Ted Williams, dubbed by the media as the man with the “Golden Voice” has run into a speed bump as he tries to reclaim his life after being homeless for years.
Since a story broke in the Columbia Dispatch about Williams, he has been all over tv giving interviews. He’s gotten job offers from the Cleveland Cavaliers, voice overs for Kraft Mac and Cheese, a possible five second spot in a Super Bowl commercial and a small part in a Jack Nicholson movie.
But not everything is all good in Williams’ life.
He was arrested Monday night (January 11) in Los Angeles after getting into a physical altercation with his 29-year old daughter, Janey.
Williams was in L.A. to film interviews with Dr Phil and Entertainment Tonight. While there he decided to visit his ex wife and mother of five of his nine kids, Patricia Kirtley. That’s when the confrontation with his daughter happened.
“I wanted to bring it to a close by just saying, ‘Shut the hell up and let me talk to your mother.’ When that was said out of my mouth, my daughter exploded, fists got a flying – none of which were mine.” he told Entertainment Tonight.
Williams showed scratches on his face he says were caused by his daughter.
“LAPD responded to a disturbance call at the Renaissance Hotel at about 9 p.m. [Monday] night,” police spokesman Bruce Borihanh tells The Hollywood Reporter. “An investigation was conducted and two individuals were transferred to the Hollywood station. No one was arrested or booked for any crime in relation to this incident. After a short investigation, police determined no crime was committed by either party… Nobody wanted to press charges.”
Janey’s side of the story differs dramatically from here father’s. She says the 53-year old is back on the bottle after his newfound fame.
“He’s consumed at least a bottle of Grey Goose a night, at least, That’s not including the Coronas he orders, that’s not including the Budweisers he orders, that’s not including the other alcohol, the wines. He drinks heavily.” she said.
She claims he got verbally abusive, that’s when things escalated.
“He was like ‘You f*cking b*tch, you shut the f*ck up.’ When he said that I stood up out of my chair like who the f*ck you talking too? He said,’You, you fat b*tch’. when he said that I just got angry.” Janey told ET.
Going from being homeless to being a celebrity overnight has to be tough. Hopefully Williams doesn’t revert back to his old ways of doing drugs and drinking. Right now it looks like it could easily go that way if he can’t cope with the media attention.