Hollywood star Woody Harrelson punched a man at the Watergate Hotel in DC late last night after the man refused to stop photographing him and his daughter.
The fight happened at Top of the Gate, a rooftop bar at the Watergate hotel, around 11 p.m. on Wednesday according to police. Harrelson asked the man to stop taking his photograph and proceeded to get in a ‘verbal dispute’ with the drunk man.
At some point, the man lunged at Woody and tried to grab him around his neck causing the star to punch the man in self-defense police say.
The punched man was detained by police. His name has not been released. Harrelson is in DC filming a show for HBO about Watergate called The White House Plumbers.
D.C. police were called to The Watergate Hotel at about 11 p.m. after a report of an assault on the roof deck.
Officers arrived and found several people on the roof, including Harrelson and his daughter.
A man who appeared to be intoxicated had been taking photos of Harrelson and his daughter, police said. Harrelson allegedly approached the man and told him to stop and to delete the photos.
But the clash continued. Harrelson told officers the man lunged at him “in an attempt to grab his neck,” a police report says. A witness also told police the man lunged at Harrelson, the report says.
Harrelson punched the man in what police called apparent self-defense.
The man taking photos was questioned in his hotel room. Charges are pending.
wonder if ppl know that Woody is the son of a hitman?— jason_h (@JA_Humes) October 7, 2021
maybe they'd think twice about effing with him…https://t.co/43jJrzYbP8
Woody Harrelson’s bus parked in front of the Saudi embassy, across the street from the Watergate. Other than that, nothing to see here. pic.twitter.com/eqwFWMJfw9— Jeffrey Goldberg (@JeffreyGoldberg) October 6, 2021