The son of Norman Reedus and Helena Christensen appeared in court on Tuesday after he was arrested in New York City for allegedly assaulting a woman.

Mingus Reedus has been charged with misdemeanor assault for the September 24 incident, the N.Y.P.D. Deputy Commissioner of Public Information (DCPI).

Mingus’ attorney’s attorney has called the charges “baseless.”

Reedus and Christensen have not commented on their son’s charges.

According to the N.Y.P.D’s D.C.P.I, authorities responded to a 911 call at 10:15 p.m. in September regarding an assault that took place near Mulberry Street and Baxter Street.

There, an anonymous woman told authorities that she had a verbal confrontation with an unknown male. He was later identified as Mingus, authorities allege.

The woman said that he punched her in the face and police reported that her left eye was injured. She was taken to New York’s Downtown Hospital and was in stable condition.

When speaking to the New York Daily News, Mingus alleged it was an act of self-defense, and the woman and her friends came after him while he and his friends were attending the San Gennaro Festival in New York City’s Little Italy.

Mingus also said, “It was instinct” and he accidentally hit the woman when he “threw his arm out.”

“I was reacting to them swarming me and was afraid for the safety of my group,” he said.

“We didn’t think anything of it, but these five girls followed us for two blocks, throwing food at us and yelling. We told them to leave us alone, but they kept following, threatening to hurt my girlfriend and her friend,” Mingus continued. “It was very appeared that these girls were under the influence and looking for a fight.”

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