- The Washington Times - Thursday, December 15, 2016

Actor Scott Baio has reportedly filed a police report accusing the wife of Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith of physically assaulting him at a children’s event Saturday because of his support for President-elect Donald Trump.

Mr. Baio, who spoke at the Republican National Convention in July in support of Mr. Trump, said he was at an event with his young daughter in Thousand Oaks, California, when Mr. Smith’s wife, Nancy Mack, starting cursing and berating him, law enforcement sources told TMZ.

Mr. Baio said Mrs. Mack, a vocal critic of Mr. Trump, asked how he could support the president-elect after his “grab them by the p–y” comment in a leaked 2005 video. Mr. Baio told officers that she loudly repeated the offensive line several times in the presence of children, TMZ reported.

The “Happy Days” star reportedly told police that he asked Mrs. Mack to stop, but she just got louder and more physical. Mr. Baio said Mrs. Mack grabbed him under his arms and shook him and then pushed him, TMZ reported.

Sources close to Mrs. Mack told TMZ that she was just trying to show Mr. Baio how Mr. Trump hugs women and didn’t mean to attack him.

The Ventura County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the incident and Mrs. Mack is listed as a battery suspect, TMZ reported.

In October, Mr. Baio stood by Mr. Trump after his lewd comments came to light, brushing it off as “not a big thing,” the New York Daily News reported.

“I like Trump because Trump is not a politician; he talks like a guy. And ladies out there, this is what guys talk about when you’re not around,” Mr. Baio said at the time. “So if you’re offended by it, grow up.”

Mrs. Mack supported Hillary Clinton’s failed campaign and repeatedly tweeted the Democratic nominee’s “I’m with her” slogan. She also did her share of Trump supporter-bashing, tweeting after the election, “I pretty much don’t feel like speaking to any white working class American men right now.”

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