Will Smith is known as one Hollywood’s friendliest stars, but the box office giant recently proved that he’s no one’s punk when he slapped a kissy journalist over the summer. But, it appears that Smith may have had a violent streak in his younger years, thanks to a new report that uncovers his secret arrest for assualt.
According to the National Enquirer, police records obtained by the site reveal that in 1989, a 20-year-old Smith got into a heated argument with record promoter William Hendricks and then ordered his bodyguard, Charles “Charlie Mack” Alston, to rough Hendricks up.
Because of the fight, Hendricks suffered a fracture of his left eye orbit and needed six stitches to sew up the wound.
Smith was subsequently arrested and charged with aggravated assault, recklessly endangering another person, simple assault and criminal conspiracy, but the charges were later dismissed.
“Will had to spend a night in the cell at the West Philadelphia police station with other inmates waking him up all night long and asking for his autograph,” said an insider. “It was the worst night of his life. He wants to forget it ever happened.”
However, Smith has since denied that he had anything to do with the fight.
“It wasn’t my fault. That’s what they all say! But it wasn’t my fault. This is back in Philly. One of my buddies beat up this dude, and I was there. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it,” said Smith in a 2005 interview.
Well, Smith certainly isn’t the only star with reputation for violence. Check out some other stars with assault scandals below. – nicholas robinson