BEVERLY HILLBILLIES star MAX BAER JR has no regrets over assaulting Dallas beauty Victoria Principal in the street 35 years ago, because "she deserved it".

The 67-year-old, son of late boxer MAX BAER, admits he had a run-in with the actress on Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, before her rise to fame playing PAMELA EWING in the Texan oil drama.

Baer Jr tells the NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, "I slapped Dallas star Victoria Principal on Sunset Blvd. back in 1970.

"She deserved it. She was acting like a bitch.

"They arrested me. But the Deputy Attorney (DA) didn't press charges because the whole thing was bulls**t."

21/06/2005 13:46