A battery charge against actor Cuba Gooding Jr has been dropped after the bartender involved said she did not want to proceed.
The Oscar winner faced the charge after an incident on Tuesday at Old Absinthe House in New Orleans' French Quarter.
He had given himself up to police and his publicist said he was "moving swiftly to resolve this misunderstanding".
City spokesman Ryan Berni said an arraignment hearing was held on Friday but there was no one to press the complaint. As a result, he said, the city moved to drop the charges.
"This ends the case," Mr Berni said.
The Times-Picayune newspaper reports that Gooding, 44, did not appear at the brief hearing before Judge Sean Early.
Police say the bartender told them that Gooding became upset after patrons started asking him to pose for photos with them at about 3am.
The bartender told investigators that Gooding pushed her after she asked him to calm down and again after she told him he should leave and that police had been called.
Gooding won the 1997 Academy Award for best supporting actor for his portrayal of a fictional pro football player in Jerry Maguire starring Tom Cruise.
His line "Show me the money!" became an often quoted catchphrase.
He also played supporting roles in hits like Pearl Harbor, A Few Good Men, and Gladiator and had a lead role in the Spike Lee film Boyz 'N The Hood.
He was in New Orleans filming The Butler, a movie about a White House butler who serves eight American presidents.
The film stars Nicole Kidman, Liam Neeson, John Cusack, Jane Fonda, Robin Williams, Alex Pettyfer and Minka Kelly.
The Butler is being directed by Lee Daniels who was behind Precious and Monster's Ball.
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