'Deadliest Catch' star pleads not guilty in assault on an Uber driver

SEATTLE — "Deadliest Catch" star Sig Hansen pleaded not guilty to charges connected to an assault on an Uber driver.

Hansen is accused of a spitting on an Uber driver and denting the driver's car early Thursday morning after celebrating "Norway's Constitution Day" in Ballard.

The police report shows it happened after the driver refused to accept cash for the ride.

Police arrested Hansen at his Shoreline home where officers say he was "obviously intoxicated."

Hansen is accused of assault and property destruction, both misdemeanors, to which he pleaded not guilty.

The magistrate also ordered Hansen to stay away from alcohol, drugs and using Uber.

"I feel terrible about it. It's embarrassing," Hansen said as he left court.

But this is just the latest of Hansen's legal troubles.

Back in March, KIRO 7 spoke exclusively with his estranged daughter Melissa Eckstrom who is suing him because she says he sexually abused her as a child.

“He needs to be held accountable for what he did to me,” Eckstrom told KIRO 7’s Deborah Horne. “And I’m trying to seek justice in the only way I know how to.”

Hansen called the allegations nothing more than an "old fashioned shakedown."

Last month, prosecutors decided not to file criminal charges in the case.

Hansen’s next court date is scheduled for June 19.