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Crowe Arrested

Actor Russell Crowe arrested for assaulting New York hotel employee

Actor Russell Crowe has been arrested. Police in New York say the Academy Award winner was detained for allegedly throwing a telephone at a worker in Manhattan's Mercer Hotel.

Police say he threw the phone during an early-morning argument and that the worker was hit in the face. A police spokesman says the 41-year-old, Australian-born actor is charged with with second degree assault.

He's due in Manhattan Criminal Court.

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