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‘Supernatural’ Star Jared Padalecki Faces Assault Accusations

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Jared Padalecki, one of the stars of the televisions series “Supernatural,” has recently been accused of assault on two bar employees from Stereotype, a downtown Austin venue which Padalecki co-owns. According to court documents, the actor and Texas native appeared intoxicated outside the bar, where witnesses have given affidavits to the effect that he was involved in a verbal fight inside the establishment, which turned physical.

Padalecki hails from San Antonio and began his rise to stardom with his role in the “Gilmore Girls” series. He currently resides in Austin, where June 23 was recently declared “Supernatural Day” as a result of his fame and recognition. It was recently noted that Padalecki may also be starring in a new version of the “Walker, Texas Ranger” TV show.

‘Supernatural’ Star Jared Padalecki Faces Assault Accusations

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Details from the alleged assault claim that Austin authorities were flagged down early on the morning of Sunday, October 27, 2019, by people outside of Stereotype. They accompanied a man who was bleeding from a wound on his head. While referring to Padalecki, people outside the bar said, “Take this guy to jail,” while he stood by, laughing and smiling. He was approached by an officer to come and speak with him, however, according to officers, the actor said, “No, I don’t want to talk to you,” after which he touched the body camera on the Austin police officer. He eventually acquiesced to their request and took a seat on a patrol vehicle bumper. In the process of determining what took place, he proceeded to touch one of the officers on the chest. In an effort to put a stop to this type of behavior, he was placed in handcuffs in the back of a patrol vehicle.

‘Supernatural’ Star Jared Padalecki Faces Assault Accusations

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The bar’s assistant manager said that following the fight, Padalecki was surrounded by staff and escorted outside, where a second argument began. When the assistant manager made an attempt to walk back inside the establishment, the actor made an effort to follow him back indoors. It’s claimed that when several employees tried to keep him outside, the alleged assault occurred, with Padalecki allegedly slapping the assistant manager and striking his upper lip. The bar’s general manager was then called, who witnessed Padalecki physically fighting the assistant manager outside. The GM made an attempt to separate the pair, following which, the “Supernatural” star placed his hands on a doorman, trying to go back inside. The general manager pulled Padalecki off the doorman and noted in an affidavit that “Jared fell to the ground, got up, and punched (the general manager) with a closed fist in his left eyebrow area one time.” Another bar staff member has corroborated the assistant and general managers’ details of the incident. Padalecki has since been charged with two counts of Class A misdemeanor assault with injury.