Longoria Disputes War of Words with Cop
The Desperate Housewives star denies claims that she insulted an officer
An alleged war of words took place in the wee hours of Christmas Eve in Texas, involving Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria, her boyfriend, San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker, and a police officer.
A bicycle officer claims he told the athlete that he was impeding cars at a traffic stop in San Antonio, reports the Associated Press.
When Parker’s car didn’t move, the officer rapped the hood with the palm of his hand, according to a police report on the 12:45 a.m. incident. When Parker questioned the officer about touching his vehicle, police said, the couple “began screaming in a verbally abusive and demeaning manner.”
Longoria called the police report “highly inaccurate,” according to AP.
Police say Parker then began to drive away, nearly hitting a male passerby. After being ordered to stop and get out, the Belgian-born, Paris-bred Parker produced a French driver’s license, police said.
The officer writing the citations (for impending traffic and failing to have a valid Texas license) said Parker complained: “This is all the cops do, just mess with people,” and that Longoria shouted: “He’s just a Mexican bike cop. He only wants your autograph.”
Longoria denied making the comment. Through her publicist, she explained: “It’s a shame that one officer conducted himself in such an inappropriate and disorderly manner. I never made any sort of racial slurs, let alone made any comments about the officer being Mexican, as a Mexican myself.”