Will Smith was arrested for assault and criminal conspiracy Thu-11-Oct-12 17:06 Share this By Megan SlovakIn 1989, Will Smith was arrested and charged with "aggravated assault, recklessly endangering another person, simple assault and criminal conspiracy."Just a few days after winning a Grammy for his amazeballs collaboration with DJ Jazzy Jeff, the Fresh Prince's bodyguard brutally beat William Hendricks, a record promoter, so badly that it nearly left him blind!!While Will watched on!!What the heck!? That's not the Big Willie we thought we knew!!The rapper maintains his innocence! In a 2005 interview, he explained himself:“It wasn’t my fault. That’s what they all say! But it wasn’t my fault. This is back in Philly. One of my buddies beat up this dude, and I was there. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.” You May Also Like Will Smith's 'Fresh Prince' surprise for Graham Norton What made Jaden Smith squel during an interview about his new movie Will Smith’s kid wants to move out Become a fan of The Edge on Facebook and on Twitter .