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'Deadliest Catch' Star

Accused of Bathroom Beatdown

1/6/2012 5:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Feleti Freddy MaugataiThe badass Samoan guy on "Deadliest Catch" is in trouble for allegedly squeezin' one out in a men's room in  Alaska ... as in, he's been accused of putting some guy in a serious headlock.

TMZ has learned ... Feleti "Freddy" Maugatai has been charged with misdemeanor assault over a violent altercation at the Grand Aleutian Hotel in Alaska on December 16.

According to the criminal complaint obtained by TMZ ... a female witness claims the Discovery Channel reality star got into a fight with her husband ... and it spilled over into the restroom.

When the woman went to check on the situation, she claims she observed that Freddy had her husband in a headlock.

The woman claims she tried to free her hubby, but Freddy grabbed her by the arm and "forcefully" pushed her across the restroom.

When cops arrived to the scene, police say they observed the woman had bruising and swelling on her arm.

According to the complaint, Freddy told police he didn't start the fight ... but was merely defending himself after the other man punched him in the face.  Freddy says he "did not touch Katz."

A few days later, a judge ordered Freddy to stay away from the woman, her husband and the hotel.  He's due back in court later this month.

TMZ attempted to reach Freddy for comment -- but he's currently working on the F/V Wizard crab boat in Alaska. A rep for Discovery had no comment.


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TMZ, that is not what squeezing one out in the mens room means. Ask Howard Stern.

1000 days ago


Anybody notice the size of Freddie's biceps? Now you would be one big fool to try and start a fight with him! Anyone who watches the show regularly knows that Freddie is a gentle giant, the hardest-working guy in a very physical job, with an always-upbeat attitude. Bet the guy in the fight couldn't bite & eat the head off a live fish. Freddie can! This is all bull.

1000 days ago


Two more nobodies looking to cash in.

999 days ago


You guys have no idea what even happened....I know him, and the girl that this happened to and it was totally out of line..your pathetic deadliest catch star is a ******* *******

998 days ago

Rosie Katz    

That lady should be embarrassed for lying. She just want attention. I hope he sues her for slander.

988 days ago


HELL NO..............Half of the Catch Crew, I would most likely say, "YES!"..........but not Freddie.......I 100% believe in my heart.........Freddie DID NOT start any fight!!! He probably hit on the girl, and the boyfriend got pissed...........These losers are just looking for money!!!

895 days ago



895 days ago


If Freddy started the fight, it would have been over quick and wouldn't have moved into a bathroom. He's a badass and would have kicked dudes ass quick. I don't think that's his style of conducting himself though.

863 days ago

R Varner    

I've watched this show since day 1. I don't understand the necessity to berate someone and to do it on national tv. In actuality, Keith and freddie came out of this looking like jerks. He goes through greenhorns like water. Now we know why. They want someone to work. Dane worked but Freddie said on camera he was going to make his life miserable. Freddie's the deck boss. And this all was over him not wanting to cut his hair and look like an ass. I would have thought they would be more concerned whether or not he worked. Apparently the wizard has different qualifications in their hiring process. Maybe Dane wouldn't sleep with freddie and editing showed us this. Used to like this show......not so much now.

443 days ago
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