Cuba Gooding Jr. Issued Summons To Appear In Court On Friday

August 1, 2012 By:

On Tuesday we reported that Cuba Gooding Jr. was running from an arrest warrant for allegedly shoving a female bartender against the wall after getting drunk and belligerent at a bar in Bourbon Street.

Wait, are we talking about the same Cuba Gooding Jr? The “show me the money” guy? The Jamaican bobsled guy? Yup.

Well, now he's got to go to court and answer some serious questions about his alleged actions.

A spokesperson for the NOPD tells Hollyscoop that a summons has been issued for the actor to appear in court on Friday.

In a statement on Wednesday, Nancy Kane, Cuba’s publicist, denied an arrest warrant exists and now we know why.

“There is no warrant. Mr. Gooding, his representative and the New Orleans authorities met this morning and are moving swiftly to resolve this misunderstanding.”

However, a press release from the New Orleans Police Department issued on Tuesday stated that "police have obtained and arrest warrant for Cuba Gooding Jr. for municipal battery."

Around 3 a.m. on Monday at the Old Absinthe House in New Orleans, Gooding allegedly got super drunk and super angry when a group of people started taking photos of him.

He allegedly started cussing them out so the lady bartender asked him to leave. He then allegedly threw a fit and pushed her against the wall, twice, apparently.

The police were called and he left, reportedly fleeing the scene of the alleged crime.

Like all things in Hollywood, Cuba’s high-powered attorney will handle this and Cuba will end up with some community service hours and a fine and then go down in history with the likes of Alec Baldwin and Russell Crowe as “has anger issues.”