Flying fists, wounded wife in Tony Jaa family feud

Famous for beating thugs down with devastating kicks and punches, Thai martial arts star Tony Jaa found himself in a real-life family brawl Friday night.

Jaa’s wife was injured in a physical confrontation pitting family against family, which happened after a vehicle driven by Jaa’s brother-in-law allegedly rammed his Mercedes in Pathum Thani, according to ASTV News.

Brother-in-law Tharat Supphachokpaisan had accompanied Jaa’s father, Thongdi Yeerum, to visit the movie star’s home. When they found Jaa had left with his wife, they pursued them in their vehicle before reportedly driving into the back of Jaa’s car.

After the roadside dust-up, the family members said they returned to Jaa’s home to settle the dispute. It was there that Piyarat “Boong-gi” Chotiwattananon, Jaa’s wife, claims she was assaulted by Tharat.

Tharat and Thongdi disputed those accusations to the police, and have countered with their own claim that Boong-gi was to blame for the accident, and that she and Jaa attacked them.

Friday’s incident is the latest bad news for the Ong Bak and Tom Yum Goong lead. Earlier this month, he was threatened with legal action by Thai film juggernaut Sahamongkol after he was tapped for a role in the next Fast & Furious film.

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