While many people were posting loving Father's Day tributes on Sunday, praising the men who raised them and thanking them for life lessons, Tommy Lee's son Brandon Lee shared video of he and his dad after perhaps their worst moment: their fist fight this past March.
The Lees openly feuded on social media before and after the dust-up, with Tommy accusing his son of barging into his bedroom and attacking him for no reason.
Tommy referenced the incident in a Father's Day-theme Instagram post Sunday, paying tribute to his own father and lamenting his shortcomings raising his sons.
"Sometimes I feel like I failed as a father, because my kids don’t know the value of things," he wrote in the caption. "If they break something, they don’t care because they know they’ll just get a new one, if they hurt someone, they don’t care because so many people tell them it’s OK. I never wanted this for my kids."
Lee continued, explaining that "their mom has a lot to do with it, enabling bad behavior" and spoiling the children. Brandon, 21, is Lee's oldest child with Pamela Anderson.
"Remember what happened last time you said this s**t?" Brandon retorted in a response that came about an hour later. "You gotta show up to be a Dad, big guy. If you think we're so bad (which I can assure you we are not) then you should have showed up to a few more [birthdays] and baseball games. Someone like you couldn't raise a man like me."
The younger Lee then posted a few seconds of video he apparently took moments after knocking out his dad in March.
"Look a little sleepy there Tommy," he wrote.
The video has no sound and depicts Tommy in his underwear spayed out on a black carpet. A hand, possibly belonging to Lee's fiancée Brittany Furlan, appears to be swiping at that camera.
Brandon never disputed that he hit his father in the incident, but he claimed he did so in self-defense. Brandon said he entered his dad's room that night to confront him about his alcohol abuse and about negative comments he made about Anderson via Twitter days earlier.
Brandon said Tommy was drunk at the time and he lunged at Brandon when the 21-year-old knocked him out.
Tommy was taken to the hospital for evaluation. L.A. County police responded to his house, but a judge later dropped the case after Tommy refused to cooperate with prosecutors in a case against his son.
Tommy said at the time he feared how a criminal record would hamper his son's ability to get a job and make a steady living.
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