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Ted Williams: Family altercation in Hollywood hotel led to LAPD involvement

January 12, 2011 |  8:01 am


Ted Williams, the Ohio homeless man whose "golden voice" made him a YouTube sensation, said the altercation with his daughter at a Hollywood hotel was a minor family squabble.

The Los Angeles Police Department was called to the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel on a disturbance call Monday night, briefly detaining Williams and his daughter. No one was arrested and it's unclear if any charges will be filed.

Williams told "Entertainment Tonight" that the incident occurred at the end of the family reunion. He said he and his daughter exchanged words. "My daughter exploded, just erupted into this jump-up-in-my-face type of thing, fists started flying, none of which were mine, none of which were mine, but it could have escalated to the point where it could have gotten really ugly," he told the TV show.

His daughter told "ET" that she was upset because her father was drinking -- something Williams denied to the show.

Williams was in L.A. appearing on talk shows and fielding possible voice-over jobs.


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Photo: Williams on the "Today" show. Credit: Associated Press