Let's start with Tom Arnold's first tweet from the incident:
Mark Burnett just went apeshit & choked me at this huge Emmy party then he ran away with his torn Pink shirt & missing gold chain. I'm waiting for LAPD— Tom Arnold (@TomArnold) September 17, 2018
Sources close to the incident told Variety that a scuffle took place outside of the Evening Before Emmy party at the Lawn at Century Park in Los Angeles. Around 9:30 p.m., a shoving match took place between the two men.
They're most likely fighting over Arnold's forthcoming Viceland show The Hunt for the Trump Tapes. In researching the show, Arnold has been vocal in his criticism of Burnett, who he claims is protecting Donald Trump by refusing to release a series of damning outtakes from The Apprentice that allegedly feature the president using racial slurs.
Burnett's wife, Roma Downey, also got involved with the fight, which has since taken to Twitter. She claimed that she suffered a minor injury from the alleged Arnold attack:
Got this bruise tonight when Tom Arnold tried to ambush my husband Mark and me at a charity event. Is your TV show worth it Tom?Please stop pic.twitter.com/lXvuKjIMI2— Roma Downey (@RealRomaDowney) September 17, 2018
In response, Arnold said he plans to sue Roma for defamation:
Bullshit. You lie your crazy husband attacked me you psycho. I'm filing police report & suing you for defamation. https://t.co/9yXAEXM6na— Tom Arnold (@TomArnold) September 17, 2018
As if that weren't wild enough, Kevin Bacon is involved too:
FYI: Kevin Bacon is a solid reliable brawl witness. Sosie Bacon is a wingman.— Tom Arnold (@TomArnold) September 17, 2018
Shit's going to get real if these guys cross paths on the Emmys red carpet. The 70th edition of the award show takes place tonight (September 17).