Ryan O'Neal Issues Statement About Arrest

On Monday, “Extra” received an official statement from Ryan O’Neal, issued through his manager, Neil Hassman, concerning the incident at his home, and his arrest, February 3, 2007.

"It is unfortunate that what should have been an internal family disagreement was escalated to the point that Ryan felt he had to defend himself from Griffin's aggressive, extremely menacing physical behavior, (wildly swinging a fireplace poker), in the way he did. The injury to Griffin's girlfriend was caused by Griffin himself and not Ryan, as has been alleged by Griffin. Of late, Ryan has extended himself so far as to insure the young lady, and her unborn child.

“As this is now an open case, Ryan cannot comment any further, but certainly believes he will be completely vindicated after a thorough investigation."

Watch “Extra” Monday night for the full scoop on this developing story.