UPDATE: Kiefer Sutherland Charged With Assault in Head-Butting Case

UPDATE: The New York Daily News reports that Kiefer Sutherland will face a third-degree assault charge for allegedly head-butting designer Jack McCollough on Tuesday night. The 24 actor is expected to surrender to prosecutors in coming weeks.

According to a friend of Sutherland’s, he’s already feeling remorse over the incident.


“Kiefer is sorry it happened,” the friend notes. “Absolutely. It’s terribly regrettable.”


Kiefer Sutherland may be taking his role as Jack Bauer on 24 a little too seriously. 

At Monday night’s MET Costume Institute Gala after-party, the hard-partying actor headbutted and broke the nose of Proenza Schouler designer Jack McCollough . All the details are fuzzy, but Kiefer is claiming that he was trying to protect Brooke Shields from Jack. 

Brooke was not harmed and is claiming that there was no inappropriate conduct that would warranted the alleged attack. A rep for the actress told TMZ, “Nothing happened to her … Jack did nothing inappropriate. It’s not clear what caused Kiefer to do what he did.”

While it is not yet known if Brooke was touched in the incident, she will be interviewed by the NYPD today for her side of the story. 


Kiefer is currently on probation in Los Angeles for his most recent DUI arrest last year. He was allegedly drunk at the time of the incident.