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 & Jimmy Fallon take us on a hilarious trip back through the Evolution Of Hip Hop Dancing Fresh Prince Of Bel Air star dead at 65 Will Smith's 'Fresh Prince' surprise for Graham Norton Become a fan of The Edge on Facebook and on Twitter .