Mike Smith, a breakout star on “Trailer Park Boys,” denied the charges against him.
The woman allegedly throttled in a bathroom Friday by “Trailer Park Boys” star Mike Smith says she was never in danger — and that police mishandled her supposed assailant’s arrest.
“Mike and I did indeed have a heavy argument but it saddens me the way things are being reported and the way it was handled by the police,” Georgia Ling said Saturday in a joint statement issued by the cult-hit mockumentary.
“At no point did I feel I was in danger, otherwise I would’ve called the police myself, which I did not.”
Others present outside the room “mistakenly” grew concerned over Smith and Ling’s escalating quarrel, she added.
“When the officers arrived I tried to assure them there was no real issue, but they proceeded to arrest Mike,” the woman said.
The Canadian-born actor, who was arrested at 1:15 a.m. Friday on a domestic battery charge, similarly denied the allegations in the statement.
“Georgia is a friend of mine and we had a loud and heated dispute. That is all,” Smith said in a statement.
“Georgia is a friend of mine and we had a loud and heated dispute. That is all,” said the 43-year-old. “At no time did I assault her. I am not guilty of the misdemeanour (sic) charged against me.”
Smith, who plays Bubbles on the TV series, had gotten into an altercation with the woman later identified as Ling inside a bathroom at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood, sources told the Daily News on Friday. Their disagreement apparently stemmed from text messages the actor had sent.
Bystanders heard the woman holler, “You’re choking me,” a source told The News.
The actor was later released on $ 20,000 bail.
Upon entering the room, witnesses allegedly found Smith pinning the woman against a bathroom wall before she emerged with a ripped shirt and no pants.
Smith apparently fled the scene, but police arrested him after he returned to the room as they were interviewing the woman.
He was later released on $ 20,000 bail, according to jail records. The actor is scheduled to appear in court April 29.