Tom Arnold Accuses ‘Apprentice’ Producer Mark Burnett of Choking Him at Emmy Party

Tom Arnold has accused The Apprentice creator Mark Burnett of “going apeshit” and attacking him at an Emmy party on Sunday.

The host of reality series The Hunt For The Trump Tapes, which is set to air this week on Viceland, has ongoing tension with the chairman of MGM Worldwide Television Burnett, whom he claims has outtakes from The Apprentice of President Donald Trump using racial slurs.

“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 tweeted on Sunday night.

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

A report from Variety suggests the pair entered into a scuffle at the pre-Emmy Evening Before event held at the Lawn at Century Park on Sunday night, although it is not clear how the altercation started.

Actress Alyson Hannigan, who starred in cult TV show Buffy the Vampire Slayer as well as How I Met Your Mother, tweeted about the incident but did not comment on why the fracas began.

“Walked n2 party behind Tom Arnold and saw him & Mark Burnett get into a fight! Thought it was a joke until security jumped in! ‪#WhyIstayhome” she wrote.

Walked n2 party behind Tom Arnold and saw him & Mark Burnett get into a fight!Thought it was a joke until security jumped in! #WhyIstayhome

Meanwhile, Burnett’s wife Roma Downey tweeted about the incident and suggested she and her husband had been ambushed by Arnold–who responded suggesting he was going to sue Downey.

“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,” she wrote, sharing a picture of a bruised hand, prompting Arnold to shoot back: “Bullshit. You lie your crazy husband attacked me you psycho. I’m filing police report & suing you for defamation.”

Bullshit. You lie your crazy husband attacked me you psycho. I’m filing police report & suing you for defamation. https://t.co/9yXAEXM6na

Arnold, who appeared on Celebrity Apprentice, also claimed on Sunday that tapes from The Apprentice featuring Donald Trump had been “handed over” to journalist Ronan Farrow, although it was not clear what was on the tapes.

Back in July, Arnold had said he was planning to continue to “keep hammering” Burnett until he showed the alleged tapes, which Arnold claims show Trump using the n-word and making other offensive comments.

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