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New Orleans bar case dropped against Cuba Gooding Jr

  • New Orleans authorities have decided to drop misdemeanor battery charges against actor Cuba Gooding Jr. following a run-in with a bartender.

    The bartender who made the initial complaint did not show up for a scheduled court hearing on Friday to press the charges.

    On Tuesday, an arrest warrant was issued for Gooding after the female bartender told police that the actor became angry when other patrons wanted to take photos with him and was asked to leave.

    A day later, following talks with Gooding and his lawyers, police replaced the warrant with a summons.