*Ted Williams, the former homeless man known as having a “golden voice,” was detained Monday night with his daughter after police responded to a disturbance at a Los Angeles hotel, according to the Hollywood Reporter and Access Hollywood.
The Los Angeles Police Department confirmed that two people were detained around 9 p.m. PT because of an alleged “yelling altercation.” Richard French, a spokesperson from the LAPD, would not confirm the identities of the individuals involved and said both people were released.
The two individuals were transported to a police station, but no charges were filed and no arrests were made, French told TodayShow.com. He added that the investigation is ongoing.
According to Access Hollywood, Williams and his daughter were at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles, where they were staying prior to an appearance on the “Dr. Phil” show.
Williams, 53, reunited with his ex-wife Patricia and five of his nine children in a two-part episode of “Dr. Phil” that will air Tuesday (today, 01-11-11) and Wednesday (01-12-11). He reunited with his mother , after not seeing her for more than 20 years, on Today last week.
Williams had been living on the streets in Ohio for years after drugs and alcohol dragged him into a life of petty crime. The website The Smoking Gun reported Williams’ arrest record includes robbery, theft, forgery and drug possession.
Williams said on Today last week that he’s been sober for two years, but was having trouble landing work. He quickly rose to fame last week after a reporter captured his voice on a video and posted the clip online. Millions of views later, job offers started pouring in – including requests to do announcing work from the Cleveland Cavaliers, a radio station in Hawaii, Kraft Macaroni & Cheese and dozens more.