Skip to comments.Hank Williams Jr. surrenders to police
Posted on 04/04/2006 7:47:19 PM PDT by Diverdogz
MEMPHIS, April 4 (UPI) -- Country music star Hank Williams Jr. Tuesday surrendered to police on charges he allegedly assaulted a Memphis waitress.
Williams, 56, cut short a hunting trip after learning a warrant and an all-points-bulletin had been issued for him, E! Online reported.
With his attorney in tow, he reported to Shelby County Sheriff's deputies and was booked on a charge of assault with intent to commit bodily harm.
Holly Hornbeak, a 19-year-old Memphis hotel bar waitress, claimed Williams cursed at her, asked to kiss her, then lifted her up in a choke hold when she refused just after midnight on March 18.
Williams' publicist, Kirt Webster, released a statement saying his client was a victim of greed and extortion would be proven innocent of the assault charge.
Webster said Hornbeak's attorney demanded "an outlandish amount of money" to settle out of court and when Williams refused, threatened to file suit against the singer.
I'm not a country fan at all, ...and All I know of Hank Williams Jr. is what I've seen of him at the beginning of Monday Night Football.
Hank could have been involved in a little HankyPanky...or it could be a waitress trying to milk money out of a star. Thus far, I don't have enough info, or know enough about him to make any kind of judgement.
But, I haven't seen this posted on FreeRepublic yet. Have at it.
Hardly the Worst Mugshot Ever.
Ten years ago I might have believed it. The last couple of years Hank has settled down a bit. Not saying he couldn't have done it, just saying that extortion by the waitress is just as likely.
Still not nowhere as bad as Glen Campbell's mugshot (2003) after kneeing a police officer, or Nick Nolte's mugshot in Malibu a few years ago.
Nick Nolte wouldn't look this good sober and after a good night's sleep.
I've heard him interviewed. He did lead quite the wild life but not cut down on his tour dates, has enough money and is in to raising his kids. He's been on with Hannity to promote his activities raising money for the miliary families.
Please, put the sunglasses back on!
Bocephus! Say it ain't so!!!
"Are you ready for some Jukeball?"
Ten or twenty years ago, I would have taken a waitresses' word about something like this. But NOW, everything could go either way. The finger in the bowl of Wendy's chili comes to mind.
Are you sure Hank done it this way?!
..I'll wait for the movie
Btw, He can't sing, either. If he is what country music is about these days I'm glad I'm not a fan.
Man, if he shaved he'd look like a little kid.
Whiskey Bent and Hellbound!
Did he at least leave a tip?
Maybe not. But the mug isn't so great.
He is lucky to have a face at all. A couple decades ago on a hunting trip, he took a very bad fall down a mountain. It literally tore his face off.
I'm guessing the mug shot is a lot better than it would have been without the plastic surgery.
Another black woman Congressperson assault?
My advice to Hank is to get his daughter out of Memphis and never come back here. The way he's been treated is above and beyond what anyone in his position should have to deal with. I just can't believe he did what he's been charged with. I pray that his daughter recovers fully. Hank should never come back to Memphis because of the treatment. I live here and can't wait to shake the dust of Memphis from my shoes.
Tell me Hank, Why do ya drink?
Why do you roll smoke?
Why must you live out, the songs that you wrote?
When in a honky tonk and some cat tries to give me friction.
I say hey now hoss, I'm just carrying on,
and old Family tradition.
I fear that since the historic Tom DeLay grinning mugshot, we won't be seeing any good celebrity mugshots anymore. The celebrities, despite their typically less than high school education, are, gasp!, learning!
I don't blame her. I wouldn't want him to kiss me either.
Even if he shaved.
But then, I'm a guy, what do I know?
I would however kiss just about any butt ugly woman. It's been a long time. Too long. How long was it? It was sooooo long,....... I'm so lonely.
Yes, the song OD'd in Denver and I just can't remember her name.
He'll be all right. A country boy can survive.
[I don't doubt he did this. I hope they throw the book at the egomaniacal jerk.]
WOW..Do you know something we don't?
Great minds think alike. Tom DeLay set a new standard. I had thought that (heavean forbid) I ever get arrested, by all means, SMILE for the mugshot.
(perhaps whistle 'Always look on the bright side of life"...)
I thought Hank Williams was dead?! What's up with that, good looking?
Ummmm...settle what out of court?
If he is innocent of the assault charge, there would have been nothing to "settle".
Dang, Bocephus done got old and haggard. Put the shades back on son.
But, STILL no arrest warrant for McKinney!
Since this supposedly happened about a half month ago, and Ms. Hornbeak has apparently been spending her time trying to get a larger and larger share of cash out of Mr. Williams, I would say a jury might have some questions about the veracity of the report.
Prediction: As with most cases of this ilk, Ms. Hornbeak will soon be wishing she had taken the original offer.
It's a FAMMLEE TRADISHUN!
(what's this world coming to when you can no longer put a teenager in a strangle hold without getting sued?)
You didn't post a sarcasm tag, so I'll bite.
Hank Williams is dead.
This is Hank Williams, Jr.
Ha ha.....ala Bill O'Reilly's settlement with Andrea Mackris.
Beat ya by 13 posts, bosephus
THE best post so far! LOL!
I'm happy I'm a Jr., too. If only because I'm not dead, either.
I think he offered....but she would have no part of it:)
Junior can't sing for shiite, true, but he does OK with what he's got. (On Star Search or American Idol, he'd get dumped, fer shore!) Did you know that he actually recorded post-mortem duets with his father as a teenager sometime in the 1960s, on MGM Records, long before Natalie Cole did her necrophilia number with Nat King?
BTW, his son "Hank III" is starting to make some waves in the country music world. He just released "Straight to Hell" and it sounds pretty good.
But the best "alternative" country music today is being put out by Junior Brown and Neko Case.
Doesn't he know that to get away with assault you have assault a police officer in D.C. and cry racial profiling?
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