Former American Idol contestant Haley Reinhart was arrested early Saturday morning for punching a bouncer in the head. What is still unclear is how Reinhart, who is just over five feet tall, managed to reach the bouncer's head.
Haley and her friends were, umm… ‘asked to leave' The Lamplighter Inn after knocking over a table, and that's presumably when the smoky voiced singer turned prizefighter and unleashed the fury of her fist on the nearest bouncer. While bad experiences with club security are common, flying fists seem excessive considering being kicked out for flipping a table is far from unreasonable. This past weekend, the group I went out with was nearly turned away from a Lower East Side club because the bouncer deemed my brother's lack of sleeves unacceptable. He was being completely ridiculous but, far from going Ed Norton on him, my indignation amounted to a weak protest of "C'mon man, he's from out of town."
Since her run on American Idol, Reinhart has put out two albums and acted in the Netflix series "F Is For Family". Based on this past weekend's events, F is not just for ‘family' but for ‘fight', ‘felony' and… ‘fashion'? Yes, this is the same Haley Reinhart who did a Baeble series on fall fashion almost five years ago. After watching this clip, I cannot for the life of me see the sunny pop star who broke down her "classy, sexy pinup look" throwing a punch.
Based on this picture, she honestly seems more like the girl in the bar who would be taking group snapchats of herself and her friends, using those filters that give you dog and cat ears and immaculately glowing skin.
She takes to the retro style of the 1950's, but after seeing this photo, we're thinking she should go punk rock.
Haley's lawyer, Dina LaPolt, has released a statement claiming the bouncers were overly aggressive and that they injured one of Haley's friends. According to LaPolt, Haley is taking action against the Lamplighter Inn and its staff. She has been released from police custody and her first court date is scheduled for August 2.
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