Veteran US soap star DRAKE HOGESTYN has filed a restraining order against a man who attacked him in his California home.
The actor, who has played JOHN BLACK on daytime soap Days Of Our Lives for over 20 years, claims CARL RAYMOND CHENEY assaulted him and "physically tried to exorcise the devil from me."
In court papers, obtained by website TMZ.com, Hogestyn reveals he was relaxing at home with his family when Oregon native Cheney found his way onto his property and charged at the actor's daughter.
Hogestyn reveals Cheney was carrying a Bible and screaming, "Where is he? I will cast him out!"
The actor adds Cheney was "calling me by my stage name... recalling past storylines, especially the demonic possession of several years past. But more important, he thought I was dead, because the show that aired on Friday 12.29.06 left my character John Black shot and presumed dead."
Hogestyn spent 10 minutes grappling with Cheney until he and his 25-year-old son BEN were able to restrain him and call the police.
When WENN went to press, Cheney was in custody at the Los Angeles County Jail on $150,000 (GBP76,900) bail.