The star-studded event was made more interesting when, at around 1:30 AM, Huffington Post Washington bureau chief Ryan Grim approached Fox News correspondent Jesse Watters and began filming him, mimicking the latter’s style of ambush interviews.
— daveweigel (@daveweigel) May 1, 2016
Terkel claimed at the time that she had been stalked by Watters, who followed her for at least two hours before confronting her on camera and demanding that she recant statements she had made about Bill O’Reilly.
After being confronted at the party, Watters snatched the phone out of Grim’s hands, and punches were thrown as Grim attempted to take it back.
— Ryan Grim (@ryangrim) May 1, 2016
The duo grappled and threw punches as they tumbled into a couch and knocked over a table. The blows continued for several minutes, until the two were pulled apart by guests including RNC executive director Sean Spicer.
"Jesse should retire from the ambush business if he can't deal with it on the other end," an unapologetic Grim told The Hollywood Reporter regarding the incident.
Watters has not publicly commented on the incident, but is reportedly set to address it on Monday evening’s episode of the O’Reilly Factor.