Who'd have thought The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air was capable of vicious assault? The Daily Mail have published a mugshot taken of Will Smith back in 1989 when he was arrested for alleged 'vicious assault' that almost left a man blind. Woah!
Will Smith's all round nice guy, butter-wouldn't-melt image has taken a knocking today after a mugshot taken of him when he was 20 years old was printed by The National Enquirer and The Daily Mail.
The actor was arrested in 1989 following a fight with another man in, you guessed it, West Philadelphia ("born and raised!") According to reports, the actor was involved in a huge argument which resulted in a man almost losing sight in one eye. So he really did get in "one little fight"... we can see where his inspiration for the famous 'Fresh Prince Of Bel Air' theme tune came from!
The charges against the 44-year-old actor, which were later dismissed, included aggravated assault, criminal conspiracy, simple assault and recklessly endangering another person. We can't believe it!
According to The National Enquirer, the assault on record promoter William Hendricks took place in the days following on from Smith receiving the first rap Grammy alongside DJ Jazzy Jeff.
The initial Enquirer piece alleges that a police report states Smith asked his bodyguard Charles Alston to 'attack' Hendricks. Hendricks was left needing six stitches after he fractured his left eye orbit.
A source told the magazine: "Will had to spend a night in the cell at the West Philadelphia police station with other inmates waking him up all night long and asking for his autograph.
'It was the worst night of his life. He wants to forget it ever happened."
We're still trying to take this in... say it ain't so!