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Hank Williams Jr. surrenders to police
UPI ^ | April 4, 2006

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.


TOPICS: Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: assault; countrymusic; hankwilliamsjr
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Also posted on TheSmokingGun.com

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.

1 posted on 04/04/2006 7:47:22 PM PDT by Diverdogz
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To: Diverdogz
Hank withiout the sunglasses.


2 posted on 04/04/2006 7:48:45 PM PDT by Diverdogz
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To: Diverdogz

Hardly the Worst Mugshot Ever.

3 posted on 04/04/2006 7:49:03 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Diverdogz

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.


4 posted on 04/04/2006 7:49:48 PM PDT by trubluolyguy (If I wanted to live in Mexico, I'd FRIGGING MOVE THERE!)
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To: martin_fierro

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.


5 posted on 04/04/2006 7:50:39 PM PDT by jragan2001
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To: martin_fierro

Nick Nolte wouldn't look this good sober and after a good night's sleep.


6 posted on 04/04/2006 7:50:44 PM PDT by Diverdogz
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To: Diverdogz

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.


7 posted on 04/04/2006 7:51:03 PM PDT by byteback
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To: Diverdogz

Please, put the sunglasses back on!


8 posted on 04/04/2006 7:51:45 PM PDT by blue-duncan
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To: Diverdogz

Bocephus! Say it ain't so!!!


9 posted on 04/04/2006 7:52:26 PM PDT by sinkspur (Things are about to happen that will answer all your questions and solve all your problems.)
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To: Diverdogz; mikrofon
Holly Hornbeak, a 19-year-old Memphis hotel bar waitress

"Are you ready for some Jukeball?"

10 posted on 04/04/2006 7:52:38 PM PDT by martin_fierro (All My Rowdy Friends Are Here For Tuesday Night)
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To: trubluolyguy

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.


11 posted on 04/04/2006 7:52:45 PM PDT by Diverdogz
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To: Diverdogz

Are you sure Hank done it this way?!


12 posted on 04/04/2006 7:53:10 PM PDT by Revolting cat! ("In the end, nothing explains anything.")
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To: Diverdogz
Holly Hornbeak?

..I'll wait for the movie

Doogle

13 posted on 04/04/2006 7:53:55 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF ...7th AF...408MMS..Ubon ,Thailand..."69"..Night Line Delivery ..AMMO!!)
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To: Diverdogz
I don't doubt he did this. I hope they throw the book at the egomaniacal jerk.

Btw, He can't sing, either. If he is what country music is about these days I'm glad I'm not a fan.

14 posted on 04/04/2006 7:54:51 PM PDT by ARridgerunner
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To: Diverdogz

Man, if he shaved he'd look like a little kid.


15 posted on 04/04/2006 7:55:16 PM PDT by martin_fierro (All My Rowdy Friends Are Here For Tuesday Night)
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To: Revolting cat!

Whiskey Bent and Hellbound!


16 posted on 04/04/2006 7:55:42 PM PDT by Huck
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To: Diverdogz
Well, we still have Hank III (Not his real name.)
17 posted on 04/04/2006 7:56:05 PM PDT by Revolting cat! ("In the end, nothing explains anything.")
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To: Diverdogz

Did he at least leave a tip?


18 posted on 04/04/2006 7:56:26 PM PDT by synbad600
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To: martin_fierro

Maybe not. But the mug isn't so great.


19 posted on 04/04/2006 7:56:26 PM PDT by nuconvert ([there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business])
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To: Diverdogz

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.


20 posted on 04/04/2006 7:57:54 PM PDT by Ursus arctos horribilis
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To: nuconvert

I'm guessing the mug shot is a lot better than it would have been without the plastic surgery.


21 posted on 04/04/2006 7:58:12 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Never a minigun handy when you need one.)
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To: Diverdogz

Another black woman Congressperson assault?


22 posted on 04/04/2006 7:58:17 PM PDT by School of Rational Thought (Republican - The thinking people's party)
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To: martin_fierro
Never realized how much he actually looked like Brent Myland.


23 posted on 04/04/2006 7:58:20 PM PDT by Diverdogz
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To: byteback

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.


24 posted on 04/04/2006 7:58:47 PM PDT by NCC-1701 (RADICAL ISLAM IS A CULT. IT MUST BE ELIMINATED FROM THE FACE OF THE EARTH.)
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To: Diverdogz

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.


25 posted on 04/04/2006 7:59:08 PM PDT by TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig (Hey liberals, you be straight trippin. I get paid to get in your business.)
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To: Diverdogz

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!


26 posted on 04/04/2006 8:00:02 PM PDT by Revolting cat! ("In the end, nothing explains anything.")
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To: Diverdogz

Yikes!


