Ted Williams, the dude with a voice like Lurch's from the Adams Family, was "detained" Monday night by the Los Angeles Police Department following an altercation between he and his daughter at Hollywood's Renaissance Hotel, according to Los Angeles Times. The paper's sources say the investigation is ongoing, and no arrests have been made.
This is a good thing for Williams, though. Cultist was worried that a homeless man turned overnight celebrity would struggle adapting to celebrity culture. But a domestic disturbance at an L.A. hotel proves Ted Williams is on the right path towards Celebrity Rehab.
Williams became America's favorite homeless man, and 2011's feel-good story of the year (so far) after the Columbus Dispatch posted a 97-second video on their website that showed the 53-year old panhandler hustlin' for a buck by talking like a radio announcer. Since then, he's appeared on CBS's The Early Show, landed voiceover work on a Kraft commercial, and was offered a job as the Cleveland Cavaliers' announcer. But evidently, fame is a bitch, and so are estranged daughters.
Williams and his unidentified daughter were in LA for a taping of the Dr. Phil Show, according to Access Hollywood. The 53-year old "golden-voiced" man is reuniting with his ex-wife Patricia, and "five of his nine kids," on a two-part Phil McGraw special that airs today and tomorrow.
Cultist can only speculate that the situation at the hotel was predicated on personal family matters--neglect, drug and alcohol abuse, finances, etc--that Dr. Phil was hoping to sort out on national television. But even though the family's drama didn't unfold on McGraw's couch, the news of Williams's brush-in with the law is great for McGraw; ratings for Dr. Phil's Ted Williams special will likely soar higher than a homeless man hitting a crack pipe.