“Trailer Park Boys” star Michael Smith, who plays “Bubbles” on the show, released a statement on Saturday denying he assaulted a companion at a Hollywood hotel.
Police responding to a domestic battery call came to the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel around 1:15 a.m. on Friday, Officer Mike Lopez told the Los Angeles Times. They arrested Smith (pictured, center) and booked him on suspicion of domestic battery, a misdemeanor.
Georgia Ling, the woman involved in the incident, said in a statement that she and the “Trailer Park Boys” actor 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.”
“At no point did I feel I was in danger, otherwise I would’ve called the police myself, which I did not,” she said. “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, 43, added: “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 statement from the Canadian show, which airs on Netflix, said “members of the Trailer Park Boys and all staff stand behind Mike and look forward to the matter being resolved favourably.”