The troubled actor was allegedly embroiled in the incident in Westlake, Los Angeles on Friday night (24Apr15) and was taken into police custody for assault with a deadly weapon on Saturday (25Apr15) before being released on bail hours later.

Jackson, who has had a well-documented struggle with alcohol and substance abuse, has now alleged the complainant turned up at a party he was holding with a group of women in a hotel and robbed him of $2,300 (£1,440).

He told TMZ.com that in his struggle to retrieve the cash, the man pulled a gun on him and he defended himself with a knife.

Jackson reportedly returned to the hotel the next day to collect items he left in the room, at which point police were called to the scene and he was detained.

Earlier this year (15), the 34 year old was asked to leave British reality TV show Celebrity Big Brother after exposing a castmate's breasts.