George Lopez slapped with battery charge over ‘MAGA’ confrontation in Hooters
Comedian George Lopez is headed to court on battery charges over an October “MAGA” confrontation that turned physical and was caught on camera.
A police report obtained by entertainment website TMZ confirms that a summons was delivered to the anti-Trump celebrity one day after grabbing a man’s neck inside Hooter’s restaurant in New Mexico. The incident, which was recorded with a cellphone camera, shows Mr. Lopez approaching a man while talking about “bullt.”
“He’s a bada. Look at him! He wants to fight me. Oh! George wants to fight me,” a man says as his cellphone camera and seemingly his neck was grabbed by the comedian.
“The officer says he informed George he’d be receiving a court summons for misdemeanor battery and that George was compliant,” TMZ reported Friday.
Mr. Lopez told officers that the restaurant patron was trying to goad him into violence with repeated pro-Trump rhetoric.
He is scheduled to appear in court sometime in December, the website reported.