I remember it like it was yesterday.
Backstage at the Heatherette show with designers Richie Rich and Traver Rains and a glittering crowd that included Amanda Lepore, Nicolette Sheridan, French Stewart, Chili Pepper Anthony Kiedis, Leelee Sobieski….
… and Antonio Sabato Jr, who at that time was still just a soap hunk/underwear model and not the raving right wing Trump apologist he is now….
Suddenly fists were flying, drag queens were screaming, and there – on the concrete floor, rolling around with an unidentified man – was Sabato. In a bizarre backstage fistfight.
Via a 2004 People magazine story:
“It was a real fight,” said an eyewitness to the April 1 incident, which was documented on video and has now become a hit on the Web. “They knocked over rolling racks of clothes and had security rush in and pull them apart. It was so dumb.”
A cameraman for Heatherette recorded the action on video as did Chris McKim, a reporter for World of Wonder Productions, which put the action onto the Internet.
“During the scuffle, they knocked into me,” McKim said. “Clothes were flying and the models were getting out of the way.”
WOW’s fight coverage reported that the curly-haired Sabato, 32, the former Calvin Klein underwear model looked like he needed some help. The actor, WOW said, “was getting the s— kicked out of him.”
Watch the long-lost footage that proves that possible future Congressman Sabato has been a hot-head for decades.