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Wendell Pierce of 'The Wire’ arrested for battery on Bernie Sanders supporter

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When we first read the headline that someone had accosted a Bernie Sanders supporter, we were not shocked. And then we found out that the alleged assault happened at the hand of The Wire star Wendell Pierce.

According to TMZ’s sources, the actor was at the Loews Atlanta Hotel on Saturday when he began talking to a couple around 3:30 a.m. And we all know nothing good happens around 3:30 a.m.

The chat turned to politics, also a bad idea, and upon hearing that the woman supports Sanders, Pierce, a super mega Hillary Clinton supporter, allegedly became enraged — to the tune of shoving the boyfriend then grabbing the woman’s hair and hitting her in the head, which is a no-no.

The couple went to their room and called security, who called the cops. Pierce was arrested for battery, posted $1,000 bond and was released back into the political wild.

[Last modified: Monday, May 16, 2016 6:01pm]


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