CNN, Variety

TV Villain Arrested, Charged With Assault

Sep 15, 2015  •  Post A Comment

An actor who plays a violent criminal on television was arrested in connection with an alleged assault over the weekend. CNN reports that Manu Bennett was charged with misdemeanor assault following an incident in San Antonio.

Bennett plays the supervillain Deathstroke, or Slade Wilson, on the CW series “Arrow.” The character, described as a mercenary and an assassin, is a major adversary of Green Arrow.

The actor is also known for his work as Azog the Defiler, another antagonist, in the feature film trilogy “The Hobbit.” Bennett played the gladiator Crixus on the Starz series “Spartacus.”

CNN reports that Bennett was in San Antonio over the weekend for the city’s Comic Con. He was arrested Sunday morning and was released a little before 1 p.m. Sunday.

Reps for Bennett were not commenting on his arrest, and details of the incident were sketchy. Variety cites authorities saying Bennett punched a man at the Grand Hyatt Hotel.

deathstroke-arrow-cwDeathstroke on “Arrow” (CW)

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