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Tom Arnold and Megyn Kelly got into a verbal smackdown on Tuesday morning during an interview on “Megyn Kelly TODAY,” where Arnold addressed his recent scuffle with “Apprentice” producer Mark Burnett.
Earlier this month, Arnold and Burnett had an altercation at a pre-Emmy party. According to a TMZ eyewitness, Tom confronted the producer, who allegedly grabbed Arnold’s throat before “Survivor” host Jeff Probst broke the whole thing up. Downey said she was left bruised, while Arnold filed a police report.
Megyn Kelly brought the altercation up during her interview with Arnold, and that’s when things got heated.
Arnold pushed back against Burnett’s wife, Roma Downey’s, claim that he bruised her during the alleged scuffle.
“She’s like, ‘I’m going to be with my CEO husband when he assaults someone and I’m going to say that person assaulted me. I’m going to lie,’” Arnold said.
When Kelly asked him to clarify that he denies her claims of assault, he replied: “I didn’t even see her there. That bruise is five days old… First of all, think about this, I went to the party, allegedly uninvited. According to them, I beat up the CEO of MGM and his wife and then I didn’t get arrested or anything and I got to stay at the party all night.”
Kelly attempted to cut him off but he refused to be silenced, claiming his reputation is being dragged through the mud, which he doesn’t want his kids to see without him setting the record straight.
“Let’s be honest, if you did assault her as she claims, it’s no laughing matter,” Kelly stated.
“If she said I assaulted her, it’s no damn laughing matter, Megyn, right?” he countered.
WIBC hosts Hammer and Nigel have the full audio of the argument between Kelly and Arnold in the following clip: