Scott Baio Accuses Nancy Mack, Wife of Chili Pepper Chad Smith, of Assault
When half the entertainment industry lives in the same city, you're bound to hear about odd and occasionally antagonistic celebrity combinations from time to time. Today's example: Nancy Mack, wife of Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith, is being accused of physically assaulting actor Scott Baio.
Their alleged confrontation, per TMZ, took place at an event hosted by the elementary school attended by children of both families. According to Baio, it stemmed from a political disagreement rooted in his outspoken support of Donald Trump's presidential campaign.
Mack, who's been equally public in her disdain for Trump, is accused of confronting Baio at the function by "berating and cursing" him, specifically by referencing the archival recording that made headlines during the election after it surfaced and revealed Trump discussing the many ways in which women make themselves available to male celebrities. Baio reportedly claims he asked Mack to calm down in the interest of the children present; TMZ's sources say she was "undeterred," and continued to loudly repeat Trump's taped claim that he could "grab" women "by the p----."
Baio apparently told police the argument turned physical when Mack grabbed, shook, and pushed him — an accusation Mack has reportedly refuted by saying "she was merely trying to show Baio how Trump hugs women."
The Ventura County Sheriff's Department is said to be investigating the incident and eyeing Mack as a battery suspect. While both parties are known for their active social media presences, neither Baio nor Mack have commented publicly as of this writing.
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