Wendell Pierce from "The Wire" remembers things much differently from the alleged victim in his battery arrest -- because he says HE was the one held against his will.
According to docs obtained by TMZ ... police say Pierce and his girlfriend started talking politics with three people in the hallway of their Atlanta hotel. As we've reported -- Pierce backs Hillary Clinton and the alleged victim is a Bernie Sanders supporter.
Pierce's side of the story is he followed the Bernie fan and her friends to their room as they argued about Clinton and Sanders -- but stayed outside the room. He claims they tried to pull him into the room ... as he tried to run away.
The alleged victim has a more brutal memory of what happened. She says when Pierce followed, he stuck his arm in the door and tried to enter her hotel room. She claims when they tried to push him out, Pierce grabbed her hoodie and ripped it so hard it came off.