Does HGTV have a new bad boy? Is it even possible for a home-and-garden network to have a bad boy in the first place?
Either way, it seems as though Jonathan Scott, the renovating half of the popular Scott brother duo of Property Brothers, was involved in a barroom brawl in a bar called Dempsey’s Public House, located in Fargo, North Dakota, last Saturday.
No arrests have been made or charges filed yet, but police state they are investigating, and that they will review all surveillance video to determine whether or not charges will be necessary.
It’s unclear as to what happened exactly, but it ended with Jonathan calling 911 at 1:57 a.m. with claims that he had been assaulted by the bar’s bouncer. And it does seem as though Jonathan did end up being quickly subdued by said bounder — in fact, TMZ reports that Jonathan “ended up in a bouncer’s headlock” while hanging out at the bar — but as to what happened before Jonathan ended up on the losing side of a tussle with the barroom bouncer is a little less clear.
Local police say that bar employees at Dempsey’s were trying to clear out the joint before the 2 a.m. closing time. And a source close to Jonathan reported that Jonathan happened to get in the middle of other people who were arguing, which sparked the altercation.
Police state that the employees at the bar deny any assault. However, photos of the incident make it very clear that something happened at that bar that night.
Jonathan is the more “rugged” of the two Property Brothers, often seen wearing flannel shirts and jeans in order to renovate the houses his brother, Drew, an identical version of Jonathan but clean-shaven and dressed impeccably in a suit and tie, has helped someone purchase. In fact, Drew himself has described Jonathan’s contribution to the popular HGTV show as “slow-motion renovation in tight jeans.” The twin brothers both stand 6’5″ tall and are considered sex symbols for HGTV, as odd as that may sound for a home-and-garden network. But the Scott brothers’ good looks are undeniable, with even Glamour gushing over the brothers.
“Yes, we’ve all always harbored massive crushes on the twins, but let’s just say they are taking their sex appeal to all new levels—ripped-shirts, greased-muscles, water-sprayed levels of hotness.”
Furthermore, both brothers appeared in People’s“Sexiest Man Alive” issue.
“Google ‘property brothers,’ and one of the search engine’s suggestions is ‘single?’ Yep, ladies love HGTV stars (and identical twins) Jonathan and Drew, who’ve also acted, directed and started a sketch comedy troupe. The Canada natives – Drew’s a real estate agent, Jonathan’s a contractor – help families flip fixer-uppers, though neither of them seems to need any fixing: both love spontaneous women who are up for new adventures and eating at delicious restaurants. Sign us up!”
And then there is the musical talent, as can be seen in the video below.
So, don’t let Jonathan Scott’s recent barroom scrap tarnish what truly is a basic good-boy image. When not designing and renovating beautiful homes while dressed in rugged clothes on HGTV, Scott is actively involved in a lot of philanthropic efforts, including multiple youth initiatives. He has worked in the oncology ward at a children’s hospital, volunteered with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and partnered with First Lady Michelle Obama for her “Let’s Read Let’s Move” campaign.
In that particular effort, Scott read to underprivileged kids and then led them in an obstacle course. He, along with brother Drew, is an ambassador for a Christian relief, development, and advocacy organization called World Vision, which strives to alleviate childhood poverty around the world. All three of the Scott brothers (yes, there is a third brother) have fought against child labor and child trafficking, and is involved with Paul Haggis’s Artists for Peace and Justice, which helps support Haitian communities through programs devoted to education and health.
With all of those good works, paired with that smile, in those jeans — perhaps his little fight in a bar in Fargo, North Dakota, can be overlooked.
Pictures of the incident between Jonathan Scott and the barroom bouncer at Dempsey’s Public house can be viewed here.
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