Actor Michael Smith was arrested at the Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles on Friday, April 1, on suspicion of misdemeanor domestic battery.
The star, 43, who plays Bubbles on the Netflix series Trailer Park Boys, was taken into custody early Friday morning. He was released hours later on $20,000 bail, according to the Associated Press.
Smith got into an argument with a female friend, Georgia Ling, and pinned her against a bathroom wall at the hotel, TMZ reported.
“Mike and I did indeed have a heavy argument but it saddens me the way things are being reported and the way it was handled by the police,” Ling said in a press release. “At no point did I feel I was in danger, otherwise I would’ve called the police myself, which I did not. The police were called by others not present in the room, who mistakenly perceived the argument to be something other than what it was. When the officers arrived, I tried to assure them there was no real issue, but they proceeded to arrest Mike.”
Smith commented in the release, “Georgia is a friend of mine and we had a loud and heated dispute. That is all. At no time did I assault her. I am not guilty of the misdemeanor charged against me.”
The Canadian actor was a breakout character on the original series, which aired on Showcase from 2001 to 2007, before it was revived by Netflix in 2014.
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