New Orleans Police Issues Warrant for Cuba Gooding Jr.'s Arrest

New Orleans police are looking for the Oscar winner after an incident in a French Quarter bar.
2:11 | 08/01/12

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THE OSCAR WINNER IN TROUBLE WITH THE LAW. LARA, YOU HAVE THE LATEST ON CUBA GOODING JR. I DO, INDEED. POLICE IN NEW ORLEANS HAVE ISSUED A WARRANT FOR GOODING'S ARREST. HE IS FILMING AN UPCOMING MOVIE CALLED "THE BUTLER" WITH OPRAH WINFREY. BUT RIGHT NOW, HE'S IN THE SPOTLIGHT FOR ALL THE WRONG REASONS. CUBA GOODING JR. BURST ON TO THE SCENE AS A RAMBUNCTIOUS FOOTBALL STAR IN "JERRY MAGUIRE." SHOW ME THE MONEY. Reporter: BUT NOW, COPS AREN'T LOOKING TO SHOW HIM THE MONEY. THEY WANT TO SHOW HIM A WARRANT. THE OSCAR-WINNER IS IN NEW ORLEANS FILMING "THE BUTLER," WITH OPRAH WINFREY. BUT IT REPORTEDLY HAPPENED HERE EARLY TUESDAY MORNING THAT HAS COPS CALLING FOR HIS ARREST. ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL POLICE STATEMENT GOODING, QUOTE, BECAME VERY AGGRAVATED BY SOME PHOTO-SEEKING FANS. AND THEN, ALLEGEDLY PUSHED A FEMALE BARTENDER TWICE. HE THEN LEFT THE SCENE. HEADING TO ANOTHER BAR AROUND THE CORNER CALLED THE ALIBI. SITTING THERE, HAVING A FEW DRINKS. THREE NEW ORLEANS POLICE OFFICERS TOLD CUBA HE HAD TO COME OUTSIDE. THEY STOOD OUT THERE FOR 10, 15 MINUTES, TALKING. AND THEY LET HIM GO. Reporter: IT IS HARDLY BEHAVIOR BEFITTING AN OFFICER OR A GENTLEMAN. LIKE THE ONE HE PLAYED IN HIS LAST MOVIE, "RED TAILS." AND IT'S A FAR CRY FROM GOODING'S ECSTATIC OSCAR SPEECH IN 2 HUSH011. IT'S NOT WHAT WE'RE USED TO SEEING, INAPPROPRIATE ACTIONS. Reporter: EARLIER THIS YEAR, HE SHOT DOWN REPORTS THAT HE ALLEGEDLY GROPED A GROUP OF WOMEN IN NEW MEXICO. TELLING TMZ, THE CLAIMS WERE -- . Reporter: GOODING'S ATTORNEY SAYS THE ACTOR IS TAKING NECESSARY ACTIONS TO ADDRESS THE MATTER. BUT THIS STAR, WHO HAS USED TO HOLLYWOOD'S ADORING GLOW, IS UNDER THE GLARE OF A DIFFERENT KIND OF SPOTLIGHT. HARD TO SAY WHAT WILL HAPPEN NEXT FOR THE OSCAR WINNER. WE WILL KEEP AN EYE ON THIS STORY. AMY AND JOSH? ALL RIGHT, LARA.

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