Ashton Kutcher gets in Melee with Security at Stagecoach Festival

Ashton Kutcher gets in Melee with Security at Stagecoach Festival
NEW YORK, NY – MAY 18: (L-R) Actors Jon Cryer, Ashton Kutcher and Angus T. Jones attend the 2011 CBS Upfront at The Tent at Lincoln Center on May 18, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

By Dawn Cranfield

Ashton Kutcher gets in Melee with Security at Stagecoach Festival

Two and a Half Men Star, Ashton Kutcher, was attending the country music festival, Stagecoach, when he became embroiled in a bitter melee with security guards.

Kutcher was in the backstage VIP area of the Mustang Stage watching Lone Bellow, a little known band; he just tweeted to his 14 million Twitter followers that they were “the next thing in country music.” (music.yahoo.com)

A short time later, he went to the front area to greet a fan who wanted to say hello to him when he

Ashton Kutcher gets in Melee with Security at Stagecoach Festival
Ashton Kutcher (Photo GSI Media March 9, 2011)

was approached by security who intervened.

A shoving match ensued, ostensibly originating from the security guard, with Kutcher and the guard each shoving the other.  It is reported that Kutcher’s friends had to restrain him.

The guard demanded that Kutcher be forced to leave the Indio, California, music festival, but he opted to leave on his own.

Kutcher’s representative has not commented on the incident.  However, eyewitnesses have stated that the security guard was overzealous and out of line, starting the situation.

This incident comes at a time when CBS recently confirmed an 11th season of Kutcher’s hit sitcom, Two And a Half Men.  The show has been renewed for the 2013-14 season.

Ashton Kutcher gets in Melee with Security at Stagecoach Festival
Ashton Kutcher

Both Kutcher and his co-star Jon Cryer will make almost $700,000 per episode, with Kutcher earning slightly more.  Angus T. Jones who has played Jake, Jon Cryer’s son on the show since the beginning, will not be returning as a series regular, although he may return occasionally as a guest-star.

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