Golden Globes: Peter Dinklage cites Martin Henderson case
"I want to mention a gentleman I'm thinking about in England," the actor told viewers just before walking offstage. "Martin Henderson. Google him."
Dinklage -- a dwarf who stands 4 feet 5 -- was referring to the case of Henderson, a British dwarf who was left partially paralyzed after allegedly being attacked outside a Somerset bar in October.
Henderson was celebrating his birthday with friends when he was picked up and thrown by an as-yet unknown assailant outside a pub, according to news reports. A hospital scan later showed nerve damage in his spine, and Henderson says he has trouble walking now.
Henderson believes the attack was inspired by the case of Mike Tindall, a U.K. rugby star who was fined by authorities for a reportedly wild night of carousing -- including a dwarf-tossing performance -- at a nightclub last year.
-- Scott Collins (twitter.com/scottcollinsLAT)
Photo: Golden Globe winner Peter Dinklage has taken up the case of Martin Henderson, who was allegedly attacked outside a British bar last fall. Credit: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images