Dustin Lance Black reportedly called the police after an altercation with an event promoter in London on Thursday (18.08.22).
The 48-year-old screenwriter and director was on a romantic date with her husband, Olympic jumper Tom Daley, 28, when he allegedly got into an argument with Teddy Edwardes, 32, and got her drunk.
Lick Events founder Teddy, who stars in BBC3’s ‘The Big Proud Party Agency’, claims she responded with a ‘light knock on the head’, but Dustin called it a ‘targeted attack’ and called the police.
Tom and Dustin, who have four-year-old son Robbie, dined at Avo Mario and watched a drag show at Ku Bar in Chinatown before heading to Freedom, a gay bar in Soho.
According to Teddy, she invited them to sit with her, but Dustin became upset after she asked the stranger who had joined their table to leave.
In a series of videos on her Instagram Stories, Teddy claimed: “Last night I went out for a quiet drink with friends, no surprise, and I bumped into Tom Daly and his husband in Soho, who pretty much unprovoked dumped all his booze on me in Liberty.
“I didn’t have a drink so I chose to be violent, but I wasn’t so violent that he got a little hit on the head.
“Tell me why he’s crying in the street saying it’s a targeted attack and he’s injured and called the police so I have to wait a few hours and now I’ve got a warning and I have to go to interviews.”
She added: “When everyone was asking what was going on, we basically invited them over to where they were sitting and I bought them drinks etc, it was fine.
“And then this random guy came and sat with us and my friend said they felt uncomfortable because they didn’t know who it was, so I asked security if they could take them on.
“Security came to escort them on and Tom’s husband started freaking out saying I made him feel bad and he was leaving so I was OK? When do you want it? Then they immediately drank in the face.
“I have to add that Tom Daly was wonderful throughout, he was just trying to diffuse the situation.”
However, a source close to Tom and Lance claimed that Lance was “punched in the back of the head.”
An insider told The Sun newspaper: “Tom and Lance were on a date without Robbie. They went to Freedom after dinner.
“Someone punched Lance in the back of the head, the person who punched him was removed from Liberty by security who was checking the CCTV cameras, and the police who are dealing with it were notified.”
A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police told The Sun they were called to the scene shortly before 12.30am on Thursday “following reports of an argument involving a man in his 40s and a woman in her 30s”.
They added that there were no arrests.