Tom Arnold Accuses Mark Burnett of Attacking Him, Roma Downey Responds With Bruise Photo
By Rachel McRady
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Tom Arnold Accuses Mark Burnett of Attacking Him
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Things allegedly got heated at a pre-Emmys party on Sunday night.
Tom Arnold first took to Twitter to accuse TV producer, Mark Burnett, of attacking him. "Mark Burnett just went apes**t & 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 59-year-old comedian wrote.
Shortly after, Arnold’s friend, actor Patton Oswalt, posted a photo of himself with Arnold, who held up a fist.
"I’m with @TomArnold, everyone. He’s OK,” Oswalt captioned the pic. "We gotta protect this brutal angel.”
Though Burnett has not commented on the alleged altercation, his wife, Roma Downey, took to Twitter to share a photo of her bruised hand.
"Got this bruise tonight when Tom Arnold tried to ambush my husband Mark and me at a charity event,” she wrote. "Is your TV show worth it Tom? Please stop."
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
Arnold quickly tweeted the photo, vehemently denying the accusations from Downey.
"Bulls**t. You lie your crazy husband attacked me you psycho,” he replied. "I’m filing police report and suing you for defamation.”
He also responded to one commenter who inquired as to whether there was video of the alleged altercation. "Roma knocked Bryan Fogel’s phone out of his hand after Mark Burnett choked me," he wrote. "Bryan came with me. He won the Oscar this year for his amazing documentary, Icarus. He has tape.”
Bullshit. You lie your crazy husband attacked me you psycho. I’m filing police report & suing you for defamation. https://t.co/9yXAEXM6na
On Monday, Arnold claimed he was in the process of pressing charges against Burnett. "Sitting in West LAPD filing charges against your best bud Apprentice Outtakes Mark Burnett who lost his mind, [attacked] & chocked me last nite at Katzenberg’s Night Before The Emmy’s Party," he tweeted. "Last fight I got into there was with Harvey Weinstein. Mark Burnett is scared:) #TrumpTapes"
A spokesperson for the LAPD confirms to ET that a report for battery was made by Arnold against Burnett. The actor also posted a photo of his police report on Twitter.
"Here’s the official police report from last night’s insane Mark Burnett attack after my twitter friends pointed out it would look even more official with yellow duct tape on it:)," he captioned the post.
Sitting in West LAPD filing charges against your best bud Apprentice Outtakes Mark Burnett who lost his mind, attacted & chocked me last nite at Katzenberg’s Night Before The Emmy’s Party. Last fight I got into there was with Harvey Weinstein. Mark Burnett is scared:) #TrumpTapes
Arnold’s new show, The Hunt for the Trump Tapes, premieres on Viceland on Tuesday, and it seems he was eager to get Burnett’s participation. The premise of the show is to try get behind-the-scenes tapes of President Donald Trump from his time on TheApprentice, which Burnett produced.
In August, Arnold appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! where he talked about the alleged “N-word tape,” which he claims shows Trump using racist and offensive language on the set of The Apprentice.
“There’s two people that have never called me a liar about the ’N-word tape’ — Donald Trump and Mark Burnett — because they know it’s true,” he insisted.
Arnold also claimed, “An MGM board member came to me last week. He said, ‘I’m so worried about this.’ And he said, Mark Burnett told me, ‘Do not talk about it. I’m the most powerful man in show business. Donald Trump is my best friend.’ So board members of MGM are scared about this.”
ET has reached out to reps for Arnold and Burnett as well as the police.