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Ian Ziering Allegedly Threw The First Punch At Biker Gang In NYE Brawl

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By Afouda Bamidele on January 3, 2024 at 1:15 PM EST

New footage has surfaced showing Ian Ziering throwing the first punch in a violent altercation that is making headlines.

The clip comes shortly after the "Beverly Hills, 90210" star reported that a group riding minibikes surrounded his car and assaulted him on New Year's Eve in Hollywood. 

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Fans Praise Ian Ziering For Not Backing Down During Fight With Bikers

Even though the cause of the incident is unclear, a video shared on TikTok depicts Ziering confronting a group of bikers and engaging in a physical confrontation with them. 

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Set to the tune of Kate Earl's "All That Glitters," the footage began right at the moment that the actor floored one of the bikers with a punch in the face. The action led to another biker — who donned a blue hoodie and a black helmet — attempting to hit Ziering with their bike.

As other bikers began surrounding the 59-year-old to get their own shots in, Ziering ran across the street. As he sprinted from the situation, the father of two continued to engage in a physical altercation with the bikers who remained on his tail. 

As expected, the short clip garnered the attention of several TikTok users and they quickly reacted in the comments section.

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"He single handedly got away from them while throwing them all down to the ground lol," one viewer joked, as another claimed, "They couldn't fight or have the b— to take their helmets off. They were all munchkin cowards."

Still on the "coward" agenda, a third person penned, "Again that blue sweater guy was about to use the extra helmet to attack him after hitting him with a bike. Garbage coward," a fourth added, "?d— he holds his own pretty good ?."

Fans even got more to say when Ziering also shared details about the incident on his social media. The William Paterson University alumnus, who was with one of his kids at the time of the attack, expressed via Instagram:

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"Yesterday, I experienced an alarming incident involving a group of individuals on mini bikes. While stuck in traffic, my car was approached aggressively by one of these riders leading to an unsettling confrontation. In an attempt to assess any damage I exited my car. This action, unfortunately, escalated into a physical altercation, which I navigated to protect myself."

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Ziering, in his statement, assured that he and his baby girl were safe and "unscathed." He then touched on his deep concern about the "growing boldness" of groups causing public nuisances, asserting that the "situation highlights a larger issue of hooliganism on our streets and the need for effective law enforcement responses to such behavior."

He then urged law enforcement officers to take a decisive stand against lawlessness and violence, writing:

"We must address the underlying issues that lead to such disruptive behavior and ensure that our streets are safe for everyone. I urge city officials and law enforcement to take decisive action against such lawlessness and provide the necessary resources to prevent future occurrences."

Ziering concluded, "I wrapped I am thankful for the support of my family, friends, and fans during this time. It's in challenging moments like these that the strength and unity of our community are most vital. Happy New Year."

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Ziering's Boldness In The Face Of Trouble Earned Him Accolades From THIS Superstar

Shortly after Ziering shared his New Year's Eve ordeal, his "Beverly Hills: 90210" co-star Brian Austin Green addressed the matter on his own Instagram Story. According to The Blast, the 50-year-old used the opportunity of being behind the wheels of a car to film himself and laud his friend's resilience against the challenges he faced.

"Hey, so I didn't get a chance to get into this at all. My boy Ian Ziering got into a fistfight on Hollywood Boulevard with like five dudes, and f—ing like beat them, did it, did his thing," Green began.

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Continuing with praising his Hollywood friend, the former "Anger Management" performer added, "He's a monster. He's f—ing incredibly fit, obviously. I would not suggest to anyone to fight people, especially not now in this climate. But, you know what? All turned out well. Z, I love you, brother, you're a beast; good on you."

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