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'Bachelorette' Star

Accused of Bashing Woman

in Drunken Nightclub Attack

1/17/2012 1:54 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Former "Bachelorette" star Kasey Kahl smashed a woman in the face at a Fresno nightclub, giving her a bloody nose ... this according to the alleged victim ... though Kasey claims it was all in self-defense.

TMZ broke the story ... Kahl was arrested early Sunday morning for drunk and disorderly conduct at Club Habano's nightclub.

According to the police report, obtained by TMZ, Kahl was accused of attacking a man named Richard Chaney outside the club ... and then smashing Chaney's girlfriend in the face when she tried to break up the fight.

Cops say ... Chaney's GF, Renee Idsinga, told them she and Cheney were leaving the club when a "very intoxicated" Kahl approached them and began "talking s**t."

Chaney told cops Kahl had been running his mouth about having banged one of Renee's friends.

According to the report, Idsinga says her BF told Kahl to "stop being a d**k and stop talking to her" .. and that's when Kahl got violent ... striking Chaney several times in the face and head."

Idsinga told cops Kahl struck her in the face during the melee, causing her nose to bleed. She also admitted she scratched Kahl's neck in an effort to break up the fight.

Cops say Renee's nose was still bleeding when they arrived to the scene -- as was Chaney's mouth.

Police also spoke with Kahl -- who told them he had "a lot" to drink ... but insisted he DID NOT instigate the fight. Instead, Kahl claimed, "It was self defense."

In the police report, the arresting officer noted, "Kahl made it a point to tell me that he was a celebrity and he was on several reality shows including 'The Bachelor' and 'Celebrity Couple's Retreat.'"

According to police, Kahl said he wanted to press charges against the couple -- and the couple wanted to press charges against him.

Cops say Kahl was so "intoxicated and belligerent" ... they felt he couldn't take care of himself ... so they booked him into Fresno County Jail for his own safety. He was eventually released ... after taking a very smiley mug shot.

Calls to Kahl's rep have not been returned.
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16.

patty    

wow what a creep - he did appear to be a controlling abuser on bach. pad - plus "i'm a celebrity" serious! don't get celebrity justice till you get to lilo status, not just from being a creep on a reality show - but the poster from last night's article was right they said this is what happened almost 15 hrs b4 tmz found out

959 days ago
17.

reyna    

Hey! Release the police department report! All of us people here in Fresno want to know details!

959 days ago
18.

wpgguy    

When you have to tell people you're a celebrity,,you're actually not,,,,,loser.

959 days ago
19.

UPYOURS    

And the truth shall set you free. What a douche, hits a guy for no reason, hits a woman for no reason. Sure hope they sue the hell out of him.

959 days ago
20.

Jay W.     

Moral of the story kids ...?


If your not a "Happy Drunk"... Don't F...ing DRINK !

959 days ago
21.

She's baaaack    

Most of the people who appear on those shows are a little off and have issues. Why is this not surprising?

959 days ago
22.

Marilyn    

WHO CARES??? TMZ, I have to say about 90% of the crap you post on here is about people who have no apparent reason for being "famous". This guy is worse than scraping the bottom of the bucket ... you have actually broken through the bottom and are now into the mud beneath it. Why not print a story about somebody who matters?

959 days ago
23.

Jenn    

Kinda looks like Brian Litrell from BSB in the younger years.. I mean one is a good hearted, true celebrity, singer... The other is a cold hearted, reality reject, douchebag.... Just sayin

959 days ago
24.

teknohillbilly    

Not only is he a douche, he looks like a drag queen whose wig slid off her head.

959 days ago
25.

Edwood    

What a dork!!!

959 days ago
26.

tellmeaboutit     

Another little ***** boy, hitting a woman. And then smiling like the moron he is in his mug shot. TMZ seems to be the showcase for every piece of lowlife garbage reality tv spills out.

959 days ago
27.

Chase    

I'd wanna smash in someone's face too, If I was in Fresno.

959 days ago
28.

Stacey    

When I was flyinnnn in the helicopterrrr.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvgmwKx3qts

LOL

I am still laughing 6 hours later hahahahaha

959 days ago
29.

Julies    

This boy should not drink. That awful reality show filmed him when intoxicated, and it was not pretty. In fact, he seemed crippled by a bad mix of massive ego and miniscule emotional maturity. Possibly even more repelling than that Jake dud. Possibly.

959 days ago
30.

Merry smith    

I think that this is very shameful Incident in the Night club.
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959 days ago
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