Why are bars open at 3 am? That's just asking for trouble. The famous are not immune to bad behavior. We see it every day in the news.

    July 31, 2012 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
  217. TooBad

    I don't think this has anything to do with him being a black guy - he just kind of sounds like a D*CK to me. You can't be a "star" and then get bent out of shape when the people who made you get excited about seeing you. Oh well. If I where the bartender, I probably would not have called the cops. That seems to be a bit of an overreaction in my opinion and I am a woman too.

    July 31, 2012 at 6:18 pm | Report abuse |
  218. Debra

    Can I frisk him??

    July 31, 2012 at 6:17 pm | Report abuse |
  219. West

    You are a famous actor. When you walk into a bar people will want to take pictures. It goes with the territory. If you don't want to be bothered stay at home. I also think the bartender took it too far.

    July 31, 2012 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
  220. Your Panties in Texas

    It will all be Okay in the End. Cuba Gooding is a Real Macho Man. He is a Winner.

    July 31, 2012 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
  221. Terri

    He pushed a woman TWICE and you think its ok? Maybe black women dont mind that treatment but white women wont stand for it. I hope he goes to jail.

    July 31, 2012 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Reality check

      money and his lawyer will get him off, just like pushing white woman will

      July 31, 2012 at 6:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Your Panties in Texas

      You are Not Very Nice. Thanks for being a racist.

      July 31, 2012 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • luvtheUSA

      Didn't Obama admit to pushing a young girl?

      July 31, 2012 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • paulm5545

      You can't be serious...Nicole Simpson, Brett Butler, Charlize Theron, Taylor Armstrong, Christina Aguilera, etc. And these are just some of the celebrities. White women won't stand for it? Please.

      July 31, 2012 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Susan

      Terri what do black women have to do with this? And by the way his wife is white. So he is accustomed to living with a white woman, she was his high school sweet heart and they married.

      Do you know what a racist looks like, look in the mirror.

      July 31, 2012 at 6:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • justright200

      For your info. Cuba"sellout" Gooding Jr. dont even date black women so you can keep us the he-ll out of it. If black women taking so much abuse why are so many white women truning up dead at the hands of their significant others ?

      July 31, 2012 at 6:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • DUDE

      Lol maybe it just means black people are better at not getting caught when they kill their women

      July 31, 2012 at 6:57 pm | Report abuse |
  222. tigrr

    Face it. Fans and tourists can be a horror.

    July 31, 2012 at 6:09 pm | Report abuse |
  223. tigrr

    In the back of her mind she's thinking, "Show me the money!". She's a bartender, not a bouncer. She was out of line.

    July 31, 2012 at 6:07 pm | Report abuse |
  224. sean how is that even relatively illegal? And I like how a race card gets thrown into play on these comment boards. Completely irrelevant to the story.

    July 31, 2012 at 6:07 pm | Report abuse |
  225. tigrr

    If someone got arrested everytime they pushed or touched an interferring bartender, the jails would be filled. She's trying to gain some fame, and maybe money, at this dude's expense. Can't handle the heat, get a different job. Why was she stepping in when it should have been the Bouncer's job? Something is off in this tale.

    July 31, 2012 at 6:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • jhera

      I agree about the comment that she's looking for fame. Bartenders are regularly pushed by intoxicated patrons and unless they get punched they usually just toss the drunk people out. No police, no battery warrants, etc. Dealing with intoxicated dumb a$$es is part of their job.

      July 31, 2012 at 6:47 pm | Report abuse |
  226. Sagebrush Shorty

    More free publicity and all charges will be dropped.

    July 31, 2012 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Christian

      I feel sorry for Cuba Gooding. After growing up in the hood and watching is best friend die in front of you, what do you expect? He grew up around bloods and crips in an urban jungle, even his other friend, pookie was killed. He got lucky with a football scholarship and got out the hood after playing for Arizona, but that wasn't easy either. But he was still a good dad at the same time. So bottom line is, when you grow up like that in the hood n stuff and all that pressure and violence, what do you expect?

      July 31, 2012 at 6:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rala

      @Christian get to church or at least get more creative ya suck.

