'Trailer Park Boys' star Michael Smith arrested for alleged domestic battery

Michael Smith, a star of the television series 'Trailer Park Boys,' was arrested on suspicion of domestic battery following an incident at a Hollywood hotel on Friday, April 1st.

According to TMZ, authorities responded to the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel shortly after 1:00 a.m. Friday, after receiving a call about domestic battery.

TMZ sources say they heard a woman yell, "you're choking me" and when they ran to help, they saw Smith pinning the woman against the bathroom wall.

According to TMZ, guests said it sounded like the shouting was over who Smith had been texting.

The Los Angeles Police Department tells KTLA, officers encountered Smith and placed him under arrest. He was later booked on suspicion of domestic battery. Jails records list the offense as a misdemeanor.

On Saturday, Trailer Park Boys released the following statement on their Facebook page:

The post reads:


TORONTO, April 2, 2016 - Regarding Mike Smith's involvement in an incident that occurred early Friday, April 1st in Hollywood, following are statements issued by the participants:

Georgia Ling, described as the victim in this incident, stated: “Mike and I 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. 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".

Mike Smith commented: "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 misdemeanour charged against me."

The other members of the Trailer Park Boys and all staff stand behind Mike and look forward to the matter being resolved favourably.

No other details have been released at this time.