The liberal comedian allegedly attacks a camerawoman, and the conservative author of a new book promises more video featuring A-list actors.
At 2 a.m. on Jan. 23 at a Sundance Film Festival soiree hosted by Spike Lee, Chris Rock was confronted by a Tea Party advocate who took offense to the comedian’s assertion the movement was racist.
Rock allegedly reacted to the man by snatching away his video camera, which was being operated by a woman, and hurling it across the room. Then he supposedly challenged the man to a fight.
What Rock didn’t know at the time was that the man, Jason Mattera, was writing a book on Hollywood hypocrisy, and Rock shouting, “Let’s throw down!” while standing behind a couple of burly bodyguards fit in perfectly with the author’s narrative of celebrities whose deeds don’t match their rhetoric.