27 posted on 04/04/2006 8:00:46 PM PDT by BP2 (I think, therefore I'm a conservative)
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To: Diverdogz

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.


28 posted on 04/04/2006 8:00:49 PM PDT by garyhope (Simplicity is best in everything)
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To: Ursus arctos horribilis

Yes, the song OD'd in Denver and I just can't remember her name.


29 posted on 04/04/2006 8:01:50 PM PDT by eastforker (Under Cover FReeper going dark(too much 24))
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To: Diverdogz

He'll be all right. A country boy can survive.


30 posted on 04/04/2006 8:02:07 PM PDT by SittinYonder (That's how I saw it, and see it still.)
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To: ARridgerunner

[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?


31 posted on 04/04/2006 8:02:11 PM PDT by jazusamo (Excuse me Helen, I'm answering your first accusation. - President Bush)
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To: Revolting cat!

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"...)


32 posted on 04/04/2006 8:02:14 PM PDT by Diverdogz
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To: Diverdogz

I thought Hank Williams was dead?! What's up with that, good looking?


33 posted on 04/04/2006 8:02:45 PM PDT by Revolting cat! ("In the end, nothing explains anything.")
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...demanded "an outlandish amount of money" to settle out of court

Ummmm...settle what out of court?
If he is innocent of the assault charge, there would have been nothing to "settle".

34 posted on 04/04/2006 8:03:17 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Pain is nothing. Pain is weakness leaving the body.)
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To: Diverdogz

Dang, Bocephus done got old and haggard. Put the shades back on son.


35 posted on 04/04/2006 8:04:06 PM PDT by billbears (Deo Vindice)
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To: SittinYonder

But, STILL no arrest warrant for McKinney!


36 posted on 04/04/2006 8:04:10 PM PDT by Lawdoc (We have met the devil and he is Muslim.)
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To: Diverdogz

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.


37 posted on 04/04/2006 8:04:13 PM PDT by JennysCool (Liberals don't care what you do, as long as it's mandatory.)
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To: Diverdogz

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?)


38 posted on 04/04/2006 8:04:18 PM PDT by Tall_Texan (I wish a political party would come along that thinks like I do.)
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To: BP2
Do you know how bad you have to look for someone to not notice that shirt Nick Nolte is wearing?


39 posted on 04/04/2006 8:04:52 PM PDT by TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig (Hey liberals, you be straight trippin. I get paid to get in your business.)
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To: Revolting cat!
I thought Hank Williams was dead?!

You didn't post a sarcasm tag, so I'll bite.

Hank Williams is dead.

This is Hank Williams, Jr.

40 posted on 04/04/2006 8:05:02 PM PDT by Corin Stormhands (http://www.cafepress.com/liberalitees - Because they're too fun not to mock!)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

Ha ha.....ala Bill O'Reilly's settlement with Andrea Mackris.


41 posted on 04/04/2006 8:05:14 PM PDT by Diverdogz
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To: Corin Stormhands

gotcha!


42 posted on 04/04/2006 8:05:59 PM PDT by Revolting cat! ("In the end, nothing explains anything.")
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To: Tall_Texan

Beat ya by 13 posts, bosephus


43 posted on 04/04/2006 8:06:28 PM PDT by TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig (Hey liberals, you be straight trippin. I get paid to get in your business.)
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To: Huck

THE best post so far! LOL!


44 posted on 04/04/2006 8:07:12 PM PDT by TaMoDee
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To: Revolting cat!

I'm happy I'm a Jr., too. If only because I'm not dead, either.


45 posted on 04/04/2006 8:07:51 PM PDT by Diverdogz
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To: BP2
Yow! Looks like that ole boy had a rough night life of drinking.
46 posted on 04/04/2006 8:08:36 PM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity ("Sharpei diem - Seize the wrinkled dog.")
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To: synbad600
Did he at least leave a tip?

I think he offered....but she would have no part of it:)

47 posted on 04/04/2006 8:09:45 PM PDT by Diverdogz
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To: Diverdogz

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?


48 posted on 04/04/2006 8:12:14 PM PDT by Revolting cat! ("In the end, nothing explains anything.")
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To: Diverdogz
All his rowdy friends may have settled down but it appears that Hank Jr. is still partying hard.

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.

49 posted on 04/04/2006 8:13:40 PM PDT by SamAdams76 (Need a tree census in Maine)
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To: Diverdogz

Doesn't he know that to get away with assault you have assault a police officer in D.C. and cry racial profiling?


50 posted on 04/04/2006 8:17:45 PM PDT by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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