An actor who’s well-known for his role on a long-running TV drama series has been accused of assaulting two of his employees. The AP cites court documents indicating Jared Padalecki is named in an arrest affidavit stemming from an alleged incident at a bar he owns in Austin, Texas.
Padalecki is one of the stars of the CW’s dark fantasy series “Supernatural,” which has been on the air since 2005 and premiered its 15th season earlier this month. Padalecki plays Sam Winchester on the series.
“An arrest affidavit says officers arrived at the bar early Sunday. Padalecki, who rose to fame in ‘Gilmore Girls,’ has been charged with two counts of misdemeanor assault with injury,” the AP reports. “The affidavit says employees escorted him out of the bar after he fought with people inside. The affidavit says employees then tried to keep Padalecki out ‘because of his intoxicated behavior.’”
The AP adds: “An assistant manager told police that Padalecki slapped him. The affidavit says Padalecki punched the general manager, who was trying to separate him from the assistant manager.”