'Apprentice' boss Mark Burnett "choked me" at pre-Emmy's party, claims comedian Tom Arnold
Taking to Twitter on Sunday night, Arnold, whose show 'The Hunt for the Trump Tapes' is due release on Tuesday, claimed he was physically abused by 'The Apprentice' producer.
Comedian Tom Arnold and MGM chairman Mark Burnett's feud is not a new one. The two have been at each other's throats for quite some time now, mostly because of the former's endeavors to unearth the controversial "golden shower" tapes that allegedly documents US president Donald Trump's inappropriate behavior. However, their altercation seems to have taken a new direction following a rumored fight at the pre-Emmy's bash.
Taking to Twitter on Sunday night, Arnold, whose show 'The Hunt for the Trump Tapes' is due release on Tuesday, claimed that he was physically abused by the 'The Apprentice' producer Mark Burnett at an event before the annual Emmys.
"Mark Burnett just went apeshit & choked me at this huge Emmy party then he ran away with his torn Pink shirt & missing gold chain. I’m waiting for LAPD," the actor-cum-comedian shared, only to spark a war of words on Twitter. In fact, soon after he shared the tweet, Burnett's actress wife Roma Downey took to social media to counter the claims.
Sharing a picture of a seemingly bruised hand, she wrote: "Got this bruise tonight when Tom Arnold tried to ambush my husband Mark and me at a charity event. Is your TV show worth it Tom? Please stop." While it's not clear which event Downey was referring to in her post, it seems like the incident involving Arnold and Burnett was the pre-Emmys party on Sunday night.
Got this bruise tonight when Tom Arnold tried to ambush my husband Mark and me at a charity event. Is your TV show worth it Tom?Please stop pic.twitter.com/lXvuKjIMI2— Roma Downey (@RealRomaDowney) September 17, 2018
In a separate post later, the 59-year-old actor, best known for starring alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger in 'True Lies', launched a fresh attack on Burnett rubbishing his claims as "bulls**t".
"You lie your crazy husband attacked me you psycho. I’m filing police report & suing you for defamation," Arnold added. According to The Hollywood Reporter, LAPD could not be reached on Sunday night for a comment, though, Arnold's lawyer Marty Singer appeared to have confirmed the incident to the publication.
The latest incident comes in the light of an ongoing tiff between Arnold and Burnett over the alleged offensive footage of Trump.
“I’m going to keep hammering Mark Burnett on that,” Arnold said while promoting his series at TCA, back in July. “He sits next to Donald Trump and gives him cover. He never says one word. People at the border, are getting their kids snatched. Mark Burnett says he’s a Christian and he lets Donald Trump [do this].”
Meanwhile, Burnett maintains that he has not been supporting the POTUS and that he doesn't have the power to release any MGM-owned clips at his will.