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Arrest warrant against Cuba Gooding Jr. dropped

August 2, 2012 - New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Hollywood actor Cuba Gooding Jr. against whom an arrest warrant was issued is a free man now. The bartender whom Gooding Jr. allegedly pushed has dropped the charges. The bar's management confirmed that the allegations of assault by the actor will no longer be pursued.

A warrant was issued for municipal battery against the actor yesterday. The actor's spokesperson said that there was no warrant and the incident was a misunderstanding. Cuba Gooding Jr. is an Academy Award winning actor and is currently filming The Butler.

Old Absinthe House spokeswoman Carolyn Pierce said, "It is our understanding the employee involved in the alleged altercation has chosen to drop all charges against Mr. Cuba Gooding Jr. While we continue to investigate this matter internally, we are hopeful that this will put an end to the matter. The witness indeed has indicated that she is likely to drop the charges. If she does, and after prosecutors review the evidence, a determination will be made as to whether to dismiss the charges."

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