Lee Vs. Lee: Round 1 to Son
The alleged physical altercation that took place between rocker Tommy Lee and his 21-year-old son, Brandon Lee, on Monday stemmed from the rocker’s controversial tweets about his former wife -- Brandon’s mother -- Pamela Anderson, People is reporting.
Los Angeles County Sheriff Department officers responded to an incident at Lee’s home in Calabasas, Calif., on Monday night, an apparent scuffle between father and son that left the Mötley Crüe drummer, 55, with a bloody lip. He was transported to a local hospital later that night.
Brandon, who was not at the scene when authorities arrived, was named a person of interest in the ongoing investigation for criminal battery.
An LASD official told People that in the lead-up to the alleged tussle, the pair had been arguing about a series of tweets Tommy Lee had posted responding to Anderson’s interview on Piers Morgan’s “Life Stories” that aired Saturday night on ITV. During the broadcast, the former “Baywatch” star, 50, discussed physical abuse she claimed to have endured from Lee during their relationship. In 1998, Lee was sentenced to six months in the Los Angeles County Jail for spousal battery following an assault that left Anderson with bruises and a torn fingernail. She was reportedly holding their infant son, Dylan, now 20, at the time. Lee pleaded no contest to the charges.
After that interview aired, Lee tweeted: “Think she’d find something new to discuss instead of rehashing old (expletive) but I guess she has nothing else going on & needs attention Signed, ‘The abuser’ (who she texts every day & asks for me back).”
A family source close to Brandon said was reportedly “defending himself” from his father who was allegedly intoxicated, according to TMZ.
According to Brandon Lee, the fight was fueled by his father’s alleged addiction to alcohol.
“I’m devastated at the events of the last several days that have been a result of my father’s alcoholism,” he told People in a statement. “I’ve worked tirelessly organizing an intervention and it’s incredibly upsetting that it never came to fruition. I wanted my dad’s hopeful sobriety and recovery to be a private family matter but, as a result of his accusations on social media, I feel forced to speak out. I have and will continue to cooperate with law enforcement as needed. I love my father and just want to see him sober, happy and healthy.”
Tommy Lee, in turn, tweeted a response Wednesday denying Brandon’s accusation of alcoholism and intervention claims.
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