Tom Arnold, Mark Burnett Get Into Pre-Emmy Scuffle

Calvin Saunders
September 18, 2018

TMZ reported Monday that Arnold charged at Burnett and Downey as soon as the actor saw them at the party.

"Mark Burnett just went apes- & 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 actor tweeted on Sunday night.

But Burnett's wife, Roma Downey, tweeted a totally different perspective of the scuffle - claiming that Arnold had "ambushed" her husband and gave her a bruised hand during the ensuing commotion. Is your TV show worth it Tom?'

Arnold accused Downey of lying about how she was bruised. "Bullshit. You lie your insane husband attacked me you psycho", he wrote. "I'm filing police report & suing you for defamation", he wrote.

The LAPD says they are not investigating any reports of violence involving Arnold or Burnett. He's okay. We gotta protect this brutal angel. The pair reportedly settled down before entering the venue.

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Arnold's upcoming TV show, The Hunt for the Trump Tapes will air this week and depicts his attempts to find the alleged recordings, which he has insisted exist and show the president - his former friend - expressing bigoted views during the filming of The Apprentice.

Some have speculated the fight was a publicity stunt.

"I am going to keep hammering Mark Burnett until he shows America [the tapes]", Arnold said at the Television Critics Association's Summer Press Tour in July. "It's cruel... and Mark Burnett says he's a Christian". In August, Arnold claimed that multiple Apprentice employees confirmed the existence of the Trump tapes, but the president disagreed. Both Burnett and Trump have denied the existence of any such tapes. "I don't have that word in my vocabulary, and never have". Arnold alleges that their verbal altercation turned physical at around around 9 p.m. PT, and that other stars in attendance had to break up the fight.

A rep for Burnett did not return Fox News' request for comment. We asked Arnold if he expect's Fogel to speak out on the incident.

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