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Survivor 'Villain' Arrested for Battery

4/23/2010 11:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Survivor 'Villain' Arrested for BatteryOne of the stars on "Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains" was arrested in Louisiana early this morning after cops say he attacked somebody at a street festival.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ Russell Hantz -- the runner-up from "Survivor: Samoa" -- was partying at the Festival International de Louisiane, when he allegedly "shoved" somebody to the pavement.

Cops say Hantz was immediately arrested by Lafayette City Police -- and taken to a nearby jail.

Hantz was eventually released.

But get this, Hantz is still in contention to win "Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains" -- which is airing now on CBS ... and yes, he's one of the "villains."


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Russell is a douche. I watch survivor in the hope that someone will donkey punch him in the balls.

1607 days ago


He is a real s***bag!!!!! I cant stand him!! I hope he dont win!!!
Ruppert should win!! I ROFLOL when that jerk was voted off last night, he gave the Idol to Russel thinking he was in tight with him!!
Ruppert told him not to trust him!! He got what he deserved!

1607 days ago


They did put Russell on back to back seasons but don't forget they put Ruppert on back to back seasons also. His season and all stars.

1607 days ago


43. If he's still in the running, why was he off the island?
Posted at 8:53 AM on Apr 23, 2010 by Naya

OMG people...are you that lame??? The current Survivor (Heroes vs Villians) was done taping even BEFORE the live FINAL of the Samoa Show that Russel was the runner-up on.

1607 days ago


The reason he is in the running is because the show was taped and they have not revealed who the winner is yet. They will not say who one until the live final show. And he is in a contract to keep his mouth shout and if he doesn't then he will be sued.

1607 days ago


Both last season and this season are BOTH in Samoa!!

1607 days ago

Carol Docchio    

I have watched survivor since day 1 and he is by far the most obnoxious & egotistical thing I have ever seen. He is self-centered $ down right nasty!!

1607 days ago


They meant the last Season which was also called Survivor Somoa! i believe anyways! But I hope he wins, he has played the game like no other and the way it was intended to play!


1607 days ago

Carol Docchio    

I have watched survivor since day 1 and he is by far the most obnoxious & egotistical thing I have ever seen. He is self-centered & down right nasty!!

1607 days ago

Georgia Watcher    

Russell is such a TROLL!!!!!! Looks like one, acts like one... but guess what - he was a millionaire before he went on Survivor - so he must know how the "game" is played!!!!

1607 days ago


Just to be clear, Russel was a finalist in Survivor Samoa. The current episode being aired is HeroesvsVillians, so no secrets have been spilled here.

1607 days ago


Russel is an ass.. You can tell that in the "real world" he is just a bully with a SMALL MAN syndrome... He is an absolute jerk and he will NEVER WIN Survivor because of that and it serves him RIGHT... muhahahahahahahaaaa!!!!!

1607 days ago


# 47 Travelocity LOL
Getting pissed and shoving someone is one thing, but it was a female and that is completely uncalled for. He was arrested for simple battery. I live in the area and it was on the local news. Yes he did buy a bar in Lafayette, and has been here for a few weeks. I don't like him but that is why he is still on, everybody watches because they want to see him leave and each time he stays just makes people want to watch more.

1607 days ago

Judi Adams    

YEA I watch the show and he is a creap,lier,and cheats on his wife!!!He's poor children will watch this show some day and be ashamed he is their father.He is caught in so many lies I hope it catches up to him.Good bye Russ good bye!!!!

1607 days ago


This is so ridiculous. The girl fell and he was trying to catch her. He did not shove her. She gave a statement saying he did not shove her and he was release and no charges were pressed. HE plans on sueing the city for false arrest.

1607 days ago
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