LOS ANGELES (AP) â€” Former Survivor contestant Jonny Fairplay filed a police report Wednesday, alleging that radio talk show host Danny Bonaduce threw him and knocked out his teeth during an awards show, police said.
The battery report was taken by police shortly before 2 a.m. at a Hollywood hospital where Fairplay was treated and released, Officer April Harding said.
“He had one tooth broken, another tooth missing from his gum line and two other teeth that were loose,” she said.
The report, which listed Fairplay under his birth name of Jon Dalton, 33, said the reality show contestant was at an awards event when Bonaduce walked onto the stage without invitation and made a “derogatory statement” to Fairplay, Harding said.
“Dalton said he went to hug him and then when he did that, Bonaduce … threw him over his shoulder … and Dalton fell to the ground,” Harding said.
The 48-year-old Bonaduce, who first became a star at age 10 on The Partridge Family, told TMZ that Fairplay “started to throttle me” and he threw him to stop the attack.
“I’m sorry he got hurt,” he said.
However, Fairplay told TMZ he was giving Bonaduce a hug â€” one of his signature moves as a performer.
“It’s a nice thing,” he said.
Bonaduce “threw me over his head as hard as he could. … I just went, like, mouth first into the stage,” he said.
“It knocked one tooth out and then it moved three others … there’s like floating bones. One tooth is, like, shattered eight times. There’s like eight breaks,” Fairplay said.
Fairplay said he underwent 2Â½ hours of dental surgery and needs additional work.
Asked if he had any last words to say to Bonaduce, he replied: “You’re mean.”
above info from www.usatoday.com…..*****Johnny Fairplay has been a semi-regular reader of GREENSBOROSports.com for nearly 2 years and is very good friends with GREENSBOROSports.com contributor Bruce Mitchell. Johnny Fairplay was a guest on local radio here in Greensboro back in the mid-90’s and makes his home in Danville, Virginia. I spoke with Johnny back in May at the UFW Wrestling show over off Neal Street at the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club and John Dalton is good guy and I don’t understand why Danny “Partridge” Bonaduce would go after him like that. Hang in there Johnny Fairplay.*****