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Saturday 17 March 2018

'Cheers' star accused of assault in nightclub

HOLLYWOOD star Woody Harrelson has been accused of assaulting a man with a pool cue in a Dublin nightclub.

He has been named in a High Court lawsuit for damages over claims he struck a nightclub reveller with a pool cue during a visit here over a decade ago.

The star of the hit television series 'Cheers' and a string of Hollywood blockbuster films is alleged to have assaulted a man with a snooker cue at the now defunct Renards nightclub in Dublin in September 2001.

Eamonn Cullen, a factory manager, with an address in Artane, Dublin, claimed he suffered a split lip requiring 12 stitches and one of his teeth was damaged during the alleged assault.

He is claiming damages for personal injury, assault and battery, loss, damage and expense as a result of the alleged incident.

Mr Cullen's proceedings against Engleson Ltd, which is the firm behind Renards nightclub, with registered offices at South Frederick Street, Dublin, and Mr Harrelson were briefly mentioned yesterday in a High Court list to fix dates for hearing of personal injuries actions.

Mr Justice John Quirke set April 24 for the hearing of the action.

It is expected to run for two to three days.

Irish Independent

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