Kiefer Sutherland's Lawyer Says His Client's Been Done Wrong
Kiefer Sutherland is going on the offensive in his head-butting case. Or at least his lawyer is.
People magazine reports that Sutherland's lawyer, Michael C. Miller, has released a statement claiming that the 24 actor isn't to blame for allegedly head-butting designer Jack McCollough on May 4 during an after-party for the Met Costume Gala in New York.
"We are troubled by the untruthful and self-serving information circulating regarding Kiefer Sutherland and events of last Monday evening," the statement reads. "We are confident, however, that the investigation being conducted by the Manhattan District Attorney's Office and the NYPD will confirm that Kiefer Sutherland was neither the instigator nor a wrongdoer in this incident."
Miller didn't bother to specify which information he considers to be "untruthful" and "self-serving." According to accounts, Sutherland head-butted McCollough after the designer accidentally bumped into Brooke Shields. McCollough asserts that the alleged incident left him with a broken nose that required surgery.
Meanwhile, an attorney for Shields has issued his own statement on her behalf, recounting the evening's events.
"While at the party she was bumped into by Jack McCollough and Kiefer Sutherland became concerned. Kiefer has always been a gentleman in her company," reads the statement from Shield's lawyer, Gerald Lefcourt. "Both Jack and Kiefer are friends of Ms. Shields and she regrets this unfortunate situation."
Sounds like a case of he said/she said/he head-butted.
Sutherland, who has been charged with third-degree assault in the incident, is due to be arraigned on June 22 at Manhattan Criminal Court.