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The decision was made because of insufficient evidence, officials told THR.
The actor filed charges against the Apprentice producer in September after a scuffle broke out between the two men at the Evening Before the Primetime Emmy Awards party. Arnold claimed he was choked by Burnett when their verbal altercation at the event turned physical and allegedly had to be broken up by stars in attendance.
On Thursday, in response to the decision, Arnold released a statement saying there were several witnesses who saw that he was the victim, but they were intimidated to speak with police because “Mark Burnett is a powerful man.”
Roma Downey, actress and wife of Burnett, said on Twitter that Arnold was the aggressor and that she suffered a hand injury from the scuffle, which resulted in a bruise. She posted a photo with her social media message.
Arnold has long accused Burnett of being in possession of tapes featuring Donald Trump using racist and sexist language, including the N-word, during outtakes of The Apprentice.
While the president has claimed he never acted in such a fashion, some former Celebrity Apprentice castmembers, including Penn Jillette and Omarosa Manigault Newman, said he did.
Oct 25, 1:30 pm Updated with statement from Tom Arnold.
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