Wendell Pierce

Actor Wendell Pierce spent Saturday morning cooling his heels in an Atlanta jail on a simple battery charge.

The portly 52-year-old actor is best known for his role as a Baltimore vice detective in HBO's acclaimed crime drama series The Wire.

Gossip tabloid TMZ reports Pierce struck up a conversation with a Bernie Sanders supporter in the lobby of the Loews Hotel in Atlanta.

The conversation turned to politics; and Pierce, who is voting for Hillary Clinton, got heated. Pierce shoved the woman's boyfriend aside and began striking the Bernie supporter and pulling her hair.

The couple escaped and called hotel security, who called police.

According to arrest records, Pierce, 52, was booked in Fulton County Jail on Saturday and released later that day on a $1,000 bond.

Further details about the arrest were not immediately known. A rep for Pierce did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

  • KB

    Good morning everyone! GoT people I haven't watched it yet sorry.

  • RespectSelf

    It's never that deep.

  • Intellectual by Nature!

    I know him forever as Michael, from "Waiting to Exhale" lmbo.

  • Yoni

    Does he feel it's ok to strike a woman because he's voting for a woman? How you gone go through the man to get to the woman?

    There are a list of things you don't discuss with everybody:
    Politics
    Religion
    Their badass kids
    And THEIR man

  • Yoni

    RIGHT! Ol fat fukka. LOL

  • Phillybruh

    Bernie supporters are a special kind of ignorant though, they really are.

  • Ni Ni

    I read somewhere that this happened around 3:30 a.m. Nothing good ever happens at that time of morning. Take your drunk end up to the room and go to bed.

  • Angela

    So this "fat f#@k"(Robin's voice in Waiting to Exhale) likes to hit women??

  • Phillybruh

    It clearly wasn't that deep if they let him go for 1000 bucks and slap on the wrist.

  • iWasteTime

    ME too!! I forget he was Bunk! Will forever be the 2 minute brotha

  • A.P. Millz-CT

    It was G.O.O.D!!!!!!

  • Angela

    It was deep enough for him to shove the man aside and put his hands on the woman and pull her hair like a punk.

  • Phillybruh

    Again, slap on the wrist and a minimal fine. I've read else where she inserted herself into this situation.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    This is why I don't discuss Politics with strangers. Folks take it too far. Your bickering turns physical because of Hillary and Bernie? Really?! For real?! Seriously?! Come on son...

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    His non fukkin ass.

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    Russell Wilson was messy AF at the Univ. of Wisconsin graduation over the weekend in re to him being kicked out of NC State program. And I am here for every drop of it.

    And so is my former employer. He is the lead story this morning. Sports hardly EVER leads unless its basketball season.

    http://www.newsobserver.com/sports/college/acc/nc-state/state-now/article77756272.html

  • harley_quinn2.0

    I bet all three were lit asf

  • Aries Dog

    Why did you hit that lady Wendell?

  • Phillybruh

    Bernie supporters are the worse that's why!

  • charallday

    Yesss lmbo

  • Yoni

    New post - beardless baby

  • Yoni

    :ghost:

  • Yoni

    Shit Trump supporters say.

  • Yoni

    ASF

  • Yoni

    Shit Trump supporters say.

  • Buttercup

    worse= comparative= 2 items
    worst= superlative= 3 or more items
    #FeelTheBern #Helpful

  • Phillybruh

    Shit Bernie supporters say, No where near a Trump Supporter...lol

  • Phillybruh

    This is why they suck...lol

  • AG

    Learned 3 out of 4 of these thr hard way. My mom warned me about the politics conversation. Lol.

  • Vonn

    Good for Russell. He kept it moving & the rest is history. I think it's a good example for the grads. No matter what happens, get back up & make some different moves if the old ones don't work.

  • Buttercup

    Because I respecK correct grammar?

  • Yoni

    Which three? LOL

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    This. ?

  • Buttercup

    I only discuss the last 2 when folks ask for my opinion. I always put a disclaimer on it. "But that's just me though." LOL

  • hi-liter

    I really love him in Treme' that use to come on HBO.

  • hi-liter

    I really love him in Treme' that use to come on HBO.

  • hi-liter

    I really love him in Treme' that use to come on HBO.

  • Phillybruh

    RespecK the math!

  • Phillybruh

    RespecK the math!

  • Phillybruh

    RespecK the math!

  • Intellectual by Nature!

    Right!!! Talking about "woooooo" like he did something with those knobby knees. ????

  • Intellectual by Nature!

    Right!!! Talking about "woooooo" like he did something with those knobby knees. ????

  • Intellectual by Nature!

    Right!!! Talking about "woooooo" like he did something with those knobby knees. ????

  • Yardgirl

    It sure was!!!

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    All of this violence for what? Y'all sure he isn't a Rump supporter?

    I remember him in the Wire, but him growling on Robyn for 15 seconds in Waiting to Exhale is a classic.

  • MsVAllDay

    He had to be high on something b/c this was some dumb ish!

  • Look@m3

    Yup and from the TV show Girlfriends with the HIPS and Girdle.

  • Afiya

    He was fighting a female? I am shocked, I thought he was better than this #imageruined

  • Queen

    "I own a house... In Scottsdale... What else?"

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Interesting read. ?

