LOS ANGELES —An actor who stars on the television series “Trailer Park Boys” has been arrested in Los Angeles on suspicion of misdemeanor battery.
Police and jail records show Michael Smith, who plays Bubbles on the show, was arrested in Hollywood around 1:15 a.m. on Friday. He was booked on suspicion of misdemeanor domestic battery and released hours later on $20,000 bail.
Smith denied any wrongdoing in a written statement on the show’s website. “At no time did I assault her. I am not guilty of the misdemeanor charged against me,” Smith wrote.
The statement also included comments from Georgia Ling, “described as the victim in this incident.”
“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,” Ling wrote. “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”.
The statement said “The other members of the Trailer Park Boys and all staff stand behind Mike and look forward to the matter being resolved favourably.”
Saturday afternoon, actress Lucy DeCoutere tweeted that she was leaving the show.