Tommy Lee, musician and founding member of the heavy metal band Mötley Crüe, alleged that his 21-year-old son, Brandon Thomas Lee assaulted him - knocked him unconscious in a domestic altercation, multiple sources have confirmed.
On Monday, TMZ published an article that claimed Brandon had been acting in self-defense. 55-year-old Tommy then responded that article via Twitter as he said that the story was incorrect and his son had actually been the aggressor.
Mötley Crüe Member Tommy Lee Claims His Son Brandon Lee, 21, Assaulted Him: Details
Hey @TMZ maybe get your facts straight before you go reporting (expletive). My fiancé and I were in bed when my son busted into the room and assaulted me. I asked him to leave the house and he knocked me unconscious. He ran away from the police. THAT’S the truth.
Brandon is one of the two Tommy's children whom he shares with his ex-wife Pamela Anderson, who is an American-Canadian actress. He has also a with 20-year-old Dylan Jagger Lee with Pamela.
Former married couple: Tommy Lee and Pamela Anderson (divorce)
After the divorce from husband Tommy Lee, Pamela has currently married to a poker player Rick Salomon. Tommy, meanwhile, is currently engaged to a 31-year-old Vine star Brittany Furlan who he claimed was in the room during the assault.
After the incident, responding to a Twitter user criticizing Tommy, Brittany tweeted,
Violence is NEVER the answer. No matter the situation. People need to learn to talk things out, not throw punches. It’s not necessary and doesn’t solve anything.
According to PEOPLE and Entertainment Tonight, Tommy posted and quickly deleted a photo of his bloodied mouth on Instagram on Monday, with a message for his son.
He reportedly wrote,
My heart is broken. You can give your kids everything they could ever want in their entire lives and they can still turn against you. Good job Brandon! Great son!
USA TODAY has contacted Tommy's representatives for comments.