A team member for actress Laura Linney was allegedly assaulted by an autograph seeker who tried to aggressively push his way into the star’s personal space.
The 59-year-old “Ozark” actress was accompanied by team members while she left the Christian Siriano Fashion Show at the Pierre Hotel in New York City on Friday, TMZ reported.
In a TikTok video showing the assault, Linney was soon mobbed by fans and paparazzi outside the star-studded event before the physical confrontation.
As Linney waited for her car to arrive, a large man with a pen and paper in hand approached from behind seemingly to get an autograph from “The Truman Show.”
Her alleged team member attempted to block the man from getting too close to the star.
“Don’t f–king touch me,” the autograph hound can be heard saying in the clip, shoving him out of the way.
Never seen anything like this before! Today at outside the Christian Siriano NYFW event. That’s a professional autographers getting out of control once he was denied! Not okay! And look how quickly everyone went back to normal right after!!♬ original sound – New York Mickey
“Hey! Hey! No,” said the team member as he selflessly put his body between the star and the autograph hound.
“You don’t do that,” he added.
The team member claimed in the video that he “didn’t touch” the man.
Linney’s team member was then punched in the back of the head in a blindsided attack as the autograph hound retreated, glaring back and muttering angrily.
Concerned for the worker, the startled Linney quickly consoles him, asking if he is “okay.”
The autograph seeker then turns back to Linney and her team at the hotel entrance and shouts, “Don’t f–king touch me” again before storming off.
Taking the hit like a champ, the team member shrugged off the blow and reassured Linney that he was “fine” while cracking a smile in disbelief before they got in their car and left.
The NYPD told The Post that no reports were filed from the hotel regarding the incident.
The Post has contacted Linney’s team for comment on the unprovoked attack.
Linney was in town as part of NYC Fashion Week, along with hundreds of high-profile celebrities embarking on the festivities around the city.
“The Big C” actress was seen sitting with Janet Jackson, Alicia Silverstone, Avril Lavigne, Kesha, and Quinta Brunson at the Christian Siriano runway show prior to the attack on her team member.
The Siriano’s event started an hour behind schedule, but most in attendance did not seem to mind from the look of the cheerful atmosphere.