  • LibraGirlonly

    I don't believe that is what went down. I don't see him pulling a females hair nor hitting her.

  • LibraGirlonly

    You can't believe everything the media says. Lol

  • That’s Interesting

    What in the entire hell???

  • Yoni

    You know folks don't read the fine print. LOL

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Like a Roman Candle ?

  • http://olskoolblackflix.com Taco Juice

    Naw...that was another dude with the girdle action. Wendell was on there as a real estate person that helped Toni childs after she fell off.

  • Look@m3

    No way!! I bought all the DVDs and I got this wrong *slaps self* Thanks for clarifying. Man they look a like then.....

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Rodney Van Johnson out of the 'Nati.

    THAT episode is a classic. Childbearing hips and girdles. ?

  • Jean Paul Le’vonne

    This guy has ruined his reputation over some BS!

  • Lovelove

    So we're going THAT hard for Hillary??

  • SummerBaby

    His azz was trippin ??

  • ~~eb

    I was watching Waiting to Exhale this weekend. This dude needs to stop! I still can't believe they casted him as Clarence Thomas. Courtney B. Vance would have been a much better choice.

  • Mrs. ??????????

    "Pierce shoved the woman’s boyfriend aside and began striking the Bernie supporter and pulling her hair."

    All over Hillary Clinton though? I don't believe he just started beating on some random woman though....that sounds like BS.

  • Karma WhO

    I remember him from BROWN SUGAR and he signed the rapping dalmations.. lmaoo

  • nekkkyj

    Vote for who you want to violence is unnecessary

  • Go Head With That

    Oh yes in deed!

  • Go Head With That

    He went HARDT

  • rodt

    He gonna learn

  • Chile_Pleeze

    he voting for Hillary??? NAHHHH I dont believe it.

  • Orchidjones

    They probably put their hands in his pocket!

    Every role he has played with the exception of 1 he was a mean old bunk Machine. I'd be scared!

  • marquise0691

    I don't really believe he did this. (I don't wanna believe it) he was just in the news about raising all thay money to build homes for artist in Baltimore

  • Shana

    in a hotel lobby at 3 am talking to a couple... Hotels don't check in people until about 3 pm and check out is 11am... neither one of them just got there. what time does the bar close?
    Hmmm hmmmm. y'all can say this was about politics if you want, but I detect otherwise!
    I wonder what Heaven and Tracy think about this?

  • Ceezus

    I agree this is "Alleged" we don't know what went down.

  • Shana

    LOL. i don't know why this is so funny but it is!

  • Shana

    No we are not. Hillary supporters are delusional and liars just like her.

  • Finding Forever…

    The conversation turned to politics; and Pierce, who is voting for Hillary Clinton, got heated. Pierce shoved the woman’s boyfriend aside and began striking the Bernie supporter and pulling her hair.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

  • Shana

    and horny

  • Shana

    and their weight and if they are vegan or not

  • Renee Bee

    Someone once told me only legs and the liquor house open after the witching hour. Bwahahaha!

  • MzFutureLCSW

    I refuse to believe, that grown man pushed and shoved some random woman.
    I refuse.
    He does not carry himself as such.

  • 80sChild

    Sandra, you sure do have a way in using adjectives! It makes reading your posts so entertaining :-)

  • Teresa Uriel

    that shiit wasnt about no dam politics...it was a threesome negotiation gone wrong.

    Stop playing.

  • mela.reign77

    What in the left side of hell!!???!!! There's something deep down in my spirit telling me that there is much more to this story. He swung on the female and not the male? What really happened, hmmm? Let's see, he met the young woman and took her up to his room. When he stepped out of this pants she saw those knocked knees and pigeon toes, she grabbed his wallet, the Budweiser, and Ciroc off the night table and made a dash for the door. Her pimp was down stairs and got in between them and all hell broke loose. Yep sounds about right to me. *Giggles*

  • 88

    Didn't this man open a grocery store for the black community in New Orleans recently? I smell trumped up charges.

  • iyonah

    I really picture him grabbing a fistful of premium bundles and bashing the lady upside her head with all his might for some reason... idk why :(

  • TheRealLee

    People can't be civilized about politics. Just go and vote your conscience. No need to rationalized with the neanderthals and they are in all camps.

  • AG

    Religion, kids, and men. NEVER talk to your friend about her man. And when she calls to complain, never give her your opinion. She doesn't care or actually want to hear it.

  • justice4all04

    "portly actor"BOL

  • justice4all04

    I am weak BOL

  • side_i

    They've been giving us life every episode & there's still 6 more to go !

  • KcoolMuziq

    He better be good his show "The Odd Couple was just renewed for a second season.They will replace him in a heartbeat .

  • Valencia Light

    It appears that everyone goes to jail except for people like Trump supporters, black children murdering cops, George Zimmerman, Brian Encina... I could go on and on. You can get away with anything if you aren't WE ALL KNOW WHAT!

  • AJ

    He is on the tv show SUITS now. I highly recommend it. Good unpredictable show with a lot of us on it.

  • Intellectual by Nature!

    Thanks for the recommendation! I love to support good, smart shows; especially when we are represented. Adding to my DVR.

  • AJ

    When you get a chance, try to binge and watch it from season 1. You will not be disappointed.

  • Ant Hill

    another $hillary simp here...not surprised.