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'Survivor' Star May Go After Cops -- Legally

4/24/2010 4:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0423_russell_hantz_EX_Getty_02The "Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains" star who was arrested for battery in Louisiana yesterday claims the whole thing is a "misunderstanding" -- and is considering taking legal action against the cops who busted him.

A source close to Russell Hantz tells TMZ the reality star was partying near a bar he owns in Lafayette, LA Friday morning when some random partygoer told cops they saw Hantz push a woman.

We're told the alleged victim was a member of Hantz's party crew and she told cops that Hantz never touched her. But according to our source, cops told Hantz that because they had a witness statement, they were going to arrest him anyway.

We're told Hantz believes the cops mistreated him during the incident -- and now he's considering taking legal action against the arresting officers.

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16.

Mike    

What I find funny about people hating on Russell is that he's a liar. Well aren't they all lying on this show? I mean it's so pathetic when anyone speaks of playing the game with integrity. They all lie, all of them!

1621 days ago
17.

shocked and surprised    

Stephanie - your searching skills are so poor I can't even believe that you were able to make a post.



http://www.sos.louisiana.gov/Home/Commercial/Corporations/SearchDatabase/tabid/819/Default.aspx



That is the company that he and Boo Bernis created for their bar in Lafayette, LA.



Had you have *really* checked the Texas SOS you would have seen that the system is down today.



So what exactly did you check?

1621 days ago
18.

snarky One    

If being ugly and demonic in public were a crime, this disgusting little troll would be arrested. Cannot believe someone would marry such a despicable creature!

1621 days ago
19.

Tony    


★ ★ ★ Hey TMZ? Thanks for the update on Russell.



I know there are many more Russell fans out there besides myself, and we are all wondering what's going on with "our fella".



He's a great guy, and I had a gut feeling there was more going on with this story than it first looked like.



Thanks alot, TMZ!



Keep on Rockin', Russell! You're the "Babe Ruth" of Survivor, buddy! :-D



Keep Hope Alive ★ ★ ★

1621 days ago
20.

Ho-Chi Menendez    

Russell...stop being a whiney little P.O.S. bitch. You are a small man, with a smaller intelligence, and absolutely no class. Slither back into the bayou, you inbred waste of flesh. And "Krazy Kooky Klown," you make Russell look good. I shouldn't complain about you, though, since I'm glad the March of Dimes provides computers so "special people" like you can have internet access. Bless your heart.

1621 days ago
21.

A    

Even though I don't like the guy, but here is the information on Louisiana's SOS website:



Name Type City Status
SURVIVOR BOYS, LLC Limited Liability Company LAFAYETTE Active



Business: SURVIVOR BOYS, LLC
Charter Number: 40140425 K
Registration Date: 3/4/2010
Domicile Address
1101 ERASTE LANDRY RD
LAFAYETTE, LA 70506
Mailing Address
C/O KENWARD "BOO" BERNIS
1101 ERASTE LANDRY RD
LAFAYETTE, LA 70506
Status
Status: Active
Annual Report Status: In Good Standing
File Date: 3/4/2010
Last Report Filed: N/A
Type: Limited Liability Company



Registered Agent(s)
Agent: KENWARD "BOO" BERNIS
Address 1: 1101 ERASTE LANDRY RD
City, State, Zip: LAFAYETTE, LA 70506
Appointment Date: 3/4/2010

Officer(s) Additional Officers: No
Officer: KENWARD "BOO" BERNIS
Title: Member
Address 1: 1101 ERASTE LANDRY RD
City, State, Zip: LAFAYETTE, LA 70506

Officer: RUSSELL HANTZ
Title: Member
Address 1: 117 CR 4532
City, State, Zip: DAYTON, TX 77535

1621 days ago
22.

JW    

KRAZY KOOKY KLOWN doesn't even drink beer. He is still being breast fed by his sister.

1621 days ago
23.

ralph    


The alleged victim said it didn't happen and the alleged perpetrator said it didn't happen. One witness complained and so the police arrested a man. That happened because police don't know how to correctly do their jobs. Their heads are so screwed up, they believe any situation that could possibly have involved a woman and violence must result in a man being arrested.



1621 days ago
24.

pc    

That guy will suck deck for a dollar.

1621 days ago
25.

Miss Bu    

This guy sure suffers from little man syndrome.

1621 days ago
26.

Txangel    

OK, people for one, RH does not own a oil co in texas. You have got to be kidding me, he drives a truck that picks up product at different locations in and around the Dayton,Tx area. He lives in Dayton, Tx in a trailer. So all that just loveeeeeeeeeeeeee him get real, he is the same in this little hick town as he is on the show. One big ole bully...Of course he would never win surviour.

1621 days ago
27.

Matt    

Regarding comments by a previous poster...there have been many millionaire survivors. Taj was a pop singer, not too famous but she's married to former NFL player and commentator Eddie George. Brendan from a few seasons back founded a granola bar company and is worth about 25 million. I think the players who aren't in it for the money are the most interesting. They're also the most likely to make grand moves(except Taj I guess). The players that lay low and don't step on toes win most of the time, but they're boring as hell. Rich players play for fame not cash which is more fun for the audience.

1621 days ago
28.

Big Daddy    

Bubba didn't try to hide an idol on you while you were in the pokey did he Russell. Everyone is really concerned. LMBO

1621 days ago
29.

Big Daddy    

Russell, do you drive a delivery truck, and live in a trailer? Seems a local knows you.

1621 days ago
30.

Hantz Up Baby Hantz Up    

Isn't it clear? He didn't make it to the finals for heroes vs villains, so he's looking for another way to make money.

1621 days ago
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