      July 31, 2012 at 6:17 pm | Report abuse |
  227. cyntb


    July 31, 2012 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse |
  228. TDiddy

    it is because he is black!!!! This is very racist

    July 31, 2012 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • DUDE

      It's so annoying how black people like to play victim and play the race car. "It's because he was black" no it's because he's ghetoo, and that happens to come in all shapes, sizes and COLORS!

      July 31, 2012 at 6:05 pm | Report abuse |
  229. Chris Hongray

    What is "Red Tails"? Another hate and fear mongering anti-white film? What a load of crap. Two pushes makes a fight?

    July 31, 2012 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • xx

      Its just a little film about this event you may have heard of; wwII

      July 31, 2012 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chloe West

      Red Tails was not anti white,everything is not about white people okay?

      July 31, 2012 at 6:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • asdrel1

      No, it's a film about the Tuskaloosa Airmen, courageous pilots in WWII, who happened to be the first blacks allowed to train as military pilots. During the war they performed admirably, saving the lives of many bomber crewmen.

      July 31, 2012 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      The film wasn’t about WWII. It took place durning WWII. I was also a horrible remake of a good movie.

      August 1, 2012 at 9:26 am | Report abuse |
  230. sterling kacey

    cuba needs an AA meeting a.s.a.p. & he needs to stop being a bully. shame on cuba!

    July 31, 2012 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse |
  231. yo,reality check..

    black males[majority] make a hobby of beating women. what rock have you been keeping your head under??????????????my local rag has posted over 15 assaults,and almost as many murders by bm,s against bw's since january this year...if it looks like a duck.........................

    July 31, 2012 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Reality check

      they are all preditors period! Rich, poor. Famous or infamous

      July 31, 2012 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • 19faye62

      and white males have are notorious mass murder and pedophiles. I would rather hit than some creep raping my child or killing innocent people sitting in a theater including a 6 yr old. Dah!

      July 31, 2012 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      @ 19faye62
      It’s funny you see that as your other option lol. You must be black.

      August 1, 2012 at 9:29 am | Report abuse |
  232. Tom Cruise

    I told him to lay off the bath salts and come to the Scientology meetings...

    July 31, 2012 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
  233. intiott

    I've always find him very annoying, but surprised he did this...

    July 31, 2012 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
  234. Melbert Gibson

    Cannot believe they want to arrest him for this. Can believe this woman would want to settle out of court.

    July 31, 2012 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
  235. Richard

    I imagine he will likely turn himself in after he wakes up and gets over his hangover and finds out he's wanted by the police.

    July 31, 2012 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse |
  236. Chieflaughingwagon

    Could have happened to anyone but because he's an actor itt makes the news. I sure hope he doesnt pee in the alley....whoahh!! Front page!!!

    July 31, 2012 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • B-Ran

      That's why this is called the "entertainment" section. Actors are entertainers, so when one of them do something, it ends up on this section! Anything else you need lessons on now?

      July 31, 2012 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
  237. jordan

    That's his "Quam"

    July 31, 2012 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |
  238. Carly

    Oooo,petty people what does his color or his occupation have to do with this?I've seen people of all creeds and colors go off on public workers,grow up.

    July 31, 2012 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |
  239. Reality check

    I wish he would push me! I hate phony ass wannabes . He will need that thick wallet when he falls on his ass

    July 31, 2012 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse |
  240. Reality check

    Does a little money make him tough? Or the fact he had money groupies with him !

    July 31, 2012 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
  241. mudd

    pushing women?? snubbing the people that made him his money so he could go into bars,snub the people that made him his money as well as pushing ladies around....???? the color speaks for itself.

    July 31, 2012 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Reality check

      mudd, it's not a black or white thing , it's the fact he doesn't know how to be a man. He is a ghetto wannabe

      July 31, 2012 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Val

      Because white men never get drunk and push a woman or any person in a bar. Lol whatever

      July 31, 2012 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joe Schmoe

      Pushing women is not out of line. If women are going to act like men then they can be treated like men.

      July 31, 2012 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Billy Bob Ray

      @Reality check,reality check Cuba's from the burbs not the ghetto you jealous dick.

      July 31, 2012 at 5:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • eric

      Because of that fact many women (particularly the french quarter bartender type, hardly worthy of being called a "lady") think they can act tough and push a guy around hiding behind the I'm a woman thing. Some girls simply need put in their place from time to time. If you are unaware of these bully women you are simply uninformed.

