September 26, 2013

Comedian Dan Nainan assaulted Daily Beast reporter Josh Rogin Wednesday night in Washington, D.C., police say.

Rogin had tweeted criticism of Nainan’s comedy act before the purported incident, which the report classifies as simple assault. D.C. police spokesperson Araz Alali confirmed in a phone call that Nainan was arrested last night at the club’s address.

On the listed date and time, V-1 reports he was punched in the face by O-1 with a closed fist and then pushed. V-1 further reports that O-1 walked away and returned to strike V-1 in the face with a closed fist. W-1 also reports that he observed O-1 punch V-1 in the face with a closed fist.

Here’s the report. I blacked out Rogin’s address and phone number.

Police report from Dan Nainan’s alleged assault on Josh Rogin

Previously: Police arrest comedian who allegedly punched journalist

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Andrew Beaujon reported on the media for Poynter from 2012 to 2015. He was previously arts editor at and managing editor of Washington City…
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