Tom Arnold Claims The Voice Producer Mark Burnett Choked Him at Emmy Party

At a pre-Emmys party Sunday night (Sept 16) actor Tom Arnold and Survivor/The Voice producer Mark Burnett got into a physical altercation. This according to multiple reports and eyewitnesses.

The two  were entering the Evening Before the Emmys event in West Los Angeles when Arnold ran into Burnett. Reports get jumbled at this point, as both men claim the other side started it.

Burnett’s wife, Roma Downey, said Arnold “tried to ambush my husband.” Shew posted a photo that she claimed was a bruise on her hand from the altercation. Arnold threatens to sue her for “defamation.”

Arnold claims Downey knocked a phone out of a phone out of Movie director Bryan Fogel’s hand.

The melee is connected to an upcoming show Arnold has for the Vice channel called. The Hunt for the Trump Tapes. Part of his mission is to find incriminating footage of Donald Trump from his years hosting Burnett’s The Apprentice. Reportedly, there is tape of Trump using the N word and other racial and sexist slurs. Arnold has been accusing Burnett on social media of covering up for Trump.

How I Met Your Mother Actress Alyson Hannigan claims to be a witness–and get THIS-reports that Survivor host Jeff Probst tried to break up the fight.

At an event for his show at the summer press tour in July, Arnold told reporters:

“I love Mark Burnett, by the way, [Trump’s] buddy who sits at the prayer breakfast with him, that created this guy, this fake, that people in Iowa — where I’m from — think is this genius businessman from TV,” Arnold said. “I’d like him to stand up and say, ‘actually, we had to cut out all the lies and sexual harassment and the insanity and the incompetence, we had to cut all that out.’ That’s the tape I want. One 12-hour day of Trump Tower in that boardroom. That’s what I want. I want to show America that. I’m going to keep hammering Mark Burnett until he shows America …. Mark Burnett says he’s a Christian? And he lets that man do all this bulls—, and he’s in this town, and he’s making money, and he let a sexual harasser work on his show? … These people are so racist and crazy.”

Arnold promised, in a recent interview with Salon, that he planned to confront Burnett at the Emmys. “They’re really worried about me being anywhere near him. I’m like , ‘What about the country guys?’ … I’m definitely going to do something at the Emmys.”

We’ll be covering the Emmys beginning at 8 pm tonight. so stay tuned. My take on the matter–Burnett probably had the goods to take down Trump’s candidacy, but for whatever reason, he decided to protect the future president…

Also: Tom Arnold is beyond cray cray.

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