'Trump Tapes' host Tom Arnold, 'Apprentice' producer Mark Burnett in physical confrontation at fundraiser

'Trump Tapes' host Tom Arnold, 'Apprentice' producer Mark Burnett in physical confrontation at fundraiser
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Actor Tom Arnold and "Apprentice" producer Mark Burnett reportedly got into a physical confrontation at a Hollywood fundraiser Sunday night, with Arnold claiming Burnett tried to choke him and Burnett's wife posting a photo of a bruise she says she received during the altercation.

The skirmish occurred at "The Sunday’s Evening Before Emmy party," according to social media posts, an annual event that raises money for the Motion Picture Television Fund, as both men were entering the event.


Arnold, who is set to launch "The Hunt for the Trump Tapes" on Viceland Tuesday night, has publicly lambasted Burnett for months. Arnold has claimed the producer is protecting President TrumpDonald John Trump Former US ambassador: 'Denmark is not a big fan of Donald Trump and his politics' Senate Democrats push for arms control language in defense policy bill Detroit county sheriff endorses Booker for president MORE by refusing to release outtakes from the "The Apprentice" that the comic alleges contain Trump using racial slurs. Arnold was once a contestant on "Celebrity Apprentice" with Trump as host.

After Sunday night's incident, Arnold took to Twitter to accuse Burnett of going "apeshit" on him before running away.

"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, 59, wrote to his 243,000 followers.

Burnett's wife, Roma Downey, accused Arnold of ambushing the couple to drum up publicity for his new program while injuring her in the process.

"Got this bruise tonight when Tom Arnold tried to ambush my husband Mark and me at a charity event. Is your TV show worth it Tom? Please stop," Downey wrote early Monday morning.

Burnett, 58, who serves as chairman of MGM Television, has maintained when asked that the studio that owned "The Apprentice" does not have a legal right to release outtakes from the program.