      July 31, 2012 at 5:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • reality?????????????

      not a b/w thing??? horse sh–. it most certainly is.....

      July 31, 2012 at 5:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chris

      MUDD, Stay in school.

      July 31, 2012 at 6:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • ruth

      i guess american means racist . nevermind where you and your family came from. lets just hide behind hate and what does it get you ? everybody you practice racisim toward is more than likely twice more educated surely a better person . simply because he or she has found out the world does not belong to them.

      August 1, 2012 at 9:31 am | Report abuse |
  242. mike collins

    Tending bar through college I can honestly say that I was "assaulted" almost least by this woman's standards. As someone above said...grow a pair honey or else get out from behind the bar because rough treatment from drunks is practically part of the job description.

    July 31, 2012 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
  243. amanda

    would you expect anything less from a black?

    July 31, 2012 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jon

      I guess if he was white he would have put on a batman costume and shot them all dead. You racists are complete morons.

      July 31, 2012 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ridiculousness

      Perpetual stupidity doesn't suit you.

      July 31, 2012 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • justright200

      Well you wouldn't expect one to go into a movie theater and shot and kill 12 innocent people just out to see a movie

      July 31, 2012 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • john

      AMANDA, your comment reflects "less"
      what do you see when you look in the mirror, hope your insecurity improves

      July 31, 2012 at 7:02 pm | Report abuse |
  244. pa

    dont worry obama will get him off the hook

    July 31, 2012 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |
  245. steveintexas

    Her version. His version. And the truth.

    July 31, 2012 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
  246. Mitch

    What a no talent has been!

    July 31, 2012 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • CP in FL

      Mitch – I guess you missed the part about Gooding being an Oscar winner. What movies have you acted in? That's right, none.

      July 31, 2012 at 5:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mitch

      Cp in FL A man with millions who is an a$$hoL* is no less an a$$hol* because of the millions. Same goes for oscars. If you're a beer muscle punk wih an oscar you are a still a beer muscle punk. You have to realize you're famous and people would love a photo with you. I understand it's annoying but..... Tell them you're having a private party for a friend, maybe tomorrow.

      July 31, 2012 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mitch

      CP in FL.......Different Mitch.

      July 31, 2012 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
  247. Mitch

    Show me the money!

    July 31, 2012 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
  248. Mondo Bizarro


    July 31, 2012 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
  249. Moishe


    July 31, 2012 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
  250. Bombshell

    Wow, this girl needs to grow a pair if she plans on continuing to work in a bar. Does she file a police report on every annoying patron? Nope... only the recognizable star who didn't actually feel like taking a picture of her. You're in the service industry honey, do your job.

    July 31, 2012 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Val

      Exactly, that's the scenery, people get pushed around ON ACCIDENT all the time. I guess that has never happened in a bar with a drunk person before. Haha

      July 31, 2012 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hadnough

      She only files reports on those people who push her around, I would assume. Working in the service industry does not allow others to push you around.

      July 31, 2012 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
  251. $$$$$

    Show me the money ........drinking 101 : keep your hands to yourself !!

    July 31, 2012 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • B-Ran

      The dude had liquid courage in him. So he wanted to try and act tough!

      July 31, 2012 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
  252. Val

    How pitifull, this happens everynite somewhere in this country. People will do anything if thiers an oppurtunity for free money. Cuba, be carefull, your in the south. Plus, Cuba has no trail of violence and he's an awesome actor. P.S. When someone works in a bar, they need to wear thier big girl panties. The whole thing is ridiculus.

    July 31, 2012 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ann

      Being in the South does not have one thing to do with the altercation. Let's wait until police reports come out.

      July 31, 2012 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |
  253. B-Ran

    HAHA what a light weight! How embarassing!

    July 31, 2012 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  254. Green Fairy

    Sheeeit, you best get the man his absinthe.

    July 31, 2012 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chris Hongray

      he was jus mad cuz dey didn't have not fry chickin & watmellun

      July 31, 2012 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joe

      bi*ch shoulda known better than to f with cub man. Boyz from da hood.

      August 1, 2012 at 12:29 am | Report abuse |

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