Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 23 September 2014

Sutherland at centre of assault claim

Actor Kiefer Sutherland departs 'The Model as Muse: Embodying Fashion' Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2009 in New York City.
Kiefer Sutherland as Jack Bauer
Kiefer Sutherland in the 24 role that has made him showbusiness dynamite

US police were investigating a fashion designer’s claim that actor Kiefer Sutherland head-butted him at a New York nightclub.

Jack McCollough, of the Proenza Schouler fashion house, said the incident happened, reportedly at the club SubMercer in SoHo, and claimed he was cut on his face.

Mr McCollough claimed Sutherland, star of the 24 series, attacked him after an argument, according to a law enforcement official.

The official said detectives plan to question Sutherland and may question actress Brooke Shields as a witness. Nobody has been arrested.

Sutherland was released from jail last year after serving 48 days on a drunken driving charge.

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