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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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31.

Bee    

"We're told the alleged victim was a member of Hantz's party crew"




That hairy, creepy little hobbitt has a 'party crew'? What the hell?



1558 days ago
32.

Bee    

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



Really, were they a little rough on the petite flower? Get over it you whiny little b***h!



He probably told them "I'm Russell Hantz, you don't tell me I'm arrested, I tell you you're arrested. If I want you arrested, you're arrested. I'm Russell Hantz, I run this police dept...I mean tribe"

1558 days ago
33.

Big Daddy    

LMBO Bee hahahaha

1558 days ago
34.

Dave    

#4 ... well said !!

1558 days ago
35.

Evil Kitty    

Just watch how Russell will whine like a baby when he loses again. This little bitch laughs when JT gives him an idol, then he stupidly gives it to Parvati. Who's the dumb ass now? She played him for the little fool that he is!! Go ahead little man, push 18 year old girls to the ground. Real tough guy aren't you. Too bad James isn't still around so he could make you his little bitch.

1558 days ago
36.

Stephanie Wilson    

Russell is an idiot used to like him in first survivor but hes definetly a little man in this one. Go rupert kick his little butt

1558 days ago
37.

Randall Burns    

It doesn't matter what he owns...it doesn't matter how many lies he tells...how many backs he stabs...how many women he tries to bed on TV even though he's married...how many times Jeff Probst praises him for being the greatest player in "Survivor," a television program that praises and rewards human beings for displaying the lowest forms of human behavior. Come on people, nothing matters about this guy. I just ask why a millionaire wouldn't get his teeth fixed and how someone who acts like he does hasn't wound up a lot worse off. Plus, "Survivor" really should be boycotted because if you just sit back and think about it, all it really does is teach people that it's all right to lie, steal and cheat.

1558 days ago
38.

Cynthia Cric    

I thought the police needed to witness a misdemeanor if they were going to make the arrest?

1558 days ago
39.

Rolex sucks    

I think it's funny as all hell that kooky the clown really bugs some of the posters here!

1557 days ago
40.

texangirl64    

Russell is the Man,,, Why would this crazy Bitch do that. He needs to go after her ass and the Police also on this, I don't blame him for wanting their ass, he wasn't doing anything wrong and contrary was NOT looking for attention as some of you put it.

1557 days ago
41.

Tasha    

This guy is a douche bag #1 a-hole. I, as well, thought he was a millionaire and owned an oil company in Texas. Just goes to show you he lies in real life and in Survivor. Throw the book at him!

1557 days ago
42.

Survivor Mark    

Exclusive footage of Russell Hantz getting served papers!



http://www.geekweek.com/2010/04/jonny-fairplays-survivor-heroes-vs-villains-recap-10.html

1557 days ago
43.

Straight Talkin Texan    

I wish he would use some of his alleged wealth to replace his missing tooth. He'd be better looking without that gap in his mouth.

1557 days ago
44.

Clayton L.    

misunderstanding, yea like the bar, the so called oil company which is not an oil company at all. Don't these wanna be celeb's have enough to do beside wasting our tax money on going after a buddy buddy system thats been in place for years and is not going to change. Please, take your whinning over to third world countries and come back a little more humble, moron.

1556 days ago
45.

Ralphy    

He does own a bar and he did have a million dollar oil company now if its still his and doing good i dont know.

1554 days ago
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