May 7th, 2009
06:57 PM ET

Countdown for Kiefer?

The clock may be ticking down on Kiefer Sutherland’s time as a free man.  The actor has been charged with misdemeanor assault for allegedly head-butting a man in New York City early Tuesday morning. 

No, Sutherland wasn’t acting out a scene as 24’s Jack Bauer when he got into the alleged altercation with fashion designer Jack McCollough at a New York City nightclub.  Instead, cops described the scene in a statement as "Male white 42, speaking to female white when a male white 30 walked in between them to get to the bar. There was a verbal altercation and the suspect head butted the victim, causing injuries to the victim's nose”. 

And how is this for a Hollywood twist? The female involved in the altercation, according to multiple media reports is Brooke Shields!

You might remember that Sutherland is still on probation from a 2007 DUI conviction which lead to a 48 day jail sentence in Los Angeles.  Authorities there are looking into whether this could be considered a parole violation- if so, Jack Bauer may be spending his summer break in jail.

For all of the latest breaking developments in this story, including video of Sutherland arriving at the police station in New York be sure to tune in to Showbiz Tonight at 11p eastern and pacific!

Filed under: Brooke Shields • Kiefer Sutherland
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