An argument “over a Kelly Clarkson TV show” turned violent Monday afternoon when a Florida Couple allegedly exchaged punches, according to police who busted the duo for domestic battery.
According to arrest affidavits, Linda Donahower, 61, and Ronald Meyer, 55, were in their Clearwater residence late Monday afternoon when they “engaged in a verbal argument” about the Clarkson show.
Clarkson, who won the first season of “American Idol” in 2002, hosts “The Kelly Clarkson Show,” a weekday talk show on NBC. The 37-year-old singer’s hour-long program debuted in September. On her December 30 show, Clarkson looked back at favorite moments from the program’s first few months, which included appearances by Kobe Bryant, musician Blake Shelton, and actress Tracee Ellis Ross.
Investigators charge that the quarrel between Donahower and Meyer turned physical when an annoyed Donahower punched Meyer “in the shoulder to get him to be quiet.” Meyer allegedly responded by jumping on Donahower and striking her in the face.
Cops report that the couple have been in a “romantic relationship for approximately 14 years,” and that they were both “intoxicated causing inconsistencies in their statements.” Donahower and Meyer were both “taken into custody for a mutual battery,” cops say.
The combatants were each booked into the county jail for domestic battery, a misdemeanor. Donahower and Meyer were released on their own recognizance yesterday afternoon, and a judge has ordered them to have no contact with each other.