Brolin Breaks Silence Over Bar Brawl Arrest
Josh Brolin was stunned to be held by police after a fight at a bar - because he is convinced there was no brawl. The actor was celebrating the completion of filming on George W. Bush biopic W with director Oliver Stone and members of the cast and crew when the incident occurred.
Brolin, his co-star Jeffrey Wright, and five crew members were arrested when they allegedly got involved in a fight between locals at the Stray Cat bar in Shreveport, Louisiana in July (08). But the No Country for Old Men star insists they are innocent - and that police overreacted to the incident by spraying tear gas at the men.
He tells USA Today newspaper, "I've gotten into trouble in my life, for sure, but I've never seen anything like this. We'd just finished (filming) I think four hours before and had a couple of drinks. Jeffrey got into something with the bartender. Suddenly he told me, 'I think they're calling the cops'. I went to the bathroom. When I came out of the bathroom, he was being escorted out. All I wanted to know was where (they were) taking him."
"I met him outside. I remember thinking, 'Mace is bouncing off my eyeballs. This is unbelievable.' A lot of people got arrested for asking questions. There was no fight. I've spent a lot of time in Texas myself, a lot of time in the South. I've never seen anything this extreme. I've never seen it escalate so quickly."
Brolin and Wright are due in court in December (08) on charges of interfering with police. (ZN/U/CL)
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