Actor and comedian Faizon Love pleads not guilty to assault charge

Love is accused of assaulting another man in the baggage claim area of the airport.

"There were some words exchanged, whatever, maybe something could have been avoided on both parts", the actor's lawyer, John Moore, said in court. He was coming back to his home in Columbus. During his arraignment Wednesday, Love pleaded not guilty and was given a $2,000 bond.

Love was charged with misdemeanor assault and booked into the Franklin County Jail. He walked out of the courthouse, taking pictures with fans and talking to the media. Video of the altercation was released Wednesday.

"Somebody lost their cool and somebody got taught a lesson", Love said. Love said, "Watch your mouth boy".

Reports suggest the employee, 24, suffered minor injuries in the scuffle, and Faizon was taken into custody and held overnight. He has also appeared in a number of television shows.

Love is scheduled to make appearances at a Columbus comedy club next week.

  • Joanne Flowers