However, being the social media star that he is, Cam managed to get A LOT of support, after posting his own mugshot online and claiming it was for self-defence, despite being charged with assault."
"Unfortunately sometimes in life you find yourself in a situation where you have to protect yourself and the people you care about, have a safe and happy new year, 2019 is going to be an amazing one," he wrote.
Cameron was arrested on a felony charge of second-degree assault on Saturday, police in Aspen, Colorado said in a press release.
He reportedly broke another man’s nose after punching him in the face.
At 5 a.m., an ambulance was called to the Hyatt Residences Grand Aspen to treat the unidentified man, who was bleeding from the facial injuries he’d sustained.
The victim told police that he’d been hit. Authorities later took Cameron into custody.
Aspen Police Sgt. Rick Magnuson told The Aspen Times that Cameron was arrested and charged over the alleged face-breaking incident.
He was released after posting $5,000 bond, and is due to go to court on Jan. 22, say police.
After Cameron was released, his post on social media, it got retweeted over 6,600 times and has received 60,000 favorites.
Comments are defending him too.
Cam also shared his mugshot on Instagram, where it attained more than one million likes in a matter of days.