The alleged physical altercation that took place between Tommy Lee and his 21-year-old son Brandon on Monday stemmed from the rocker’s controversial tweets about his former wife — and Brandon’s mother — Pamela Anderson.
Los Angeles County Sheriff Department officers responded to an incident at Lee’s home in Calabasas, California, on Monday night, an apparent scuffle between father and son that left the Mötley Crüe drummer, 55, with a bloody lip. He was transported to a local hospital later that night.
Brandon, who was not at the scene when authorities arrived, has been named a person of interest in the ongoing investigation for criminal battery. So far no arrest has been made, and authorities say his attorneys are cooperating fully.
An LASD official tells PEOPLE that in the lead-up to the alleged tussle, the pair had been arguing about a series of tweets Lee had posted responding to Anderson’s interview on Piers Morgan’s Life Stories that aired Saturday night on ITV. During the broadcast, the former Baywatch star, 50, discussed physical abuse she claimed to have endured from Lee during their relationship.
In 1998 Lee was sentenced to six months in the Los Angeles County Jail for spousal battery following an assault that left Anderson with bruises and a torn fingernail. She was reportedly holding their infant son, Dylan (now 20) at the time. Lee pled no contest to the charges.
“Think she’d find something new to discuss instead of rehashing old s— but I guess she has nothing else going on & needs attention Signed, ‘The abuser’ (who she texts every day & asks for me back),” he tweeted, referring to Anderson.
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