Of course, that’s a lie – we much prefer doing that to air stewardesses rather than waitresses – but that’s what Hank Williams Jr apparently did at the end of last month. And now Hank Williams Jr has been arrested for assault over the incident.
Hank Williams Jr is a rootin’-tootin’, pedal-to-the-metal, CB
radio-hollerin’, all American kinda guy. He sings country and western
music! He hunts animals! He harasses and assaults waitresses! At least that’s what Holly Hornbeak claims, anyway. The 19-year-old waitress claims that Williams swore at her, then tried to
choke and kiss her in the lobby of the Peabody Hotel where Hank
Williams Jr was staying while his daughters were in hospital following a car accident.
And now Hank Williams Jr has surrendered to police in Memphis to
face the assault charge. He was released without bond, and faces a
spell in court today. Kirk Webster, the ever-entertaining publicist for Hank Williams Jr,
still maintains that Williams is innocent, and has already put out a
press release entitled ‘Hank Jr Victim Of Greed’ claiming that Holly
Hornbeak only decided to pursue charges agains Hank Williams Jr because
an "outlandish" demand for compensation wasn’t met.
There’s a chance that being charged with assault could affect the future of Hank Williams Jr providing the theme-tune to the Monday Night Football programme. In which case, we’d like to take this opportunity to formally pitch our idea for a Monday Night Football theme-tune, entitled Hooray For Football (Eat This, You Waitress Cow).
[story by Stuart Heritage]