01/18/2012 at 08:00 AM EST
Kasey Kahl's publicist says the reported bar fight that led to his client's arrest on Sunday
was instigated by fame seekers who likely attacked the reality star out of booze-fueled jealousy.
"We would not be surprised if these persons bent on attaining their 15 minutes of fame, while intoxicated and perhaps fueled by jealousy, will antagonize and attack stars such as Kasey in a Jersey Shore
type brawl given the opportunity," Richard Harlow says in a statement.
He adds: "These persons wanted their 15 minutes, which they received, and now those 15 minutes are over. The recent reports emphasizing any brutality on his behalf and downplaying his act of self-defense are entirely speculative and false."
The former Bachelor Pad
star, 27, was arrested on a charge of drunk and disorderly conduct after the alleged brawl at Club Habanos in Fresno, Calif.
"At this time we have no comment regarding the specific facts of the alleged incident, but we are confident that Kasey Kahl will be fully exonerated upon completion of a full investigation," Harlow says.
Kahl, the ex-boyfriend
of former Bachelor
winner Vienna Girardi, emerged largely unscathed from the incident, judging by his grinning mugshot.