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A-lister Harrelson in Dublin bar brawl claim

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 -- including The People vs Larry Flynt, The Messenger and Natural Born Killers 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, 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 injury actions.

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

It is expected to run for two to three days.

It was indicated that an application will be brought prior to that to have the proceedings struck out against Mr Harrelson on grounds of delay.

The proceedings began in 2004 against Engleson Ltd and Mr Harrelson was later joined as a co-defendant.