A homeless former radio announcer who became a YouTube sensation for his “golden voice”, Ted Williams, has been questioned by police after a disturbance at his Hollywood hotel. Local media and celebrity web sites reported that Ted Williams, 53, and his daughter were questioned after getting into an argument at the hotel.His daughter says he drinks a bottle of vodka every night — and he says she hits him.
Ted Williams recounted his Monday night arrest by the Los Angeles Police Department, claiming his 29-year-old daughter, Janey, hit him during a family altercation at a Hollywood hotel.
“I wanted to bring it to a close by just saying, ‘Shut the hell up and let me talk to your mother,'” the 53-year-old recovering alcoholic told Entertainment Tonight on Tuesday.
She added that her father — a former radio personality — has turned back to the bottle since his newfound fame.
“He’s consumed at least a bottle of Grey Goose a night, at least,” Janey said. “That’s not including the Coronas he orders, that’s not including the Budweisers he orders, that’s not including the other alcohol, the wines. He drinks “heavily.”
After being taken from the Renaissance Hotel to the police station, Williams was eventually released after about an hour. A spokeswoman for the LAPD said no charges were pressed. Williams denied that he was drinking again and said his daughter was simply trying to take advantage of him.
Janey, Williams said, was “selling me out on this fame and fortune ticket.”