Paris Hilton‘s boyfriend Cy Waits (photo) was attacked outside a Los Angeles court today.
Waits was accompanying Hilton to the Superior Court building for a hearing where the socialite is due to testify against a man accused of trying to break into her Hollywood home last year.
Tmz.com reports that the alleged attacker, James Rainford, “lunged” at Waits and grabbed him by the neck. Hilton’s security team intervened and restrained the man on the ground.
He was then detained by police.
Check out a video of the incident over at TMZ.
Update: It transpires that the suspect, James Rainford, is known to Hilton. He was arrested last October after he rode a bike onto Hilton’s property, resulting in an altercation with her security team.
Hilton has since taken to Twitter to comment on the drama:
“On my way to the court house to testify against the intruder. I’m very nervous to see him face to face again. :(,” she wrote.
Followed by: “Omg @KathyHilton! That other psycho intruder just punched Cy in the back of the head as we were walking into the court house. So scary! :(