Kiefer Sutherland: Not guilty

Brooke Shields comes to Kiefer Sutherland’s defence after incident

Kiefer Sutherland, celebrity gossip, marie claire
Kiefer Sutherland, celebrity gossip, marie claire
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Brooke Shields comes to Kiefer Sutherland’s defence after incident

Actress Brooke Shields has spoken out in defence of fellow actor Kiefer Sutherland’s actions after he was charged with third degree assault last week. The charge came after designer Jack McCollough accused Sutherland of a ‘vicious and unprovoked’ attack at a New York club in the early hours of last Tuesday.

McCollough, of the Proenza Schouler fashion house, was said to be left with cuts on his face after he was supposedly head-butted by the 43-year-old actor.

The altercation happened at a Costume Institute Gala after-party held at SubMercer. It is reported that the incident occurred after an argument broke out between the pair.

It is alleged that Sutherland, who is renowned for his drunken outbursts, was concerned after McCollough knocked into pal Brooke Shields at the private party. Wasting no time he quickly came to the former Lipstick Jungle star’s aid.

Kiefer is now back home in LA but the 24 actor, a.k.a Jack Bauer, has been ordered to appear in court on 22 June. He is already on a five-year probation for DUI convictions from 2004 and 2007.

His lawyers are confident however that the investigation will prove he was ‘neither the instigator nor a wrongdoer in this incident’.

The 24 cast is just two weeks away from the start of filming season eight – perhaps Kiefer got into his role as Jack Bauer a little too early!



Natalia Lubomirski
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