1:30 PM PT — Arnold reacted to the news by saying, “I intend to proceed with a claim against Mark Burnett for assault and battery. There were several witnesses who corroborated what he did to me that evening. The Police Department informed me that witnesses were reluctant to come forward against Mark Burnett because he is a powerful man, but that won’t stop me from making sure that Mr. Burnett is held accountable for his conduct.”
In making their decision, the City Attorney’s office cited “insufficient evidence” to move forward with charges.
As The Blast previously reported, Arnold claimed Burnett went after him on September 16 at the Evening Before Emmy party, a fundraiser for the Motion Picture Television Fund.
Arnold posted about the alleged altercation on social media at the time, saying, “Mark Burnett just went apeshit & choked me at this huge Emmy party. Then he ran away with his torn Pink shirt & missing gold chain.”
The “Hunt for the Trump Tapes” host was very adamant about pursuing charges over the incident and went to a police station the next day to file a report.
Tom Arnold spoke with the media after filing his report and said of Burnett, “He literally tried to murder me.”