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Ted Williams Detained By LAPD

1/11/2011 12:45 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

UPDATE: Law enforcement sources tell TMZ the argument between Ted and his daughter was over money. Williams has gotten several job offers and made numerous tv appearances since last week.

Ted Williams
-- the homeless man with the golden voice -- was detained by LAPD last night after getting into a shouting match with one of his daughters.

Ted Williams Arrested

It went down at the Renaissance Hotel in Hollywood -- where Ted and his daughter got into it so loudly ... a hotel employee called the cops.

Ted and his daughter were both taken to the Hollywood station, but neither Ted nor his daughter wanted to press charges so both were released.

UPDATE: Ted Williams enters rehab.


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46.

Cynstriss    

Why do so many of you assume that he has not already sought help to sort out the money he owes? Are you in his confidence and have such knowledge? Any money he owes for child support will go directly to the agencies that gave assistance and gave the child support decrees, not directly to the family members. Also many of you assume that his transition should be immediate. He has many adjustments to deal, hard decisions to make. Hopefully the stress will not send him spiraling downward. All of this hate will not do him any good. I hope you never have a loved one go through drug addiction. It is not just the addict’s problem, it affects all their loved ones too, and there is a difference between tough love and hate. Tough love means not enabling in any way. Hate means no support in any way. Without support an addict is not likely to stay healthy. I wish him all the best.

1329 days ago
47.

ben    

Where were the kids when he was living on the street?? Why didn't they take him in?? Now they want his money . . .

1329 days ago
48.

Amy    

This guy is most certainly a deadbeat dad. His kids most likely grew up in extreme poverty with mothers who had to work 2 shifts just to get food on the table and shoes on their feet. They probably had next to nothing because this guy was too busy figuring out how not to work, and spending up whatever money he did have on alcohol and drugs. So when he hits the jackpot and gets some checks and comes waltzing back into your life for some love, wouldn't you be mad? I'd have yelled at him and told him to pay his back child support, too.

1329 days ago
49.

bob gomez    

This guy is a mess. He is a deadbeat dad with several kids he doesn't pay for. You dont get were he was over night. Its a repeated cycle of lying,stealing,and god knows what else you do to your family and friends that gets them to the point were they dont want to help anymore. If he indeed wanted off the street he could have turned to his Mom but he srewed his mom over so many times she didnt want any part of him and I am sure many other family memebers felt the same way

1329 days ago
50.

iWiN    

OBVIOUSLY HIS CHILDREN ARE AFTER MONEY. ITS SAD THAT HE HAS 9 KIDS AND NOT A SINGLE ONE OF THEM GAVE HIM A HOME OR MONEY TO HELP HIM OUT. SO I PERSONALLY THINK THAT THEY DONT DESERVE A DIME FROM HIM UNTIL HE HAS A HOME, CAR, AND A STEADY CAREER. THEN THEY CAN TALK NUMBERS...

AND FOR THOSE WHO THINK THAT HE IS A DIRT BAG, WHY??? BECAUSE HE HAD CHILDREN? HE ONCE HAD A CAREER LIKE ALL OF US, BUT MADE A STUPID MISTAKE, HE HAS BEEN SOBER FOR ALMOST 3YRS!!! HE IS ALSO THE SON OF THE BASEBALL PLAYER TED WILLIAMS SR. HE SERVED IN THE MILITARY, AND HAD A NORM LIFE. SO WHAT IF SOMEONE GIVES HIM ANOTHER CHANCE AT LIFE!!! ITS WELL DESERVED. EVERYONE DESERVE A 2ND CHANCE AT LIFE!! AND WHOS TO SAY THAT HIS KIDS ARENT HITTING HIM UP FOR MONEY SO THEY CAN BY DRUGS!??!?! U KNO ITS HEREDITARY!

WALK A DAY IN HIS SHOES, THEN YOU CAN HAVE THE RIGHT TO JUDGE!!!!!

1329 days ago
51.

Judy    

Ted, I enjoyed seeing you on t.v. and was happy to see your luck turn for the better. But one thing I observed in watching you is that you say TOO MUCH...talk less, relax, be less emotional, and don't let anyone push your buttons. Just WALK AWAY, even if it's from a family member. You cannot afford this kind of publicity.

1329 days ago
52.

tigress    

That was probably what started his substance abuse in the begining. Sometimes it is the family members that are more toxic to recovery than the drugs. I hope they pack up their greedy asses and leave this poor man alone.

1329 days ago
53.

Nikki    

uh...oh...Here we go...It was only a matter of time. The whole build ppl up so we can pull them don't. Did he beat her? No, well let's move on then. Next!

1329 days ago
54.

Paul    

. . . while the arguement was loud, the hotel reports that Ted's yelling sounded wonderful. . .

1329 days ago
55.

Jaxon Murphy    

this man has been giving a second chance. Homeless people are not always homeless by choice. You dont know his back story. He's 2 years clean and sober. Alcohol and drugs take out a great many "normal, well to do and or successful people" Its hard to cope. God bless this man and I hope he does the right thing w/ his second chance. We dont know what the issue was with his daughter. one can only assume money, but like others have said "Baby, give the man a chance. he probably hasnt event gotten his first check yet" he's about to make a ton of money. Give the brother a chance to get his act together. And let him get to the dentist.

1329 days ago
56.

Ree    

OMG Has anyone heard of redemption/ That is the same attitude that crazy man had in Arizona can we just be compassionate or have we thrown that out the window too, They dont even want to press charges but the simple fact that California is broke that everytime a black man with a little money is there they seem the police seem to harrass and they talk about the south

1329 days ago
57.

not_shocked_at_all    

This man went from the streets to being all over national television in a matter of days. The man was an addict and a petty criminal for years. Even if he says he is clean, the underlying issues for why he became an addict and a petty criminal were never resolved and probably never even addressed properly. He chose to be homeless when his family knew where he was and some were still in contact with him. Unless his issues are dealt with, he will continue to struggle with his life and in his relationships with his family.

1329 days ago
58.

GG    

It is a shame that his kids only look at the money aspect. I hope this issue does not hinder his second chance. How sad.

1329 days ago
59.

frankiestage    

Ted, stay away from argumentive women.

1329 days ago
60.

Barbara Perkins    

Here come the vultures

1329 days ago
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