Chuck Norris’s reps have spoken out to deny the actor was at the Capitol riots in Washington DC last week after a photo of a lookalike went viral.
The actor, 80, was actually at home in a different State when the riots took place and the picture in question is simply of a fairly good lookalike.
His rep, Erik Kritzer, told People: ‘This is not Chuck Norris and is a wannabe look-alike although Chuck is much more handsome.
‘Chuck remains on his range in Texas where he has been with his family.’
The Walker, Texas Ranger star also shared his own statement on Twitter, writing: ‘I recently learned there was a Chuck Norris lookalike at the DC Capitol riots. It wasn’t me and I wasn’t there.
‘There is no room for violence of any kind in our society. I am and always will be for Law and Order. Your friend, Chuck Norris’.
Although Chuck is a long-time Republican and supported Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election against Hillary Clinton, he did not speak out publicly about who he was backing in the 2020 election.
The riots at the Capitol on January 6 led to the death of five people including a police officer who died of injuries he sustained at the protest.
Capitol Police reported that over 50 officers sustained injuries, many of which needed hospital treatment.
According to TMZ, the lawsuit states that his wife Gena discovered the adverts online last June and his likeness and name had been used without permission.