Dourdan’s former girlfriend Nicole Cannizzaro filed an assault and battery lawsuit against the former “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” actor earlier this year, claiming he punched her and broke her nose during a fight in 2011.
The 45-year-old star was scheduled to appear in court before Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Stephanie Sautner on Monday morning but failed to show up.
The actor’s attorney claimed his client had missed his flight back from Morocco, where he is currently filming. Dourdan is scheduled to arrive back this afternoon.
Dourdan was lucky and arrived to the preliminary hearing deadline this afternoon, which ended in Judge Sautner recalling the arrest warrant.
“How’s the jet lag?” Sautner asked Dourdan, who flew in from Frankfurt following a shoot in Morocco.
“Hasn’t hit me yet,” the actor stated.
The actor seemed relieved and told the media he is “ready for this all to be over.”
He has maintained his innocence in the case.
A new trial date for Dourdan set for June 7.