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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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31.

Mallory    

Yeah thats something he would do!!

988 days ago
32.

MICHAELHOLLYWOOD    

Shame on the girl hitting for sure. He should be gay though, that's the only way out of this bad story. he needs to be gay pLEASSSEE!!

988 days ago
33.

Patterson23    

Too bad it wasn't Vienna he punched in the nose! Instead of being locked up, he might have gotten a parade!

988 days ago
34.

Ann    

He sounds like Kermit the Frog!

987 days ago
35.

Sami    

That photo is no mug shot. Suprised that no one has commented that there are no lines on the wall behind him which ID's his height!

Shame on you TMZ!!!! Who is he anyway?

987 days ago
36.

Darrin    

Club Habanos is a low rent college bar in Fresno. FRESNO!! If he was a reality show "star" he wouldn't be in a suburban strip-mall parking lot picking fights. What a joke.

987 days ago
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