LATEST: Actress TATUM O'NEAL has offered another side to the family fight that ended with her father RYAN O'NEAL's arrest on Friday night (02FEB07) - her brothers REDMOND and GRIFFIN teamed up when the actor started getting violent.
In a statement released late yesterday (05FEB07), the Oscar winning actress refused to go into details about the row, which erupted after a family party - and left Griffin's pregnant girlfriend JoJo in hospital needing stitches.
But she was keen to make sure the public didn't side with her father after he released statements yesterday insisting he fired a warning shot in self-defence when his son attacked him with a poker.
In her own statement Tatum O'Neal said, "No matter what my dad is saying in the press, Griffin was not trying to start a fight with him; he was attempting to protect Redmond.
"I'm sure when the police sort out the facts, the truth will be revealed."
Ryan O'Neal was booked on charges of assault with a deadly weapon and negligent discharge of a firearm after neighbours, who heard a shot ring out, called police to the family home.