Shortly after Table 8 filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, Woodward was quoted in a Miami Herald article saying he would reopen the restaurant on Alton Road with cheaper prices. He is a partner in a company that owns the original 8 oz. Burger Bar location on Melrose Avenue in L.A., as well as Table 8 in New York City. According to Maile Rodriguez, publicist for the South Beach 8 oz., Woodward licensed the name to Eric Fried, the Alton Road burger joint's sole owner.
"Josh helped launch the Miami location," Rodriguez says. "But... he is not responsible for the
UPDATE: The Los Angeles Times reports Woodward is expected to be released soon because Los Angeles Police have not presented their case to the district attorney's office. By law, criminal suspects must be freed from jail if they are not formally charged within 48 hours. According to the L.A. Times:
Sources familiar with the case, who did not want to be identified
because of the ongoing investigation, said Woodward was suspected of
placing an unspecified powder in the vaginal area of his girlfriend.
The sources said police are in the process of testing the powder.
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