Adam Perry Lang was arrested at the home of his friend, Jimmy Kimmel, over the weekend, and while details surrounding the incident are very bizarre, it appears there is an answer to why the chef was at Kimmel’s house in the first place.
Lang, who runs celebrity hotspot APL Restaurant in Hollywood, was arrested early Sunday morning after allegedly being involved in a phone call to cops claiming he had shot his girlfriend with a high-powered rifle. Cops also say the caller threatened, “he had planted two bombs in and around his residence and was waiting for Officers to show up.”
An attorney for Lang claims the restauranteur had nothing to do with the call, and Kimmel, who was not present at the incident, believes the whole thing may have been a “swatting” call. The “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” host bailed his friend out of jail, and revealed that the chef has been living at his Hermosa beach home.
Sources close to the situation tell The Blast Lang just woke up Sunday morning with missed calls on his phone, walked outside and was arrested. We’re told those close to the chef believe it is strange that he was actually handcuffed.
As for why Lang is living with Kimmel, it may have something to do with the fact he’s involved in an ongoing divorce with his wife of almost 20 years, Fleur Perry.
Lang filed for divorce in December 2017 against Fleur, and listed the date of separation as October after getting married in June 1999. The couple has two minor children, and Lang was seeking joint custody.
However, in November 2018 Fleur responded to her estrange husband’s divorce filing and requested that she get primary custody of the children, with Lang getting visitation. She also disputed the date of their marriage, as well as the date of their separation, and is seeking spousal support.
It makes sense Kimmel would help out his BFF, as the star has been influential in getting APL Restaurant tons of publicity on his social media channels. Lang even provided food for the crew of the Oscars when Kimmel hosted in 2018.
Lang has not publicly commented yet regarding the arrest over the weekend, and sources close to Kimmel tell The Blast they are waiting to hear more from law enforcement as investigators try to get to the bottom of the incident.
Police note that when Lang was arrested for felony criminal threats, there were “no explosive devices, weapons” or any shooting victims located.