Woody Harrelson Punched A Drunk Man Who Tried To Attack Him, Police Call It 'Self-Defense'
The gloves are off.
Woody Harrelson reportedly got himself involved in an altercation with a drunk individual — and things got physical.
On the evening of Wednesday, October 6, the Venom actor was dining at a rooftop bar at the Watergate Hotel in Washington D.C., when he defended himself against a man who got a little too close for comfort.
A spokesperson for the police, Dustin Sternbeck, told The Washington Police that it was after 11 p.m. when the 60-year-old threw hands.
After the actor spotted the man — who has yet to be identified — taking photos of Harrelson and one of his daughters, the Hunger Games star reportedly “approached the man and requested him to delete the photos,” according to Sternbeck.
Things quickly escalated when the intoxicated man “lunged” toward the actor and tried to grab his neck. Sternbeck reported that Harrelson was acting “in self-defense” when he punched the man.
After the incident, the man is said to have headed toward his room at the hotel.
The police spokesperson claimed that no charges have been filed yet, but that there were many witnesses of the incident.
Sternbeck told the outlet that they are continuing to investigate.
The Emmy award-winning actor was reportedly spending time at the Top of the Gate rooftop venue at the hotel as he works on his next project for HBO.
Harrelson has been in the American capital as he films for the new series that will follow the story of the 1972 break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the famed hotel, also known as the Nixon administration’s Watergate Scandal.
The Zombieland actor will play the role of CIA Agent E. Howard Hunt, who was heavily involved in the scandal in the upcoming series.
Harrelson is currently married to his second wife, Laura Louie, who he wed in 2008. Together, the pair share three children: Deni, 28, Zoe, 25 and Makani, 15.
The happy couple began dating in 1988, after he called things off with his first wife Nancy Simon in 1986.