Mike Smith was arrested in Los Angeles on April 1 after an incident at a Hollywood hotel. (Photo: Showcase)Spokesman Frank Mateljan said the office decided not to pursue the charge "due to lack of sufficient evidence."
From left to right, "Trailer Park Boys" actors J.P. Tremblay, Mike Smith, and Robb Wells have created a cult following for their show. (Photo: Rick Eglinton/Toronto Star via Getty Images)The statement also said other members of the "Trailer Park Boys" and all staff "stand behind" Smith. Not long after news of Smith's arrest surfaced, however, his then "Trailer Park Boys" co-star Lucy DeCoutere announced that she was leaving the television show. DeCoutere took to Twitter at the time to say: "If I find out that somebody is abusive, I cut them out of my life.'' She then tweeted that she was resigning.
DeCoutere later insisted she remained friends with the cast and crew of the "Trailer Park Boys" despite saying her departure was linked to Smith's arrest. DeCoutere has become a well-known figure across the country after testifying against former CBC broadcaster Jian Ghomeshi at his sexual assault trial. He was found not guilty in March. "Trailer Park Boys'' is about three petty felons living in a trailer park. The show is produced by Toronto-based Showcase Television and appears on Netflix.