The source says it was broken up quickly by security and both men were allowed to attend the event. "Mark Burnett just went apes-t and choked me at this huge Emmy party [and] then he ran away", Arnold wrote, saying that he was going to call the LAPD. Burnett has not publicly responded to Arnold, the report said.
But Tom didn't exactly take too kindly to that, opting to (probably accidentally) go for a very Trump-ian tactic in response: the threatened lawsuit (below)!
According to Arnold, both he and Burnett arrived to the "Evening Before Emmy" party, a fundraiser hosted by the Motion Picture Television Fund, at around 9:30 p.m. Sunday night. "Is your TV show worth it Tom?Please stop". The premise of the show involves Arnold searching for damaging tapes of President Donald Trump - including rumored tapes of Trump making racist comments on the set of The Apprentice. She says Arnold hurt her and she posted a pic of a bruise on her hand, claiming Arnold was the culprit.
Emmys 2018 Pre Award Show Party Pics
Since the incident, there have been a few updates from other Hollywood celebrities in attendance who either witnessed the altercation to some extent, or saw Arnold after. He won the Oscar this year for his incredible documentary Icarus.
The Hunt for the Trump Tapes with Tom Arnold premieres Tuesday Sept. 18 at 10:30/9:30c on Viceland. Burnett has said he has no access to the tapes because they're owned by MGM.
Arnold has been focused on Burnett, who is behind successful series such as "Shark Tank" and "The Bible".