Crowe arrested for assault
13:30 06 June 2005
Russell Crowe was arrested in the early hours of this morning (06.06.05) for assault.
The Hollywood heavyweight was said to have thrown a telephone at a New York hotel employee - striking him in the face.
The incident reportedly happened at the swanky Mercer hotel after the Australian actor got embroiled in a row with the member of staff.
Sergeant Mike Wysokowski confirmed the 'Gladiator' actor was taken into custody at 4.20am local time and is expected to appear at Manhattan Criminal Court later today.
Crowe, 41, who is renowned for his drinking and party-loving lifestyle, is in New York to promote his latest movie 'Cinderella Man'.
The star plays boxing champion James J Braddock in the biopic of his life.
Last month, Crowe's boxing trainer claimed he could be a professional fighter in real life - because his in-the-ring skills were so impressive.
Angelo Dundee, who trained Muhammad Ali, revealed: "I'm tellin' ya, the kid has a great left hook."
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