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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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Some Girl    

I personally know russell. I dont think he would ever do this to a girl.. atleast not anywhere on purpose. I used to talk to him all the time on the phone and he would complain about stuff but he is the nicest guy! I wish him luck with everything.. but I am sure he loves the attention .. just not in this negative way!

1456 days ago
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Lisa    

RUSELL IS A LIAR AND DOESN'T OWN EITHER, RUSSELL IS A LIAR AND DOESN'T OWN EITHER, RUSSELL IS A LIAR AND DOESN'T OWN EITHER, RUSSELL IS A LIAR AND DOESN'T OWN EITHER, RUSSELL IS A LIAR AND DOEN'T OWN EITHER...OH I COULD GO ON AND ON FOR THE PERSON WHO CANT SPELL OR TALK AND IS STICKING UP FOR RUSSELL. YOU TALK JUST LIKE RUSSELL STUPID!!!!! I GUESS THATS HOW YOU RELATE TO HIM...YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE COME BACK?

1454 days ago
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Lisa    

OH COMMENT NUMBER 50 WAS FOR "MIGHTYMAD"

1454 days ago
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