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Comedian Charged With Assaulting Journalist

Dan Nainan says he was offended by Josh Rogin's tweets

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A standup comedian faces assault charges after a physical altercation with a journalist in the audience that was documented on Twitter.

Comedian Dan Nainan said in a phone interview with The Associated Press Thursday that he was offended by tweets about other performers during a charity event Wednesday night in Washington. He said he wasn't upset by the tweets that journalist Josh Rogin sent that were critical of his performance during a benefit for the Pension Rights Center and the Foundation for the Education and the Rebirth of Haiti.