Former Fox News host Dan Bongino, known for his outspoken conservative views, got into a scuffle at an Italian Restaurant in Palm Beach, Florida. Bongino, who bid farewell to his primetime show, ‘Unfiltered with Dan Bongino,’ which happened to be Fox News’s highest-rated program, is now on his own.
Despite the success of his show and the popularity of his podcast, ‘The Dan Bongino Show,’ with a remarkable one million daily downloads and streams, Bongino and Fox News failed to reach an agreement on a new contract after months of negotiations. The exact reasons behind the breakdown in negotiations remain undisclosed.
A recent incident involving Bongino’s wife at an Italian restaurant in Palm Beach, Florida, has stirred up more controversy for the host. According to Bongino, his wife was allegedly forcibly removed in a UFC-style manner after reportedly standing in the wrong line for the restroom. This incident’s details are unclear, but Politico’s Daniel Lippman posted a picture of the reported scuffle.
SPOTTED: conservative media personality and former Fox News host Dan Bongino getting forcibly removed from Cucina Palm Beach by several restaurant employees close to midnight on Friday. https://t.co/IA9jwYODLM pic.twitter.com/PVyYc7Nvhe
— Daniel Lippman (@dlippman) June 25, 2023
In response to Lippman’s post, Bongino commented, “That’s an absolutely FASCINATING take on what really happened. Does Politico support physical violence against women? You’ll have to tune in to my podcast on Monday for the real story.”
The Daily Mail reported,
BONGINO SAID THAT HE HAD PICKED UP THE GROUP’S TAB AND LEFT HIS SERVER A CASH TIP WHEN HE SUDDENLY SAW A RUCKUS ERUPT OUT OF THE CORNER OF HIS EYE. HE SAID A MAN WAS ‘BEAR HUGGING’ A WOMAN AND CARRYING HER OUT.
HE LATER REALIZED IT WAS HIS OWN WIFE, AFTER SEEING HER BRACELET.
BONGINO SAID THAT HE THOUGHT THEY WERE GOING TO SLAM PAULA TO THE GROUND OUTSIDE AS HE SHOUTED: ‘GET YOUR F***ING HANDS OFF MY WIFE.’
THE POLITICAL COMMENTATOR TOLD HIS SHOW: ‘I WASN’T THROWN OUT OF ANYWHERE. I WANT TO BE CLEAR ABOUT THAT.’
BONGINO SAID THAT THE GROUP OF COUPLES HAD BEEN HAVING A GREAT NIGHT OUT – AND EVEN BROADCASTED A CLIP HE TOOK MINUTES BEFORE THE OUTBURST, SHOWING HIMSELF AND HIS WIFE SMILING AND BOPPING THEIR HEADS TO THE LIVELY MUSIC INSIDE THE RESTAURANT.
WHILE IT’S UNCLEAR WHAT LED TO PAULA’S REMOVAL, BONGINO CLAIMED HIS WIFE WAS QUEUING IN THE WRONG LINE FOR THE RESTROOM.
Police were not called to the scene, and no report was filed.