Last week the media offered a terrific feel-good story: the sudden transformation of the so-called “Golden Voiced Homeless Man” from the streets of Columbus, Ohio to mainstream media star making appearances on Today and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (among other notable programs.) Some wondered if the sudden fame brought to the viral video sensation would be a storm that Williams could weather, or if he would soon end up in trouble. Well according to Mediaite’s sister site Gossip Cop, it appears that the good times may have already come to an end for Mr. Williams.Dang! Flame out on Take Off? Who'da Thunk?
Gossip Cop reports:
The formerly homeless Williams, who has battled drug and alcohol problems, got into a heated argument with his daughter at the Renaissance hotel, say sources.
An LAPD spokesman tells Gossip Cop that the police “responded to a disturbance call at the Renaissance Hotel last night at about 9 p.m.” and two people “were transferred to the Hollywood station.”
The spokesman added, “The investigation is ongoing,” but “no one was booked, no files were charged.”
During his appearance on Today, host Matt Lauer asked if Williams was going to be able to handle the intense media scrutiny and attention. While it might be too early to say exactly, it appears that Mr. Williams might have his work cut out for him.