Tom Arnold tweeted Monday that he’s submitting a police report in opposition to producer Mark Burnett after alleging the earlier night time on social media that they’d gotten right into a bodily confrontation at a pre-Emmys occasion.
Arnold took to Twitter to accuse the previous “Apprentice” producer of choking him.
“Sitting in West LAPD submitting expenses in opposition to your finest bud Apprentice Outtakes Mark Burnett who misplaced his thoughts, attacted & chocked me final nite at Katzenberg’s Evening Earlier than The Emmy’s Get together. Final battle I bought into there was with Harvey Weinstein. Mark Burnett is scared:) #TrumpTapes,” Arnold tweeted in response to Donald Trump on Monday.
Arnold additionally claimed that actor Kevin Bacon — and Bacon’s daughter Sosie — witnesses the alleged altercation. A rep for Bacon didn’t instantly return Fox Information’ request for remark.
Burnett’s spouse, Roma Downey, posted an image on Twitter that she mentioned confirmed a bruise on her left hand from the alleged confrontation.
“Bought this bruise tonight when Tom Arnold tried to ambush my husband Mark and me at a charity occasion. Is your TV present price it Tom? Please cease,” she posted. Arnold responded to the tweet that he’s submitting a police report and “suing you for defamation.”
A rep for Burnett didn’t return Fox Information’ request for remark. He has not tweeted out concerning the purported encounter.
Matthew Belloni, the editorial director of The Hollywood Reporter, tweeted that he spoke to Arnold’s legal professional, who known as the confrontation an “unprovoked assault” by Burnett.
TMZ reported Monday that Arnold charged at Burnett and Downey as quickly because the actor noticed them on the occasion. Arnold reportedly pushed Burnett who pushed him again and that is when Arnold ripped Burnett’s crucifix necklace off of his neck.
Vice introduced that Arnold would be featured in a brand new present known as “The Hunt for the Trump Tapes” and would examine rumored recordings of the president.
The eight-episode sequence follows Arnold as he searches for rumored recordings of Trump which can be mentioned to be doubtlessly damaging. He interviews stars like Arnold Schwarzenegger, Penn Jillette, Judd Apatow and Rosie O’Donnell, in addition to former White Home Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci.
Arnold has claimed that Trump has used the N-word and is “clearly a racist,” including that the president’s tackle the NFL is as a result of “he doesn’t like black guys.”
Arnold has been centered on Burnett, who’s behind profitable sequence equivalent to “Shark Tank” and “The Bible.”
“I’m going to maintain hammering Mark Burnett till he reveals America [the tapes],” Arnold mentioned on the Tv Critics Affiliation’s Summer time Press Tour in July. “He sits subsequent to Donald Trump and offers him cowl and he by no means says one phrase. Persons are on the border. They’re getting their youngsters snatched from them. It’s merciless… and Mark Burnett says he’s a Christian.”
Fox Information’ Edmund DeMarche contributed to this report.