‘The Wire’ Star Wood Harris
Accused of Beating Up Girlfriend …
D.A. Declines Charges
7/14/2018 12:30 AM PDT
Wood Harris — who starred as Avon Barksdale on the hit HBO series “The Wire” — won’t face any criminal charges after allegedly pummeling his girlfriend, who is now threatening further legal action.
The alleged incident went down back in April in Philly, when Harris’ gf of 2 years, Anya Richardson, claimed he flew into a violent rage that landed her in the hospital.
According to a police report, obtained by TMZ, Richardson claimed he struck her multiple times in the stomach, neck and ribs. Richardson also alleged he spat on her face and choked her.
We reached out to Richardson, who tells TMZ … Harris invited her to Philly where he was shooting “Creed II.” She tells us they were in his hotel room when the unprovoked attack allegedly went down.
She says she went to the hospital the next day and reported the incident to police the day after her hospital visit. We spoke to a rep for the Philadelphia D.A.’s Office who tells us … they could not prove beyond a reasonable doubt a crime had occurred, so they declined to prosecute.
Richardson’s attorney, Alberto Ebanks, tells TMZ … his client “feels there is little choice but to pursue alternative remedies to help protect other women from the threat of assault.”
A rep for Harris tells TMZ … “The account by this woman is pure fabrication. Wood was never questioned by the authorities and that should speak to the authenticity of the accusation. No further comment.”