Kiefer Sutherland, the star of Fox’s “24” has been accused of assaulting Jack McCollough, the co-founder of the fashion label Proenza Schouler. Police sources say that Sutherland surrendered at the First Precinct and will be given a desk appearance ticket for head-butting the designer at a Soho soiree.
The incident happened at Submercer nightclub, which was hosting an after-party for the Costume Institute gala held earlier at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Around 2 a.m. an argument between the two began, leaving McCollough with a minor cut, which he reported to the police. Sources say that the argument began after the designer accidentally bumped into actress Brooke Shields.
A representative for Jack McCollough told People Magazine, “All we can say at this point is that he was the victim of a vicious, violent, unprovoked assault and that the matter is in the hands of the authorities”. Last year Sutherland served 48 days in a Glendale, California jail for drunken driving.
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