Toronto police have arrested a man who made a vulgar comment on live TV against Ayesha Curry, wife of basketball star Stephen Curry.
According to TMZ, 28-year-old Tristan Warkentin was arrested for criminal mischief with his court date set for June 11.
The incident occurred June 2, after Sunday’s Raptors’ loss to the Golden State Warriors in Game 2 of the NBA Finals.
Warkentin was being interviewed on CP24 outside the downtown arena when he referenced Ayesha Curry and shouted the vulgarity.
“The vibe was unreal and I just want to let everyone know Ayesha Curry we’re gonna f**k her right in the p**sy,” he said.
Speaking later to the Toronto Sun, Warkentin expressed remorse for his actions and said that he had since received death threats.
“I’m not in a position to defend myself in terms of what happened. I am sure you understand the influence of alcohol,” he said. “What I did was disgraceful; it was an alcohol-influenced situation… to be honest I don’t even remember being there, but I am responsible for my own actions at the end of the day.”
He added that he was also “not sitting here claiming victim,” and said he plans on apologizing to Curry.
Curry, who grew up in Markham, Ont., is an actress, celebrity cook, cookbook author and television personality.
The incident is similar to one that occurred in Toronto in 2015 that led to a Hydro One employee’s firing, although he was later rehired.