A judge has rejected the domestic battery case against “Trailer Park Boys” star Michael Smith.
Known as the loveable, but dim-witted Bubbles on the long running comedy, Smith’s dismissal is a result of insufficient evidence, TMZ reports.
The dismissal is reportedly a surprising turn of events for those close to the case as police documented Georgia Ling’s torn clothing as well as bruises on her body after Smith was arrested. Sources shared their concern for Ling, suggesting that Smith pressured her into not cooperating with cops.
Smith was arrested on April 1 after a witnesses heard an escalating argument between the two inside a bathroom at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood.
Bystanders saw the Nova Scotia native hold the woman against the wall when they ran in to help after hearing her scream. Smith fled the scene and was later arrested for misdemeanour domestic battery when he returned to the hotel. He was released hours later on $20,000 bail.
Following the alleged assault, Ling released a statement denying she had been physically harmed.
“Mike and I did indeed have a heavy argument but it saddens me the way things are being reported and the way it was handled by the police.”
“At no point did I feel I was in danger, otherwise, I would’ve called the police myself, which I did not.”
Smith has also denied hurting his “friend,” saying, “we had a loud and heated dispute. That is all. At no time did I assault her. I am not guilty of the misdemeanour (sic) charged against me.”