Gooding meets with police

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Los Angeles - An arrest warrant issued for Cuba Gooding Junior was lifted on Wednesday after the Jerry Maguire actor met with police in New Orleans regarding an incident in which he allegedly pushed a female bartender.

New Orleans police spokesperson Remi Braden told Reuters that Gooding and his lawyer met with police on Wednesday and Gooding was summoned to appear in court at a later date.

“There is no warrant. Mr Gooding, his representative and the New Orleans authorities met this morning and are moving swiftly to resolve this misunderstanding,” Gooding's publicist Nancy Kane said in a statement.

It was not clear whether Gooding would be formally charged.

The arrest warrant stemmed from an incident in the early hours of Tuesday morning at a bar on the city's famed Bourbon Street, where a bartender told police Gooding pushed her after becoming agitated when customers recognised him and asked to take photographs. - Reuters

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