Josh Brolin Opens Up About His New Year’s Day Arrest

Josh Brolin has discounted his January 1st public drunkenness arrest, insisting he was simply having a bit of "innocent" fun.

Josh-Brolin-mug-shotThe Men In Black 3 star was taken into custody in Santa Monica, CA after partying a bit too hard with friends while ringing in 2013.

He was booked for the misdemeanor charge and fined $250, but his encounter with the police was badly timed – right in the middle of Brolin’s promotional tour for new movie Gangster Squad.

The forty-four year old could not dodge the incident during an appearance on Good Morning America on Wednesday, and so he instead played it down, blaming the media for turning it into a big deal.

He said, "I’m the one guy who’s out there and they (the police) go, ‘Hey! That’s Josh, let’s grab him.’ It was a pretty innocent thing, it was a fun thing, and the most awful thing about it is you see this (paparazzi) shot of me like… (grimacing) – they don’t show you the other shot when I turn and I have a huge smile on my face."

"And then you sensationalize it and make it into something, but whatever… They (the cops) were very sweet to me actually."

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