Actor Jim Brown was arrested Friday on suspicion of assaulting a 22-year-old woman who identified herself as his fiancee and accused the former football star of hitting her in the face during an argument in Brown's Hollywood Hills home, police said.
Brown, 50, who surrendered without incident to officers about two hours after the assault reportedly took place, was released at 8:30 a.m. on $5,000 bail. He was not available for comment after his release.
Debra Clark told police that Brown struck her several times in a dispute early Friday morning. Los Angeles Police Sgt. Chuck Urso said Clark told investigators that the dispute was "about a jealousy thing that happened a few days ago."
Locked Inside Bedroom
Urso said Clark called police to Brown's home about 3 a.m. Friday after she had locked herself inside a bedroom. "She locked herself inside to get away from him and she got a .44 magnum," Urso said. But the woman did not use the weapon and gave it to officers when they arrived at the home.