Date: 7th June 2005

Russell Crowe arrested

Russell Crowe has been arrested in New York for allegedly throwing a telephone at a hotel employee.

The man was allegedly hit the in the face by the telephone during a row at the Mercer Hotel reports BBC online.

Sergeant Mike Wysokowski said police charged the star with second degree assault after the incident.

Crowe is expected to appear at Manhattan Criminal Court later today.

Source: Press Release