‘The Wire’ Star Arrested In Atlanta After Allegedly Attacking Woman Over Hillary Clinton Comments

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Don’t mess with actor Wendell Pierce about his politics–especially concerning Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. According to reports, Pierce was in the lobby of the Loews Hotel in downtown Atlanta when he engaged in conversation with a Bernie Sanders supporter. Pierce is a strong supporter of Clinton.

At some point, the conversation evidently went left, and Pierce allegedly shoved the woman’s boyfriend aside, and attacked the woman, and also began pulling her hair.

The cops were called and Pierce was booked on a simple battery charge. He was able to make $1000 bail and was released later.

Pierce, 52, has played in a number of movies and on television, but is most remembered for his role as a vice detective on the HBO hit series, The Wire.