Tom Arnold’s battery declare in opposition to “Survivor” creator Mark Burnett is useless within the water.
Prosecutors wanting into Arnold’s declare that he was choked by Burnett at an Emmy Awards social gathering final month advised Fox Information they’ve declined to file expenses.
“Sure, I can affirm that yesterday our workplace did decline to file prison expenses in that matter as a consequence of inadequate proof. No additional particulars can be found presently,” Los Angeles Metropolis Lawyer spokesperson Frank Mateljan advised Fox Information Thursday.
Arnold stated in a press release launched Thursday on Twitter that regardless of the prosecutor’s resolution, he intends on transfer ahead along with his claims in opposition to Burnett.
“I intend to proceed with a declare in opposition to Mark Burnett for assault and battery. There have been a number of witnesses who corroborated what he did to me that night. The Police Division knowledgeable me that witnesses had been reluctant to come back ahead in opposition to Mark Burnett as a result of he’s a robust man, however that will not cease me from ensuring that Mr. Burnett is held accountable for his conduct.”
The alleged assault occurred simply two days earlier than the premiere of Arnold’s Viceland present “The Hunt for the Trump Tapes,” and Arnold, 59, wrote on social media that Burnett hightailed it after their scuffle with a torn shirt in tow.
“Mark Burnett simply went apes— & choked me at this big Emmy social gathering then he ran away along with his torn Pink shirt & lacking gold chain,” Arnold tweeted Sept. 16.
The comic and ex-husband of Roseanne Barr filed a police report with the LAPD the next day, however different witnesses, together with “Survivor” host Jeff Probst, allege that Arnold attacked Burnett first, forcing Burnett to defend himself by grabbing Arnold’s neck, in keeping with TMZ.
In the meantime, Burnett’s spouse, actress Roma Downey, additionally took to social media on the time and claimed Arnold was the aggressor whereas sharing a photograph of a bruise on her hand she allegedly obtained throughout the scrap.
“Obtained this bruise tonight when Tom Arnold tried to ambush my husband Mark and me at a charity occasion. Is your TV present value it Tom? Please cease.”
Arnold fired again at Downey and referred to as her claims “bull—-,” and stated her bruise was at the least a pair days outdated.
“You lie your loopy husband attacked me you psycho,” he stated in a reply tweet, threatening to sue for defamation.
“Roma knocked Bryan Fogel’s telephone out of his hand after Mark Burnett chocked (sic) me,” Arnold tweeted. “Bryan got here with me. He received the Oscar this yr for his wonderful documentary Icarus. He has tape.”
TMZ additionally reported that Probst stated that the whole incident reeked of a arrange as Arnold seemed to be ready for Burnett to reach so he might make his transfer.