And just like that, the bartender who was shoved twice in New Orleans by Cuba Gooding Jr. has decided not to press charges. The bartender did not talk to the media, but her bosses did and said they wanted to put the whole matter behind them and that their employee had decided not to press charges. Hmm. So maybe it was a check from Cuba and her bosses. The owners love celebrities coming to their bar so they need to make them feel welcome. It is easy to find a new employee. Hard to find a celebrity. It just seems magical that one day there were going to be charges and the next there aren't. I wonder how much it cost. I bet it did not cost as much as we think. $25K maybe. We are not talking millions here because Cuba is not a million dollar actor. He is a guy who had one memorable role and has tried to make a living off it since.