News broke yesterday that comedian Faizon Love physically assaulted an airport worker at the Columbus, Ohio, airport.
Now that he's been released from prison, the actor/comedian is speaking out and he explained that he was ticked off because the worker spat at him and threatened to get violent before he attacked him.
In an interview with TMZ, the actor said he flew into a rage because he was charged $1,000 for long-term parking at the airport. He said the valet who was tending to him got snappy at first, though, threatening to "put hands" on him.
He said his guard went up when he turned his back and heard the valet clear his throat to spit at him.
Though the spit attack wasn't seen in the surveillance video, the Black-ish star insisted that it happened, but didn't connect.
He added that the man needed to be "taught a lesson" about disrespecting others and he's not apologizing for what he did.
Take a look at the interview, below.
See what Twitter had to say about the altercation:
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